International conference on pension challenges and opportunities

The International Pension Research Association (IPRA) hosted its annual conference on pension challenges and opportunities on June 26, 2020.

Now in its fifth year, the international conference brings together academics, policymakers and industry practitioners from around the globe to discuss and debate the most pressing pension and retirement issues.

Professor Hazel Bateman, the President of IPRA, said “IPRA is a new international organisation established with the aim of improving the quality and impact of research on pensions and related ageing issues to optimise social and economic outcomes for an ageing world.

“Our annual conferences are designed to inform about the latest developments in pensions and retirement research. We are fortunate to have secured a number of outstanding speakers who will explore pension challenges and opportunities.

“It will be a diverse one-day program which examines such issues as sustainable finance, regulatory challenges, pension awareness through social media, overcoming barriers to a supportive, safe and healthy retirement, and current policy issues,” she said.

World renowned pension expert Olivia S. Mitchell, Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, discussed how an environment of persistent low returns influences saving, investing and retirement behaviours, compared to past ‘normal’ financial conditions.

Presentation slides are now available to download here.

Recordings of the presentations are also available on the IPRA members-only portal for association members. 

Individual researchers and organisations including policy groups from across the world, interested in pensions and related ageing issues, are welcome to join the association.

Presentations and the full program schedule is available online