Fiscal policy and ageing (EN)


Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Otto-Wagner-Platz 3
1090 Vienna, Austria

The small, high-level workshop will explore the long-run fiscal challenges in an ageing society by focusing on the influence of demography on potential growth and fiscal development issues. International high-level representatives from various institutions (i.e. universities, the ECB, the European Commission, national fiscal councils) are going to participate.

Program and presentations

Opening remarks: Bernhard Felderer, Austrian Fiscal Advisory Council

Fiscal challenges and sustainability in an ageing society

Chair: Bernhard Felderer, Austrian Fiscal Advisory Council

Keynote Speaker: 
David Bloom, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
Long-run economic perspectives of an ageing society

Stéphanie Pamies Sumner, European Commission, Belgium
Assessing long−term fiscal challenges in uncertain times

Carolin Nerlich, European Central Bank, Germany
The macroeconomic effects of pension reforms

Alexia Fürnkranz−Prskawetz, Technische Universität Wien, Austria

Public spending on long term care and health

Chair: Gottfried Haber, Austrian Fiscal Advisory Council

Keynote Speaker: 
Jim Ebdon, Office for Budget Responsibility, United Kingdom
Fiscal sustainability and public spending on health

Santiago A. Calvo Ramos, European Commission, Belgium
Policy challenges and reform options for health systems in the EU

Philip Schuster, Office of the Austrian Fiscal Advisory Council
Fiscal challenges for the long−term care system in Austria

Chris James, Organisation for Economic Co−operation and Development, France

Pensions reforms in advanced countries: reasons and implications

Chair: Markus Marterbauer, Austrian Fiscal Advisory Council

Keynote Speaker: 
Roel Beetsma, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
What drives pension reform measures in the OECD?

Rafael Doménech, University of Valencia and BBVA Research, Spain
Pensions, economic growth and welfare in advanced economies

Soren Arnberg, Danish Ministry of Finance, Denmark
Indexation of statutory pension age, pension wealth and retirement

Markus Knell, Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Austria