Gert G. Wagner Member of the Social Advisory Council of the Federal Government
The Social Advisory Council comments on the Federal Government's Pension Insurance Report
Gert G. Wagner, Max Planck Senior Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development (MPIB), has been reappointed to the Social Advisory Council. He has already been a member of the advisory body based at the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs since 2014.
The Social Advisory Council was founded in 1958 and is composed of four representatives each of the insured and the employers, one representative of the Deutsche Bundesbank and three academics from the economic and social science faculties. One of its main tasks is to comment on the federal government's annual pension insurance report, to comment on current developments in pension policy and, if necessary, to draw up special reports on pension policy issues.
Wagner's research focuses on the causes of individual differences in life courses, with a special focus on risk preferences. He works primarily with the data of the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP), which he directed from 1989 to 2011.