UK - Different countries have radically different mixes of private and public pension provision - does the UK have too little private provision or too much? These questions and other related questions on pension security will be addressed at a high level conference to be held on November 30 in London.
Speakers at this research-oriented conference will include Professor Alicia Munnell, a noted specialist on the US pension system who was on President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers and also a former Assistant Secretary of Treasury. Insights on Germany and its recent reforms will come from Winfred Schmael who recently finished a 15 year period as chair of the German government's pensions advisory committee. Other speakers will review Netherlands, the UK and Sweden.
The event is being organised by Professors Gordon Clark of Oxford University and its Institute of Ageing (http://www.ageing.ox.ac.uk) and Professor Noel Whiteside of Warwick University. The sponsors of the event are the Economic and Social Research Council and Zurich Financial Services. The event is hosted by Zurich Financial Services.
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