Dates and Facts


The Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) originated from the Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging. In 2011 it became one of the two departments of the Max-Planck-Institute for Social Law and Social Politics in Munich.

  • The MEA is managed by Prof. Axel Börsch-Supan, Ph.D.
  • Economists, mathematicians, psychologists, social scientists, statisticians, philosophes and biologists, among others, carry out interdisciplinary research on the challenges of ageing societies all over the world.
  • The MEA employs 48 people, among them 23 men and 25 women.
  • There are more than 30 scientists working at the MEA. Furthermore, the MEA offers the opportunity of a research stay for international guests.
  • Since 2002, 26 scientists obtained their doctorate at the MEA.
  • 18 former research assistants of Prof. Axel Börsch-Supan became professors themselves and are active in international research.
  • The largest project of the MEA is the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). About half of the employees work for this international survey project, in which more than 120,000 persons have been interviewed since 2004 and more than 297,000 interviews have been conducted. SHARE covers 27 European countries as well as Israel.

 

MEA Team, May 2016
MEA Team, May 2015

News

Why women know too little about financial topics – and what has to change

Interview with MEA’s Dr. Tabea Bucher-Koenen in German magazine “Brigitte“

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"Productivity Slowdown, Aging and Pension Systems"

Watch professor Börsch-Supan's talk at the Peterson Institute for International Economics

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Good for everyone? Reassessing the German pension reform

MEA Director Prof. Axel Börsch-Supan discusses the pension reform at the Max-Planck-Forum

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Bavarian State Medal for Prof. Börsch-Supan

Prof Börsch-Supan was recognized by the Bavarian government with the award of the Bavarian State...

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The Baltic Sea States Project

New joint project started (MPISOC/MPIDR/Population Europe)

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News & Events

Econometrics in the Castle: "Machine Learning in Economics and Econometrics"

The workshop will be organized by the Max Planck Society and the University of Hamburg on May...

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30.08.2017: MEA Seminar - Economics of Aging

Gregor Sand: "The Impact of Large-Scale Immigration on the Well-Being of Natives 50+ in Europe"

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