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4th Annual Workshop on Population Ageing and the Chinese Economy

Elderly friends enjoying life

International Conference on
'Addressing Population Aging: Institutional and Public Policy Innovation'

The Australia-China Population Ageing Hub, in collaboration with the School of Entrepreneurship and Management, ShanghaiTech University and the Employment and Social Security Research Center, Fudan University, is hosting its 4th Annual Workshop on Population Ageing and the Chinese Economy in June 2018. The conference will discuss institutional and policy innovations to address population aging, including social security policies, labour market policies and wealth management, among others, with the aim of strengthening academic and policy links. The conference will be held at ShanghaiTech, marking the first time that this event will be held in China.

Call for papers

The conference organizers now invite contributions from scholars. The main topics of interest are (including but not limited to) as follows:
1. Pension system reform and its impact
2. Flexible retirement systems and policies to improve the labour force participation of older workers
3. Technological revolution, income inequality and income distribution
4. Elderly healthcare system and its reform
5. Nursing needs, service delivery and long-term care insurance system
6. Impact of wealth management system on pension burden

Please send papers or abstracts by email to by April 1, 2018. Please indicate 'submission to population aging conference' in the subject. Papers and abstracts in both English and Chinese are welcome. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided during the conference. See the call for papers in Chinese at the Fudan University website

Confirmed speakers

  • Karen Eggleston, Stanford University
  • Hanming Fang, University of Pennsylvania & ShanghaiTech University
  • Olivia Mitchell, University of Pennsylvania
  • Pip O'Keefe, The World Bank
  • James Poterba, MIT
  • John Piggott, ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, UNSW
  • Feng Wang, UC Irvine
  • Li Shi, Beijing Normal University
  • Peng Xizhe, Fudan University
  • Yuan Zhigang, Fudan University
  • Zhao Yaohui, National Institute of Development, Peking University
  • Zheng Bingwen, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Experts from government agencies and industry will also be invited.

For further information contact us at

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 08:00
End date: 
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 14:00
ShanghaiTech University, 393 Huaxia Middle Road, Pudong, Shanghai, P.R. China