Meaningful Ageing Roundtable: Peter Alders


Peter Alders, Ph.D., is Program Manager, Ageing-in-Place at the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Sport. His work has largely focused on the combination of housing and care and on reforms to the Exceptional Medical Expenses Act and the Social Support Act. Since 2000, Alders has worked as a policy advisor for various ministry offices in the Netherlands, including the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (2000-07), the Ministry of Finance (2007-09), and the Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Sport (2009-12, 2013-present). Since 2016, he has served as a researcher at the Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management. He has published peer-reviewed articles in journals including Journal of Public EconomicsHealth PolicyEuropean Journal of Ageing, and Health Economics, Policy, and Law. Alders received his Ph.D. in economics from the Tinbergen Institute at Erasmus University in Rotterdam and holds a master’s degree in management engineering from the University of Twente, a master’s degree in economics from the University of Amsterdam, and a master’s degree in cognitive neuropsychology from the VU Amsterdam. He was previously selected through The Commonwealth Fund to conduct research at Harvard Medical School as a 2012-13 Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice.


*This biography was provided by Peter Alders for use in conjunction with the China Health Partnership’s Meaningful Ageing Roundtable held on June 21 and June 22, 2021. Requests for reproduction and questions about content should be directed to Peter Alders.