9th Workshop

Session 1 : Pension Systems and Financial Markets

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 Choice

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

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

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

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

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

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)