26 février 2019
9:30 - 17:00
D144, Place Montesquieu 3
Part of the SAS ARC Project and of the LISP3200 seminar
Convener: Axel Gosseries (Hoover Chair, UCLouvain, Philosophy)
Core issues to be discussed
- Whether it is a good idea to adopt pro-natalist policies in European countries?
- Whether pension systems are the appropriate means to contribute to this goal?
- Whether we have evidence that such policies are actually able to contribute significantly to such goals?
- Whether non-parents should receive lower retirement benefits than parents, or whether they should pay higher contributions to pension systems?
Chair: Vincent Vandenberghe (UCLouvain, Economics) (TBC)
9h30-10h30 - David de la Croix (UCLouvain, Economics)
“Does Fertility respond to economic incentives? And does it matter?”
Discussant: Manuel Valente (UCLouvain, philosophy)
11h-12h - Paul Bou-Habib (Essex, Government)
“Against Pro-Natalist Pensions”
Discussant: Paula Gobbi (ULB, Economics)
12h-13h - Pau Miret Gamundi (Center for Demographic Studies, U. A. Barcelona, Sociology)
Breakdown in the Public Pension System in Spain? Is Demography to blame?
Discussant: Siba Harb (KULeuven and Leiden U., philosophy)
Chair: Alexia Autenne (UCLouvain, Law)
14h-14h30: Poster time
Posters by: Manuel Valente (Hoover Chair, philosophy), Refia Kadayifci Kaya (Hoover Chair, Law), Arno Baurin (UCLouvain, Economics), Sebastien Wolff (UCLouvain, Law).
14h30-15h30 - Pieter Vanhuysse (U. Southern Denmark, Danish Centre for Welfare Studies, political science) & Robert Gal (Hungarian Demographic Research Institute, demography)
“The transfer cost of parenthood” (joint work with Marton Medgyesi)
Discussant: Arno Baurin (UCLouvain, Economics) (TBC)
16h-17h - Niko Väänanen (Finnish Centre for Pensions & Hoover Chair, Political Science)
“Is there a pro-natalist pension policy discussion in Finland and Sweden?”
(+ a defence of pro-natalism)
Discussant: Isa Trifan (U. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, philosophy)
David Cosandey (TBC)