Axel Börsch-Supan, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA), Max-Planck-Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, Munich, Germany
Mr. Börsch-Supan, studied Economics and Mathematics in Munich and Bonn. He holds a Ph.D. degree from M.I.T. (Advisor: Daniel McFadden) and was Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the JFK-School of Government at Harvard University. After two years as Professor of Economics at Dortmund University he became Professor of Macroeconomics and Economic Policy at the University of Mannheim in 1989. Since 2001 he was the founding and executive director of the Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA). He was chairman of the Council of Advisors to the German Economics Ministry, 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, etc. He is Coordinator of SHARE (Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe), a scientific member of the Max Planck Society, director at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, a member of the German National Academy of Sciences, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and the MacArthur Foundation Aging Societies Network.
Monika Queisser, OECD, Paris, France
Monika Queisser is Head of Social Policy at the OECD. She is also one of the leading international experts in pension system analysis and pension reform. She has been working with governments in OECD countries, advising them on pension system design and pension reform strategies since 1999. In 2007-2008, she worked as an adviser to the OECD Secretary-General. Prior to joining the OECD, Ms. Queisser worked at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. She was a member of the pensions and insurance group in the Financial Sector Development Department. She worked with and traveled extensively to countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe to consult governments on pension and insurance matters. Her first employment was with the German Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich. Her professional experience also includes employment as a journalist at daily newspapers and broadcasting in Germany. Ms. Queisser holds two Masters’ degrees (in economics and political science) and a doctorate in economic policy from the University of Munich.