Political Economy Lessons from Italian Pension Reform
Friday, September 25, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (MST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Elsa Fornero, Italy's former Assistant Secretary of Labor, will present "Political Economy Lessons from Italian Pension Reform" at SCEPA's Political Economy of Aging workshop. Ugo Ascoli, Professor of Economic Sociology at the Polytechnic University of Marche (Ancona) and Visiting Scholar at City University of New York, will lead the discussion.
Friday, September 25, 2015
11:00am to 12:00pm
The New School
6 East 16th Street, Room 1009
New York, NY
Elsa Fornero, Professor of Economics at Università di Torino, is an internationally recognized expert on pensions and welfare. As Italy's Minister of Labor from November 2011 to April 2013, she introduced sweeping reforms of the Italian pension system, moving it from a pay-as-you-go system to a National Defined Contribution (NDC) system.
The Political Economy of Aging workshops are a forum for academics and practitioners to share and engage in cutting edge research in social policy and the political economy of aging. The series is designed to forge interdisciplinary connections and leverage grant opportunities in the field of aging.
The workshops are sponsored by SCEPA's Retirement Equity Lab (ReLab), led by economist and retirement expert Teresa Ghilarducci. ReLab researches the causes and consequences of the retirement crisis that exposes millions of American workers to experiencing downward mobility inretirement. As a result, SCEPA has developed a policy proposal known as Guaranteed Retirement Accounts (GRAs) to provide stable pensions to the 63 million workers who currently have none.
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Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA)
The Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA) works to bring reality into conventional economics. An economic policy think tank within The New School's Department of Economics, we provide scholars, non-profits, and government officials with research on key policy issues.