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Modelling the Effects of Population Ageing on the Economy

Event date
Monday, 30 November, 2015
Event time
10:00 to 14:00
Event Type
Offline Event
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The National Institute of Economic and Social Research invites you to a seminar on Overlapping Generations Computable General Equilibrium (OLG-CGE) modelling and its policy applications. The event coincides with the completion of an ESRC-funded project at NIESR that involved building a dynamic OLG-CGE model for the UK (NiAGE), and applying it to examine the economic effects of population ageing in the UK.

The seminar will summarise the outcomes of the project and future plans for NiAGE. Four international speakers who have extensive experience in OLG-CGE modelling and its policy applications will also present their research. The presentations will be followed by a buffet lunch and the opportunity for informal discussion.







Prof Marcel Merrete, University of Ottawa, Ottawa

Welcome speech




Dr Katerina Lisenkova, NIESR, London

Development and applications of the National Institute General Equilibrium model of Ageing (NiAGE)



Dr Jukka Lassila, Research Institute of the Finnish Economy, ETLA,   Helsinki 


Use of stepwise population projections in fiscal policy analysis in Finland       



Dr Thomas Davoine, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna

Quantifying the impact of the Austrian 2015 tax reforms proposals










Dr Joanna Tyrowicz, University of Warsaw, National Bank of Poland, Warsaw

Prof Krzysztof Makarski, Warsaw School of Economics, National Bank of Poland, Warsaw

Political (In)Stability of Social Security Reform


Prof Patrick Georges, University of Ottawa, Ottawa

Pro-Natalist Rhetoric and Policies in Turkey





Date: Monday 30th November 2015

Time: 10am-2pm

Venue: National Institute of Economic and Social Research, 2 Dean Trench St, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HE

Places are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment. To RSVP and for any seminar enquiries, please contact Jane Padgham at NIESR j.padgham [at] niesr.ac.uk   +44(0) 20 7654 1923

We would like to encourage PhD students interested in macroeconomic modelling and/or population ageing to attend this event. We are able to reimburse travel costs of up to £100 for up to 10 PhD students. To be considered for this travel grant, please e-mail k.lisenkova [at] niesr.ac.uk  with a short (up to 200 words) covering letter, explaining why you are interested in this event.

When you arrive, please register at the reception desk.