News 2013

7 November 2013

Bavarian Culture Prize for Daniela Schweigler

Dr. Daniela Schweigler has been awarded the Bavarian Culture Prize 2013 in the category of universities for her dissertation “Das Recht auf Anhörung eines bestimmten Arztes (§ 109 SGG) – Dogmatische Einordnung und sozialgerichtliche Praxis eines umstrittenen Prozessinstruments“ [The Right to Hear a Specific Physician (Section 109 SGG) – Dogmatic Classification of a Controversial Procedural Instrument with Regard to Social Court Practice]. The prize is awarded annually by Bayernwerk AG together with the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Cultural Affairs, Science and the Arts for excellence in science and the arts.
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June 2013

Axel Börsch-Supan/Martina Brandt/Howard Litwin/Guglielmo Weber (eds.)

Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations in Europe – First Results from SHARE after the Economic Crisis

On June 27th, 2013 the publication of "Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations in Europe – First Results from SHARE after the Economic Crisis" was celebrated in Brussels. The book encompasses 33 chapters dealing with the impact of the financial crisis on the financial, health-related and social situation of the SHARE respondents aged 50+.

The book is available as an Open Access publication.
Book presentation in Brussels (pictures, videos, PowerPoint presentations)

June 2013

Prof. Axel Börsch-Supan new holder of professorship for "Economics of Aging"

Prof. Axel Börsch-Supan, Ph.D. has become a new member of the TUM School of Management. In the context of a joint appointment with the Max Planck Society he has been active as a professor for the "Economics of Aging" at the TUM School of Management since 1 June 2013.
June 2013

Daniela Schweigler receives Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society

Daniela Schweigler has been conferred the award for her dissertation entitled "Das Recht auf Anhörung eines bestimmten Arztes (§ 109 SGG) – Dogmatische Einordnung und sozialgerichtliche Praxis eines umstrittenen Prozessinstruments" [The Right to Hear a Specific Physician (§ 109 SGG) – Dogmatic Classification of a Controversial Procedural Instrument with regard to Social Court Practice].

On the doctoral thesis, see:
MPG-Yearbook 2013
Studien aus dem Max-Planck-Institut für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik, Vol. 58, 2013

17. April 2013

"Ich habe immer transdisziplinär gearbeitet" [I have always conducted transdisciplinary research]

Interview with Max Planck Fellow Elisabeth Wacker on the occasion of her appointment to a professorship at the TU München.
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April 2013

Medizinische Sachverständigengutachten im sozialgerichtlichen Verfahren [Medical Expert Opinions in Social Court Proceedings]

Social court proceedings often revolve around complex medical issues. Often, medical experts are requested to assist in the proceedings to clarify the facts. Apart from obtaining expert opinions through the official channels the court may, due to the nature of the German Social Court Act, have a physician of the plaintiff’s choice testify as expert witness. This project examined through nationwide research the extent to which the latter procedure impacts the outcome of social court proceedings. It also seeks to further expose the connection between legal doctrine and empirical law research.

Yearbook of the Max Planck Society 2013
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April 2013

Interview with Axel Börsch-Supan:

Ein schweres Stück Arbeit: Jeder, der lange erwerbstätig war, möchte eine ausreichende Alterssicherung haben. Doch ist dies angesichts des demografischen Wandels noch realistisch? [A piece of hard work: Anyone who has worked for a long time hopes to receive an adequate pension. Are these hopes still realistic in view of the demographic change?]

MaxPlanckForschung – Schwerpunkt Demografie (2013): Gesellschaft im Wandel
 
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