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6th International Pension Research Association Conference

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International Pension Research Association Conference

Date: Thursday, 24 June 2021 

Time: 12.50 - 5.10 PM Central European Summer Time (other time zones here)

The International Pension Research Association (IPRA) conference, hosted by IPRA in collaboration with the OECD and the International Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS), will take place online on 24 June 2021.

The theme of this year's conference is 'Pensions: Emerging from COVID-19 and Beyond'. Some of the topics for discussion include:

  • Long-term Care and Pensions
  • Climate Change and Pensions
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on the Pension Landscape

This is an IPRA Members and by invitation conference. If you have any enquiries, please contact us.

IPRA is a new international organisation established with the aim of improving the quality and impact of research on pensions and related ageing issues to optimise social and economic outcomes for an ageing world. Its inaugural executive committee comprises representatives of the four founding organisations CEPAR (Australia), the Pension Research Council at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (USA), Netspar at Tilburg University (The Netherlands), and the OECD. To join IPRA, please sign up here. For more information, including about upcoming IPRA webinars, visit iprassn.org.

PROGRAM: THURSDAY JUNE 24, 2021, ONLINE

12.50 - 13.00 (Central European Summer Time)

WELCOME REMARKS

Hazel Bateman, President, International Pension Research Association

Pablo Antolin, Principal Economist and Head of the Private Pensions Unit, OECD

13:00 - 14:10

 

SESSION 1: LONG TERM CARE AND PENSIONS

Chair: Bas Werker (Netspar, Tilburg University)

13:00-13:15

 

End-of Life Medical Expenses and Pensions

Eric French (Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, UK)

13:15-13:30

 

A Sustainable Model for Aged Care Funding

Andrew Dilnot (Nuffield College, University of Oxford, UK)

13:30-13:45

 

Long-term Care Insurance and Informal Care

Hazel Bateman (CEPAR, UNSW Sydney, Australia)

13:45-14:10

Discussion

14:10 - 14:25

Break

14:25 - 15:35

 

SESSION 2: CLIMATE CHANGE AND PENSIONS

Chair: Olivia S. Mitchell (Pension Research Council, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)

14:25-14:40

 

ESG and Downside Risks: Potential Implications for Pensions

Laura Starks (McCombs School of Business, University of Texas, USA)

14:40-14:55

 

Assessing Climate Risk for Investment Portfolios: An Overview for Dutch Pension Funds

Mathijs A. van Dijk (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands) 

14:55-15:10

 

Climate Change and Investment Strategy: Lessons from a Large Pension Fund

John Pearce (CIO, UniSuper, Australia)

15:10-15:35 Discussion

15:35 – 15:50

Break

15:50 – 17:00

 

SESSION 3: THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE PENSION LANDSCAPE

Chair: André Laboul (IOPS Secretary General, OECD)

15:50-16:05

 

COVID-19 Pension Withdrawals in Chile: Potential Impacts on Retirement Security

Olga Fuentes (Chilean Pension Superintendency, Vice-President IOPS, Chile)

16:05-16:20

 

The Long-term Effect of COVID-19 on the Labour Market

Till von Wachter (UCLA, USA)

16:20-16:35

 

Post COVID-19 Pension Fund Investments and Regulatory Capacity

Pablo Antolin (OECD, France)

16:35-17:00

Discussion

17:00 – 17:10

 CLOSING REMARKS

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Date: 
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 12:45
End date: 
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 17:15
Location: 
Online