Over 160 participants from 57 countries came together to hear from experts on pension challenges and opportunities at the International Pension Research Association (IPRA), co-hosted online by CEPAR, the Pension Research Council at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Netspar, in collaboration with the OECD and IOPS, on June 26, 2020.
Now in its fifth year, the international conference brings together academics, policymakers and industry practitioners from around the globe to discuss and debate the most pressing pension and retirement issues.
Professor Hazel Bateman, the President of IPRA, said “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.
“Our annual conferences are designed to inform about the latest developments in pensions and retirement research. We are fortunate to have secured a number of outstanding speakers who explored pension challenges and opportunities.
“It was a diverse one-day program which examined such issues as sustainable finance, regulatory challenges, pension awareness through social media, overcoming barriers to a supportive, safe and healthy retirement, and current policy issues,” she said.
World renowned pension expert Olivia S. Mitchell, Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, discussed how an environment of persistent low returns influences saving, investing and retirement behaviours, compared to past ‘normal’ financial conditions.
Recordings of the talks are available on the IPRA website for association members.
Individual researchers and organisations including policy groups from across the world, interested in pensions and related ageing issues, are welcome to join the association.
Presentation files are available online.
About the International Pension Research Association (IPRA)
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.