Duarte Nuno Leite


  • semedo-leite@mea.mpisoc.mpg.de


I am currently Head of the Life-Cycle Decisions unit and a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA), at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy.

I earned my bachelor’s degree in Economics at the Faculty of Economics, University of Porto. At the same university, I completed my PhD degree program in Economics (2014). During the program I was a visiting fellow at Brown University in Providence, US.

After my PhD, I spent 6 months as a trainee at the European Court of Auditors where I participated in the auditing of the implementation of the Excessive Deficit Procedure (European Comission and EUROSTAT). On February 2015, I was hired as a Senior Researcher at MEA.  I am also an invited lecturer at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. Since 2019 I coordinate the Life-Cycle Decisions unit.


As a Senior Researcher at MEA I am working on several projects related to Demographic Change, Life-Cycle decisions such as savings, labor, retirement and education. I investigate these topics both in the perspective of individuals who behave time (in-)consistently and on the incentives necessary to behave in such way. In a more macroeconomic perspective, I am quite interested on the impact of demographic change on the design of pension systems, inequality, economic growth and long-term care.




Life-cycle decisions, demographic change, economic growth, pension systems’ design, inequality.



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