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.
The Baltic Sea States Project
New joint project started (MPISOC/MPIDR/Population Europe)
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
The development of the pension gap and German households’ saving behavior
New MEA Discussion Paper published
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...
Educational opportunities are more dependent on social background than ethnicity
Newly published anthology provides an overview of ethnic inequalities in education and training