CEPS-EconPol Europe Lunch Debate

Pension Reform in Europe: Recent Experience and Challenges Ahead

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CEPS, Brussels, Belgium

Ageing populations in European countries are putting pressure on public finances through higher spending on old age benefits and lower tax revenues. Several European countries have conducted pension reforms in recent years aimed at enhancing fiscal sustainability. However, further policy challenges will arise due to the projected demographic changes ahead.

This lunch time seminar will discuss the issue of pension reform from different angles. In particular, it will reflect on the experience with recent pension reforms in Europe, their public finance and labor market consequences and intergenerational fairness aspects. Another crucial question the lunch time seminar will focus on is under which conditions pension reforms may find political support.

Moderator: Cinzia Alcidi (CEPS, Brussels; EconPol Europe)

Panelists:

Per Eckefeldt (European Commission, Brussels)

Tito Boeri (Bocconi University, Milan)

Benjamin Bittschi (IHS, Vienna; EconPol Europe)

Felix Wellschmied (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid; EconPol Europe)

Participation in this event free of charge. A sandwich lunch will be served from 12.30 onwards.

Programme

12:30  – 13:15  

Sandwich lunch

13:15 – 13.20    

Introduction and welcome

Cinzia Alcidi  (CEPS. Brussels; EconPol Europe)
     
13:20 – 14:00     

Panel discussion

Per Eckefeldt (European Commission, Brussels)
Tito Boeri (Bocconi University, Milan)        
Benjamin Bittschi (IHS Vienna; EconPol Europe)
Felix Wellschmied (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid; EconPol Europe)

14:00      

Questions and answers

14:30

End

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