The Max Planck Emeritus Group "Economics of Aging" headed by Prof. Dr. h.c. Axel Börsch-Supan, PhD, is dedicated to the following topics:
- Research on pension and social policy with models of pension insurance constructed at MEA and international comparative data, and on the labour market implications of the Covid-19 pandemic as part of the EU Commission-funded project "SHARE-COVID19: Non-intended consequences of the epidemic control decisions".
- The Life-Cycle Decisions area concentrates on issues of old age, especially care planning and financing, as part of the EU Commission-funded project "BB-Future: The Care Wave and the Future of the Baby Boomers and Their Children".
- The Health Division investigates the medium- and long-term economic, social and health policy consequences of the Covid 19 pandemic on the basis of the SHARE-COVID19 project, and evaluates data on dementia in the SHARE-HCAP study as well as the biomarker data from SHARE.
The Max Planck Emeritus Group works in close cooperation with the "Munich Research Institute for the Economics of Aging and SHARE Analyses" (MEA), which formed part of this Institute as the "Munich Center for the Economics of Aging" from 2011 - 2022 and is now being continued as an independent scientific institution.