Axel Börsch-Supan

In his role as director of the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich, he has headed the Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) since 2011. He is full Professor for the Economics of Aging at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). He previously taught at Harvard University (1984-1987), and at the universities of Dortmund (1987-1989) and Mannheim (1989-2011). He is a full member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and a corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He also coordinates the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). He is a member of the Council of Advisors to the German Economics Ministry (chair 2004-08), a member of the German federal governments’ Expert Group on Demography and has served as a consultant to the European Commission, the World Bank, the OECD and several foreign governments. He has published numerous articles and edited The Individual and the Welfare State, Springer (2011), with M. Brandt, K. Hank and M. Schröder,


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Hyperbolic pension systems

introduced by Rossella Bocciarelli The eternal debate about which social insurance systems are best suited for a...