“Financial security in retirement”

Annual conference
18-19 September 2008

Collegio Carlo Alberto

The event is part of a series of meetings organized within the Forward Look programme Ageing, Health and Pensions in Europe, funded by the European Science Foundation and carried out by a network of European institutions, led by Netspar, including CeRP.

On the occasion of the conference, CeRP remembered Onorato Castellino, who passed away last December, through a lecture. The “Onorato Castellino” lecture, which will become a yearly event, has been held by Mario Monti (Bocconi University, Milano) on September 18 at 5:30 pm.

Final conference programme


Michael Hurd The Retirement-Consumption Puzzle: Actual Spending Change in Panel Data

presentation Discussion: Margherita Borella

Ernesto Villanueva The Effects of the Introduction of Tax Incentives on Retirement Saving

presentationDiscussion: Tetyana Dubovyk

Carole Bonnet Changes in the Economic Well-Being Following the Death of a Spouse: are Public Survivor Pensions Sufficient ? The Case of France

presentationDiscussion: Christine Hauser

Riccardo Calcagno The Effect of House Prices on Household Saving: The Case of Italy

presentationDiscussion: Giovanni Mastrobuoni

Salvador Valdes-Prieto Social Insurance and Contribution Density

presentationDiscussion: Esteban Jaimovich

Henriette Prast Rational Pension Products for Irrational People

presentationDiscussion: Theodoros Diasakos

Mario Padula Pension Reforms and the Allocation of Retirement Saving

presentationDiscussion: Filippo Taddei

Annamaria Lusardi Adequacy of Saving for Old Age in Europe

Fornero’s presentationLusardi’s presentationDiscussion: Michael Hurd

Christian Gollier Risk and Portfolio Choices for Retirement with Predictable Returns

presentationDiscussion: Giovanna Nicodano

Theo Nijman Innovative Institutions and Products for Retirement Provision in Europe

presentationDiscussion: Riccardo Calcagno

Monika Bütler The Role of the Annuity’s Value on the Decision (Not) to Annuitize: Evidence from a Large Policy Change

presentationDiscussion: Elena Vigna

Pietro Tommasino The Annuity Market in an Evolving Pension System: Lessons from Italy

presentationDiscussion: Laura Piatti

John Piggott Notional Defined Contribution Pensions with Public Reverse Funds in Aging Economies: An Application to Japan

presentationDiscussion: Luca Beltrametti