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SPRING SEMINAR 1999 PROGRAMME

Economic Implications of Population Ageing in the ECE Region

 

Morning Session

10.00 hrs.

Session I:

The economic consequences of population ageing and the macroeconomics of pension reform

Keynote speaker:

- John EATWELL, (Member of the House of Lords, Professor of Economics and President of Queen's College, Cambridge)

Discussants:

- Colin GILLION, (Director, Social Security Dept., ILO)

- Domenico Mario NUTI, (Professor, University of Rome "La Sapienza" and London Business School)

- Tomas WEISS, (Deputy Head of Economics Division, Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Bonn)


11.30 hrs.

Session II:

Pension reform in market economies

Keynote speaker:

- Lawrence THOMPSON, (Senior Fellow, Urban Institute, Washington, D.C.)

Discussants:

- Johann K. BRUNNER, (Professor, University of Linz)

- Joakim PALME, (Swedish Institute for Social Research, University of Stockholm)

- Andras UTHOFF, (Regional Adviser, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean)


13.00 hrs.

Lunch break


Afternoon Session

15.30 hrs.

Session III:

Reforming pension systems in the transition economies: problems and policies within a broader programme of transformation

Keynote speaker:

- Maria AUGUSZTINOVICS, (Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

Discussants:

- Jerzy HAUSNER, (Professor, Academy of Economic Science, Cracow)

- Romas LAZUTKA, (Director, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Vilnius)

- Paul WACHTEL, (Professor, Stern School of Business, New York University)


16.30 hrs.

Session IV:

Panel discussion: What are the implications for pension reforms of the global financial and economic crisis?

Chairman:

- Jean-Michel CHARPIN, (Commissaire, Commissariat Général du Plan, Paris)

Panelists:

- Jiri RUSNOK, (Deputy Minister of Labour, responsible for Social Insurance and Income Policy, Czech Republic)

- Brigitte GRANVILLE, (Head, International Economics Programme, Royal Institute of International Affairs, London, and Centre for Advanced International Studies, Moscow)

- Tatyana MALEVA, (Bureau of Economic Analysis, Moscow)

- Daniel WYDLER, (Director, Banque Pictet et Cie., Geneva)