Axel Börsch-Supan holds a Ph.D. in economics from M.I.T. and was Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University. Since 2011, he leads the Munich Center for the Economic of Aging (MEA) at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich and the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). He is member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the Berlin-Brandenburg, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Cambridge, Mass. His policy consulting includes: Council of Advisors to the German Economics Ministry, German Pension Reform Commission, EU Commission, OECD, World Bank, and others.