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 50 people, among them 24 men and 26 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, 38scientists 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 140,000 persons have been interviewed since 2004 and more than 380,000 interviews have been conducted. SHARE covers 27 European countries as well as Israel.

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Introducing a pension information platform in Germany?

New feasibility study for a digital pension cockpit

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Mexican Government honors Dr. Diana López-Falcón

Dr. Diana López-Falcón, researcher at MEA, receives the "Distinguished Mexican Award" by her home country Mexico for her outstanding professional...

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Research Ministers Visit MEA

Prof. Börsch-Supan meets with German Federal Minister of Education and Research and Bavarian Minister for Science and Arts

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MEA director part of new pension commission

Prof. Axel Börsch-Supan appointed as expert by German Government

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press release on April 24, 2018

"Kosten der doppelten Haltelinie"

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Call for Papers: CEPRA/NBER Workshop on Ageing and Health

Submit your detailed abstracts or full papers until December 2, 2018

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Munich Science Days 2018

MEA participates from 10 to 13 November

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