The Third Academic Workshop on Active Ageing Policy and Pension Reforms: Russian and International Experience
On April 25, 2019 the Institute for Social Policy at the National Research University Higher School of Economics held the third academic workshop devoted to searching the equilibrium between pension policy and ageing society organized in cooperation with the World Bank within the series of events under the topic “Active Ageing Policy and Pension Reforms: Russian and International Experience”.
Many countries in the world are facing the challenge of being able to provide their citizens with an adequate income in retirement. Demographic changes, volatile macroeconomic conditions, new technological revolution and evolving nature of jobs market are affecting how the people will be protected from the poverty in the future and whether they will be able to enjoy decent living standards and economic independence while ageing. The Russian Federation, who adopted a retirement age increase and a set of employment support policies last year stands among other countries, who are trying to keep the sustainability and adequacy of their pension systems. A workshop will investigate the policy experience of Scandinavian countries and Baltic States in this area.
The academic workshop opened by Christopher MILLER, Program Leader for the Russian Federation, World Bank (TBC), and moderated by Oksana Sinyavskaya, Deputy Director, Institute for Social Policy, Higher School of Economics, heard the presentations by Ole Beier Sørensen, Ph.D., Senior Partner at Beier Research (Denmark), on The Politics of Age: Policy Responses to Increasing Longevity - and their Dilemmas and Trade offs and by Olga Rajevska, PhD, Researcher, Scientific Institute of Economics and Management, University of Latvia (Latvia) on Reforming the Retirement Age in the Baltic States. Zoran Anušić, Senior Economist, World Bank, Anton Tabakh, Chief Analyst, Expert-RA Agency, Associate Professor, Higher School of Economics, and Dmitri Pomazkin, Actuary, Private Pension Fund Gazprombank-fond, leading expert, Institute for Social Policy, Higher School of Economics took part in the discussion as panelists.
Detailed information on the the workshop is available here.