The mission of MEA, the Munich Center for the Economics of Aging, is to evaluate, anticipate and accompany the micro- and macroeconomic aspects of demographic change. Empirical models and their resulting projections enable MEA to deliver sound scientific advice for economic and social policy. MEA is part of several international research networks and thus combines academic research on a high international level with strictly scientific policy consultancy.
The gradually accelerating demographic change is the background of this mission and belongs to the most important social developments of the next decades. Besides its consequences for social policy, demographic change will bring about a pervasive macroeconomic structural change that will affect the entire economy - labor markets, markets for goods and services, as well as capital markets in Germany and abroad.
MEA is one department of the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy and mainly funded by the Max Planck Society. Third party funds are received by MEA from many international institutions for the promotion of science and research (i.a. DFG, VW-Stiftung, EU, NIA/NIH).
Particularly with regard to the effects of social law on economic behavior patterns in Germany and abroad, MEA is working closely with the department of International and Foreign Social Law.
Information of public interest as well as on research results are announced on our News page.
MEA – Seminar
29 May 2013: Tabea Bucher-Koenen "Gender, Confidence and Financial Literacy"
"Ökonomische Analyse des Rentenreformpakets der Bundesregierung" [Economic Analysis of the Pension...
Call for Papers
PHF-SAVE Conference on "Household Finances, Saving and Inequality: An International Perspective",...
SHARE Wave 4 Book Launch celebrated June 27, 2013 in Brussels
„Solidargemeinschaft oder Eigenverantwortung - Wie viel Staat muss sein?“ findet am 27. November...