Exploring the Economic Aspects of Aging Societies.
Our new brochure summarizes current research findings and contains an outlook on MEA´s research activities.
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More than 30 scientists research at the MEA in different areas and scientific disciplines.
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The main research results around pensions, the labor market and life in old age are summarized in the MEA press area.
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Rational pension  policies.
Moderate reform steps to solve the demographic challenges.
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Challenges for European Welfare States.
Current status of required structural reforms in the context of demographic change.
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Employment in old age.
The existing flexible retirement models in Germany create incentives for early retirement. Besides, older workers are urgently needed.
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The Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) is one department of the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy. The mission of MEA 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. These models base on German, European and global data. In addition to predicting future developments, these models shall be also used to analyze policy measures that affect these developments.

News & Events

"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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