The Future of Pensions: Reforms and their Consequences

Date: 
Friday, 11 December, 2015 - 10:00 to 17:15

 

 

The National Institute of Economic and Social Research invites you to a conference with academics and policy makers on the future of pensions in the UK and the international context.

  • Dr Chiara Rosazza Bondibene (NIESR) will be organising the event, alongside guest co-organisers:
  • Prof Richard Disney (University of Sussex)
  • Prof Peter Dolton (University of Sussex)
  • Prof Alexander Danzer (KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt).

Date:     Friday 11 December 2015

Time:    10.00 am – 5.15 pm

Venue:  NIESR, 2 Dean Trench Street, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HE

Programme

 

9.30 am

Registration & coffee

10.00 am

Introduction

Session 1

 

10.10 am

The Evolution of UK Pensions: an Economic Analysis

 

Richard Disney (University of Sussex)

 

10.35 am

Pension Policy in Practice

 

Steven Webb (former Minister of State for Pensions)

11.00 am

Provision in Germany: One Pillar Crumbling, the Other too Short

 

Martin Werding (Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum and CESifo Research Network)

11.25 am

Q&A

11.40 am

Tea & coffee

Session 2

 

12.00 pm

Who Wins? Evaluating the Impact of Public Sector Pension Reforms across UK Occupations

 

Alexander Danzer (KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt), Peter Dolton (University of Sussex) and Chiara Rosazza Bondibene (NIESR)

12.25 pm

Workplace Pensions and Remuneration in the Public and Private Sectors in the UK

 

Jonathan Cribb (Institute for Fiscal Studies) and Carl Emmerson (Institute for Fiscal Studies)

12.50 pm

Q&A

1.00 pm

Lunch

Session 3

 

1.45 pm

Policy Uncertainty and Pension Reform: the Role of Expectations

 

Emanuele Ciani (Bank of Italy), Adeline Delavande (ISER), Ben Etheridge (University of Essex), Marco Francesconi (University of Essex)

2.10 pm

Linking Retirement Age and Life Expectancy in a Bismarckian System: Effects on the German Pension Insurance

 

Valentin Vogt (KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt), Jörg Althammer (KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)

2.35 pm

Pension Incentives and the Retirement Decisions of Couples

 

Kadir Atalay (University of Sydney), Garry Barrett (University of Sydney)

3.00pm

Q&A

3.15 pm

Tea & coffee

Session 4

 

3.35 pm

Annuities and Uncertain Survival Rates

 

Martin Weale (Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England and NIESR)

4.00 pm

Effect of Reforms to Compulsion on Annuity Demand

 

Edmund Cannon (University of Bristol) Ian Tonks (University of Bath) Rob Yuille (Association of British Insurers)

4.25 pm

Swimming against the Tide? Liberalising Annuitisation Requirements for Defined Contribution Pensions in the UK

 

Gemma Tetlow (Institute for Fiscal Studies)

4.50 pm

Q&A

5.05 pm

Overview of the day

5.15 pm

Close

 

Places are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment. To RSVP and for any enquiries, please contact Luca Pieri at NIESR:  l.pieri [at] niesr.ac.uk  +44(0) 20 7654 1931

A Summary of the Papers and Speakers' Bios can be found here: /sites/default/files/civicrm/persist/contribute/files/A%20summary%20of%20the%20papers%20and%20Speakers%20Bios%281%29.pdf