SAVE-PHF Conference 2012
MEA (Munich Center for the Economics of Aging) and the Deutsche Bundesbank are organizing a conference on:
Demographic Trends, Saving and Retirement Security: Stylized Facts and Behavioral Responses
12 – 13 July 2012
Presentations are available here.
Workshop objectives and topic:
Pension systems and labor markets have witnessed radical changes in most of the western countries. The worldwide financial and economic crisis and more recently the European debt crisis further accelerated the ongoing pension reform process, given the tighter state budgets. These changes have far-reaching consequences for the households, who are required to make their own provisions to shoulder longevity and income risks.
In order to improve our understanding of the behavioral responses to institutional changes, surveys on household finance have been set up in many countries. In Germany, the SAVE survey is a pioneer, and the Panel on Household Finance (PHF) run by the Deutsche Bundesbank is the latest newcomer. The Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) and the Deutsche Bundesbank are organizing a conference on “Demographic Trends, Saving and Retirement Security: Stylized Facts and Behavioral Responses” to be held in Munich, Germany on July 12-13, 2012. Aim of the conference is to bring together young and established researchers with an interest in households’ financial behavior.
Original empirical contributions will be considered for selection. Priority is given to papers using data from the SAVE survey, the PHF and their sister surveys (SCF, EFF, SHIW etc.). Papers covering the following areas and related topics are very welcome:
- Public pensions, occupational pensions and private old-age provision: diffusion and interaction
- Behavioral aspects of household saving decisions: expectations, preferences and attitudes
- Households’ employment histories and saving decisions
- Portfolio choices over the life-cycle
- Financial literacy, cognitive ability and financial decisions
- Income and wealth distribution
Prof. Dr. Rob Alessie (University of Groningen and NetSpar)
Prof. Luigi Guiso, Ph.D. (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance and CERP)
The workshop is open to both young and experienced researchers involved in economic issues related with the topic including, Ph.D. students, post-doctoral researchers, and professionals from business, government and non-governmental institutions. As the workshop intends to strengthen the exchange between practical experiences and research outcomes in our working group, participation without paper contribution also is welcome. Due to the limited number of places available, we encourage to register early: priority will be given to participants who registered first.
Submission of Papers:
Those wishing to present a paper should send a detailed abstract or a full draft of the paper (strongly preferred). All the submissions must include a cove page including authors’ full name and affiliation and contact details for corresponding author/s (address, phone and email).
All papers or long abstracts should be submitted electronically as doc or pdf files to: firstname.lastname@example.org on or before: May 5, 2012
Papers and abstracts can be in English as well as in German. All papers will be peer reviewed. Authors of accepted papers will be notified no later than May 15, 2012.
Those wishing to attend, but not to present a paper should register by: May 15, 2012
Sending an email to: email@example.com, specifying name, affiliation and contact details (address, phone, email).
Please note that there is no registration fee.
The workshop will be held at the hotel “Hilton Munich Park Hotel”, in the charming city of Munich, Germany. Located next to the attractive English garden, which is Munich’s hugely-popular municipal park and one of the world’s largest. Within easy walking distance of the Hilton Munich park hotel you can find a lot of restaurants of the renowned Schwabing entertainment district. For more information please visit:
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16 – 17 June 2010
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SAVE Conference 2009
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29 – 30 June 2009
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