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 forinternational guests.
- Since 2002, 43 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 since 2004 approximately 140,000 persons have been interviewed in about 380,000 interviews. SHARE covers 27 European countries as well as Israel.