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Italy’s pension spending: Implications of an ageing population

The Italian debate on the pension system predominantly focuses on short-term aspects, neglecting relevant longer-term fundamentals. Based on long-term economic and demographic projections, this blog post calls for more awareness about the balance of risks that lie ahead.

By: Francesco Chiacchio and Simone Tagliapietra Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: April 26, 2018
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Pension funds in the EU capital markets union

At this event, we assessed the prospects for funded pension schemes as a component of balanced retirement savings, and how the regulatory framework could become more supportive within the EU’s nascent capital markets union.

Speakers: Alexander Lehmann, Marina Monaco, Amlan Roy, Steve Ryan and Gisella van Vollenhoven-Eikelenboom Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: March 28, 2018
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The growing intergenerational divide in Europe

During seven years of economic crisis, the intergenerational income and wealth divide has increased in many European Union countries. This paper reviews the pension reforms implemented by several countries and it provides policy recommendations to address the intergenerational divide.

By: Pia Hüttl, Karen E. Wilson and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: November 10, 2015
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“Dura Lex, sed Lex”(?)

On the 30th of April, the Italian Constitutional Court issued a decision on the pension reform introduced by the Monti government in 2011. The decision has potentially important implications for public finances, and sends also longer-reaching philosophical messages.

By: Silvia Merler Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: May 22, 2015
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Pensions in Europe - Sustainability of pension systems and their interaction with economic growth

Public and private pension systems in Europe are adapted, as unchanged policies are not affordable due to aging of the population and low interest rates. Investment and economic growth stagnate in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Can pension funds play a role in enhancing investment and economic growth? What is the impact of pension […]

Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: December 6, 2013