The annual conference is hosted by IPRA in collaboration with CEPAR, the OECD, the International Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS), Netspar, and the Pension Research Council at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, with the aim to bring together researchers, policymakers and industry practitioners from around the globe to discuss and debate the most pressing pension and retirement issues.
IPRA is an 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. Individual researchers and organisations, including policy groups from across the world, interested in pensions and related ageing issues, are welcome to join IPRA.
This year, the IPRA conference program included presentations on new developments in decumulation; current issues in pensions; and asset-backed pensions which were presented by internationally renowned experts and researchers:
The keynote on Climate Risks and the Global Economy was presented by internationally renowed global economic modeling expert Warwick McKibbin AO, Distinguished Professor of Economics and Public Policy, CEPAR Chief Investigator and Director of the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University (ANU).
The keynote presentation assessed the global economic consequences of climate-related risks in three broad areas: (1) the macroeconomic impacts of physical chronic and extreme climate risks; (2) the macroeconomic effects of climate policies designed to transition to net zero emissions by 2050 (transition risk); and (3) the potential macroeconomic consequences of changes in risk premia in financial markets associated with increasing concern over climate events.