Over 220 delegates from 46 countries registered to participate in a special online session on The Global Experience: Financing Retirement in the 2020s and Beyond, hosted by the 29th Annual Colloquium of Pensions and Retirement Research and sponsored by the International Pension Research Association (IPRA), on December 3, 2021. Recordings are available online.
With insights being showcased from across the world, this session provided an opportunity to hear global trends in financing retirement in the 2020s and beyond.
The session was part of the 29th Annual Colloquium of Pensions and Retirement Research and sponsored by IPRA – 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.
IPRA was founded by CEPAR, Netspar at Tilburg University, the Pension Research Council at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Willis Towers Watson, and the OECD. CEPAR Deputy Director Professor Hazel Bateman is the inaugural President of IPRA.
Scientia Professor John Piggott AO, CEPAR Director and a co-founder and Executive member of IPRA, delivered the opening remarks and said the special Colloquium session covered a large part of the IPRA constituency, featuring six research presentations from Israel, India, Luxembourg/Peru, Chile, and the US.
The first part was chaired by Dr Pablo Antolin, Principal Economist and Head of the Private Pensions Unit and Deputy Head Consumer Finance, Insurance, Pensions (CFIP) Division at the OECD. Speakers included:
- Maya Haran Rosen (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) on Investigating the Introduction of a Fintech Advancement Designed to Reduce Limited Attention Regarding Inactive Saving Accounts - Data, Survey, and Field Experiment;
- Amlan Ghosh (National Institute of Technology Durgapur, India) on Understanding the Old Age Financial Stress and Retirement Planning of Workers in the MSME Sector in India; and
- Olga Fuentes (Pension Regulator of Chile) on A Sustainable, Variable Lifetime Retirement Income Solution for the Chilean Pension System.
The second part was chaired by Bas Werker, Professor of Finance and Econometry at Tilburg University and Netspar. Speakers included:
- Javier Olivera (Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER), and Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP)) on the Gender Gap in Pension Savings: Evidence from Peru's Individual Capitalization System;
- Anita Mukherjee (University of Wisconsin-Madison) on Set it and Forget it? Financing Retirement in the Age of Defaults;
- Brett P Hammond (Capital Group) on Using a Lifecycle Model to Design Target Date Funds.
IPRA President Hazel Bateman delivered the closing remarks and said IPRA has a range of membership options available for individuals and organisations, which are available on the IPRA website at iprassn.org.
Video recordings of the session are available below.
Find the full list of speakers and agenda here, including presentation slides.
CEPAR has recorded parts of the presentation talks (excluding the Q&A discussions) where presenters provided their consent to be recorded. Please watch the video recording below or on CEPAR's YouTube channel. For the order of presentations, please view the program schedule.