Robert Holzmann: Pension Reform in Europe: Need and Options for a More Coordinated Reform Approach
8 June 2006, Vienna, Austria
Seminar Room at the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Berggasse 17, 1090, Vienna
Contact: Asghar Zaidi
Professor Robert Holzmann, the Sector Director of the Social Protection Unit in the Human Development Network of the World Bank.
Highlights of the seminar
Professor Robert Holzmann will discuss the current pension reforms in Europe and their possible impact on the future fiscal, economic and social sustainability of these systems. He will discuss his ideas about the pros and cons of a single pan-European model of pension system, following on from his work in the book "Pension Reform: Issues and Prospects for Non-financial Defined Contribution (NDC) Schemes", (co-edited with Edward Palmer). The question of specific interest will be to debate whether the pension system adopted by Sweden in their reforms of the late 1990s can possibly serve as a suitable coordinated model for all European countries, and how feasible it is to consider a single harmonised NDC-type European pension system given diverse nature of existing national systems.
Publications & Background Reading
"Pension Reform: Issues and Prospects for Non-financial Defined Contribution (NDC) Schemes", (co-edited with Edward Palmer)
"Individuelle Pensionskonten auf Umlagebasis" edited by Robert Holzmann and Edward Palmer
Robert Holzmann: European Pension Reform, NDC
Bernd Marin: Comment on Holzmann
By Robert Holzmann
Comment by Markus Knell, Oesterreichische Nationalbank