International Pension Research Association Conference

24 June 2021, online

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.

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


Program

The theme of this year's conference is 'Pensions: Emerging from COVID-19 and Beyond'.

View the online program here.

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

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Pablo Antolin (OECD, France)
  • Hazel Bateman (CEPAR, UNSW Sydney, Australia)
  • Andrew Dilnot (Nuffield College, University of Oxford, UK)
  • Eric French (Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Olga Fuentes (Chilean Pension Superintendency, Vice-President IOPS, Chile)
  • John Pearce (CIO, UniSuper, Australia)
  • Laura Starks (McCombs School of Business, University of Texas, USA)
  • Mathijs A. van Dijk (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands)
  • Till von Wachter (UCLA, USA)

Recordings

After clicking on play, the video recordings will automatically play in the below program order.

View the complete video playlist on YouTube here.


PROGRAM: THURSDAY JUNE 24, 2021, ONLINE

To view/download available presentation slides, please click on the presentation titles below.

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: John Piggott (CEPAR, UNSW Sydney)

13:00-13:15

 

End-of Life Medical Expenses

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

 

Insurance for Informal Long-term 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: Implications for Pension Funds

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

 

Chiles' Experience with COVID-19 Early Pension System Withdrawals

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

16:05-16:20

 

The Short and Long-Term Effects of Job Displacement on Employment at Older Ages

Till von Wachter (UCLA, USA)

16:20-16:35

 

How Assets Earmarked for Retirement can Support the Economy and Benefit Members 

Pablo Antolin (OECD, France)

16:35-17:00

Discussion

17:00

CLOSING REMARKS

 


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