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המרכז לפנסיה, ביטוח ואוריינות פיננסית
The Pensions, Insurance and Financial Literacy Research Center (P.I.F)

The New World of Pensions and Retirement: An International Economic and Psychological Perspective

The conference took place on March 26, 2018 ,in honor of the retirement of Prof. Avia Spivak from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

The conference brought together specialists from the US, Europe, and Israel, in order to present their perspectives on their national pension systems, and to foster mutual learning and better policymaking. 

Conference Overview:

Session 1: Comparing National Pension Systems – Lessons from Different Countries

Laurence. J.  Kotlikoff, Boston University, US

Measurement Without Meaning

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Pierre Pestieau, University of Liège, Belgium

The Belgian and the French pension systems. A tale of two countries.

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Mark Pearson, Deputy Director of Employment, Labor and Social Affairs at the OECD

What Next for Pension Reforms?

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Axel Börsch-Supan, Director of SHARE-ERIC, Munich University, Germany

Pension Systems in Europe: Challenges and Reforms

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Avia Spivak, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

The Political Economy of Pension Reform in Israel

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Session 2: Issues in Israel’s Pension System

 

Dorit Salinger, Commissioner​ of ​​Capital Markets, Insurance & Savings, Israel​

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Round Table:

Adi Brender, Bank of Israel

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Orly Sade, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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Eytan Sheshinski, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Israel Democracy Institute, Israel

 

Moderator: Avia Spiva, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

 

 

Session 3: Rationality in Economics and in Pensions Behavior and Decision Making

 

 

Joe Ostroy, UCLA, US

Some History of Thought on Savings

 

Menahem Yaari, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Reflections on Retirement

 

Uzi Segal, Boston College, US

A Lot ot Ambiguity

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David Leiser, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

On the Neglected Impact of Misunderstanding

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Gaudeamus Igitur” – Avia Spivak’s Farewell Session

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