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.
Registration and sandwich lunch from 12.30 – Meeting from 13.15 to 14.30