Fiscal policy and ageing

6. Oktober 2017

The small, high-level workshop explored the long-run fiscal challenges in an ageing society by focusing on the influence of demography on potential growth and fiscal development issues. International high-level representatives from various institutions (i.e. universities, the ECB, the European Commission, national fiscal councils) participated.

Programm und Präsentationen
 
FISK-Workshop: FISCAL POLICY AND AGEING
Friday, October 6, 2017  
   
Opening Remarks: Bernhard Felderer, Austrian Fiscal Advisory Council
 
 
SESSION I: FISCAL CHALLENGES AND SUSTAINABILITY IN AN AGEING SOCIETY
  Chair: Bernhard Felderer, Austrian Fiscal Advisory Council
 
Keynote Speaker: David Bloom, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
Long-run economic perspectives of an ageing society
Papers: Stéphanie Pamies Sumner, European Commission, Belgium
Assessing long−term fiscal challenges in uncertain times
  Carolin Nerlich, European Central Bank, Germany
The macroeconomic effects of pension reforms
Discussant: Alexia Fürnkranz−Prskawetz, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
   
SESSION II: PUBLIC SPENDING ON LONG TERM CARE AND HEALTH
  Chair: Gottfried Haber, Austrian Fiscal Advisory Council
 
Keynote Speaker: Jim Ebdon, Office for Budget Responsibility, United Kingdom
Fiscal sustainability and public spending on health
Papers: Santiago A. Calvo Ramos, European Commission, Belgium
Policy challenges and reform options for health systems in the EU
  Philip Schuster, Office of the Austrian Fiscal Advisory Council
Fiscal challenges for the long−term care system in Austria
Discussant: Chris James, Organisation for Economic Co−operation and Development, France
   
SESSION III: PENSION REFORMS IN ADVANCED COUNTRIES:
REASONS AND IMPLICATIONS
  Chair: Markus Marterbauer, Austrian Fiscal Advisory Council
 
Keynote Speaker: Roel Beetsma, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
What drives pension reform measures in the OECD?
Papers: Rafael Doménech, University of Valencia and BBVA Research, Spain
Pensions, economic growth and welfare in advanced economies
  Soren Arnberg, Danish Ministry of Finance, Denmark
Indexation of statutory pension age, pension wealth and retirement
Discussant: Markus Knell, Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Austria


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