Over 180 pension regulators, researchers and policymakers, representing over 50 countries, participated in the 9th International Pension Research Association (IPRA) Conference on 12 June 2024 at the OECD in France and online, to discuss and debate some of the most pressing pension and retirement issues around the world.

Presentation slides are available online here.

Recordings of the presentation talks are available for IPRA members on the IPRA website here.

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.

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 spending and decumulation in retirement; financial and retirement planning decisions; and technology and AI in pensions, which were presented by internationally renowned experts and researchers:

The keynote on The Role of Financial Literacy, Education, and Advice in Financial and Retirement Planning Decisions was presented by Pierre-Carl Michaud, Professor at the Department of Applied Economics at HEC Montréal, Jacques-Parizeau Research Chair in Economic Policy and Scientific Director of the Retirement and Savings Institute.

Professor Michaud called in his keynote presentation for an urgent need to better understand how financial literacy impacts decisions, as the financial landscape becomes increasingly crowded with complex decisions that households must make. The keynote presentation highlighted some of the challenges researchers face when addressing these questions, both in the field and in experimental settings, through a series of applications drawing from existing research.