Public Sector Economics
2020 Conference

Keynote speakers


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.


Stefano Scarpetta, OECD, Directorate of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Paris, France 

Mr. Scarpetta, a Ph.D. in Economics from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales, Paris and a MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, since 1991 with the OECD, leading projects, e.g. Implementing the OECD Jobs Strategy and the Sources of Economic Growth in OECD and contributing to e.g. The Policy Challenges of Population Ageing and The Effects of Product Market Competition on Productivity and Labour Market Outcomes. In 2002-06, advisor and lead economist at the World Bank, coordinating a program of Employment and Development and contributing to the investment climate assessments. Since 2006, with the OECD, heading the Country Studies Division in charge of Japan, Korea, China, India, Mexico, Portugal, Denmark and Sweden. In 2008-10, edited the OECD Employment Outlook and headed the Employment Analysis and Policy Division of the Directorate of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs (DELSA). The Deputy Director of DELSA since 2010 and Director since 2013. He has published extensively in academic journals, including in the American Economic Review, The Economic Journal, Economic Policy and The International Journal of Industrial Organisation. 
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