Axel Börsch-Supan

Prof. Axel Börsch-Supan, Ph.D., born 1954, studied Mathematics and Economics in Munich and Bonn. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from M.I.T. and was Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the JFK-School of Government at Harvard University.
1989-2011 Börsch-Supan was Professor of Macroeconomics and Economic Policy at the University of Mannheim. In 2011, Börsch-Supan joined the Max Planck Society and became director at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich, leading the Munich Center for the Economic of Aging (MEA).
Börsch-Supan is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass., Adjunct Senior Researcher of the RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California, member of the Committee on Macroeconomic Effects of Aging of the National Academies of Science, and member of the MacArthur Foundation Aging Societies Network.
He is member of the Council of Advisors to the German Economics Ministry (chair 2004-08), of the German federal governments’ expert group on Demography, has co-chaired the German Pension Reform Commission, and was member of the German President’s Commission on Demographic Change. He has served as a consultant to many governments, the OECD, the World Bank, among others.