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9th Edition

International Pension Workshop

Session 1 : Pension Systems and Financial Markets, salle A709, 19/05/2011, 16h00 – 18h00

Chair : Patrice Geoffron, Paris – Dauphine University.


Funding of pensions and economic growth, are they really related?

Eelco ZANDBERG (University of Groningen), Laura SPIERDIJK (University of Groningen):

Discussant: Jean PINQUET (Polytechnique).

Default options: are life cycle funds the solutions?“.

Mabrouk CHETOUANE (Banque de France).

Discussant: Peter Van SANTEN (University of Groningen).


Dynamics of health insurance ownership in Vietnam

Trong-Ha NGUYEN (Australian National University).

Discussant: Bernard CASEY (Warwick University).


Commitment and lapse behavior in long-term insurance: a case study”.

Jean PINQUET (Polytechnique):

Discussant: Bernard CASEY (Warwick University).


Session 2 : Financial literacy and Financial Choices, A709, 20/05/2011, 10h00 – 12h00

Chair : Edward Whitehouse, OCDE.


Financial Literacy and retirement planning in view of a growing youth demographic : the russian case”.

Georgios PANOS (University of Essex) & Leora KLAPPER (World Bank).

Discussant: Luc ARRONDEL (PSE).


Financial Literacy and pension plan participation in Italy”.

Chiara MONTICONE (University of Turin).

Discussant: Luc ARRONDEL (PSE).


The role of financial literacy and pensions knowledge on the investment of retirement savings”.

Carolina FELIX (Emory University).

Discussant: Jean-Christophe VERGNAUD (Paris 1 University).


Can the longevity risk alleviate the annuitization puzzle ? Empirical Evidence from Dutch Data”.

Federica TEPPA (Netherlands Central Bank).

Discussant: Jean-Christophe VERGNAUD (Paris 1 University).


Session 3 : Pension design and Saving, A707, 20/05/2011, 10h00 – 12h00

Chair : Fabian Kindermann (University of Wurzburg).


Lifecycle Savings when pension are at risk: theory and microeconometric evidence”.

Peter Van SANTEN (University of Groningen).

Discussant: Eelco ZANDBERG (University of Groningen).


A positive Approach towards social security policy : the role of myopic agents”.

Xue WEN (Unicatt Italia).

Discussant: Fabian KINDERMAN (Würzburg University).


Evaluating the impact on saving of tax-favored retirement saving plans”.

Andrea TISENO (Banca d’Italia).

Discussant: Henri STERDYNIAK (OFCE).


Supplementary private pensions and saving: evidence from Spain”.

Jose ANTON (Salamanca University).

Discutant : Andrea TISENO (Banca d’Italia).


Session 4 : Pension Designs and Reforms, A709, 20/05/2011, 13h00 – 14h30

Chair : Didier Blanchet (INSEE).


French retirement reform and inter-generational equity of the retirement ”.

Bruno DUCOUDRE (Ministry of Health).

Discussant: Lucy ROBERTS (Paris Ouest University).


Inequality and tax policy for retiree”.

Bérangère LEGENDRE (Orléans and Paris Dauphine University). 

Discussant: Cindy DUC (Ministry of Health)


Pension Design, Labor Supply distortions and human capital investment”.

Fabian KINDERMAN (Würzburg University):

Discussant: Patrick AUBERT (Ministry of Health).


Session 5 : Pension Systems and Saving, A709, 20/05/2011, 14h45 – 16h15

Chair : Gordon Clark, Oxford University.


“Wealth evolution over life cycle : an age – period – cohort decomposition”.


Discussant: Kevin TRACOL(PSE).


Wealth effects on consumption plans: French households in the crisis”.


Discussant: Henri Sterdyniak (OFCE).

Choosing between subsidized or unsubsidized private pension schemes: a random parameters bivariate probit analysis”.

Christian PFARR & Udo SCHNEIDER (Bayreuth University).


Session 6 : Pension Funds and Investments, A707, 20/05/2011, 14h45 – 16h15

Chair :  Lary Beeferman, Harvard University.


Post-retirement benefits, leverage, and real investment”.

Sohnke BARTRAM (Lancaster University and SSGA).

Discussant :Ajanta KUMARA (National Graduate Institute – Tokyo).


Would emerging market pension funds benefit from international diversification? An application of

the bootstrap approach”.

Ajanta KUMARA (National Graduate Institute – Tokyo).

Discussant: Sohne BARTRAM (Landcaster University and SSGA)


Safe withdrawal rates savings for residents in emerging market countries”.

Channarith MENG (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies).

Discussant: Bérangère Legendre (University Paris Dauphine).


GDRI-Dreem Session : Pension and Informal Insurance, A709, 20/05/2011, 16h30-18h00

Chair : Mouhoub El Mouhoud, Paris Dauphine University.


Optimal enrollment in a pension system and informal family arrangements”.

Javier OLIVERA (Leuven University).

Discussant: Baptiste VENET (Paris Dauphine University).


Assessing perspectives towards the possible effects of a superannuation system: the Mauritian context”.

Namratta BECCEEA (University of Mauritus).

Discussant: Lucy ROBERTS (Paris Ouest University).


Should we retire earlier to look after our parents ? The role of immigrants

Agnese ROMITI (Roma University).

Discussant: Javier OLIVERA (Leuven University).





Philippe Bernard, Université Paris-Dauphine

Didier Blanchet, INSEE

Gordon Clark, Oxford University

Najat El Mekkaoui de Freitas, Université Paris-Dauphine

Elyes Jouini, Université Paris-Dauphine

El Mouhoub Mouhoud, Université Paris-Dauphine