Conference on Pension Reforms in Europe

November 09, 2018

8:30 - 18:15


The purpose of this conference is to provide international comparisons of the pension reforms across Europe with an external and well-informed view of a world-renowned expert: Professor Peter Diamond (2010 Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics).

This event is part of the interdisciplinary ARC-SAS pension 2018-2023 Project.

Keynote Lecturer

Peter Diamond is Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2010.


08:30 - 09:00 Welcome coffee and registration
09:00 - 09:10 Introduction
Vincent Blondel, Rector of UCLouvain
09:10 - 10:00 Keynote Lecture on Pension Reforms (chair: Pierre Pestieau, ULiège and UCLouvain)
Peter DIAMOND, MIT and 2010 Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics
10:00 - 10:20 Questions and Answers
10:20 - 10:30 SAS Pension Project (Pierre Devolder & Jean Hindriks, UCLouvain)
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 - 12:45 Point System Reforms  (chair: Frank Vandenbroucke, Universiteit van Amsterdam)
• Jean HINDRIKS, UCLouvain, Belgium
Pension Reform in Belgium
• Didier BLANCHET, INSEE, France
  Pension Reform in France
• Axel BÖRSCH-SUPAN, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, Germany
  Pension Reform in Germany
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 16:00 The NDC Reforms (chair: Pierre Devolder, UCLouvain)
• Edward PALMER, Uppsala University, Sweden
Pension Reform in Sweden
• Tito Michele BOERI, Bocconi University, Italy
Pension Reform in Italy
• Agnieszka CHLON-DOMINCZAK, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Pension Reform in Poland
16:00 - 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 - 18:15 Other Pensions Reforms (chair: Jean Hindriks, UCLouvain)
• Nicholas BARR, London School of Economics, United Kingdom
  Pension Reform in United Kingdom
• Roel BEETSMA, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  Pension Reform in The Netherlands
• Javier DIAZ-GIMÉNEZ, IESE, University of Navara, Spain
  Pension Reform in Spain

Practical Information


Attendance is free, but registration is mandatory. To register, fill in the online form by October 28, 2018.


Aula Magna (Foyer du Lac)
Place Lemaire 1
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

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