The International Pension Research Association (IPRA) is a new 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.
The Association's inaugural executive committee comprises representatives of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR, Australia), the Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging, and Retirement (Netspar) at Tilburg University (The Netherlands), the International Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS), the Pension Research Council at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (USA), WTW, and the OECD.
Inaugural Executive Committee Members
Professor Hazel Bateman, IPRA President, CEPAR, UNSW Sydney
Professor Olivia S. Mitchell, Pension Research Council of The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Scientia Professor John Piggott AO, CEPAR, UNSW Sydney
Dr Dariusz Stanko, Head of the International Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS) Secretariat
Professor Bas Werker, Netspar, Tilburg University
IPRA – Mission, Vision, Values
IPRA’s vision is to be the global voice of research in the fields of pensions, ageing and retirement.
IPRA’s mission is to improve the quality and impact of research on pensions and related ageing issues to optimise social and economic outcomes for an ageing world. Promoting and increasing research talent is a critical part of fulfilling this mission. Global and interdisciplinary networking among researchers is a key component of our approach, as are improving the accessibility of research to a broader audience, rewarding and supporting promising research talent and projects, and advocating for a greater role for pensions and ageing research in universities, public policy circles, and elsewhere.
IPRA’s values are to promote breadth, originality, and challenging thinking, so as to foster respectful collaboration and engage stakeholders, and, by example, to support integrity and good governance.