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 123,000 persons were questioned since 2004 and more than 293,000 interviews were conducted in more than 20 countries.

 

MEA Team, May 2016
MEA Team, May 2015

News

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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SHARE press release - Mutual Learning: Joint pan-European research improves the understanding of ageing societies

Extension of SHARE study allows for EU-wide country-comparisons

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The development of the pension gap and German households’ saving behavior

New MEA Discussion Paper published

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Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences to Angus Deaton

Angus Deaton was honored with the Sveriges Riksbank prize in economic sciences in memory of Alfred...

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News & Events

21.06.2017: MEA Seminar - Economics of Aging

Melanie Wagner: "Social Networks Changes Among Family Caregivers in Europe", Felizia Hanemann:...

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MEA Workshop: Research on Asylum Seekers and Other Crisis Migrants

October 28, 2016 in Munich

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