are a major public policy issue in most OECD countries and it is not difficult
to understand why. In most countries, pensions represent a large fraction
of government fiscal obligations, a burden which is forecasted to increase
yet further as the "baby boom" generation approaches retirement. At the same
time, private pensions are a major component of financial markets (for example,
in the UK the value of pension funds is approximately equal to 100% of UK GDP) and an important contributor to savings, investment and economic growth.
The Pensions Institute (PI) is the first and only U.K. academic research centre focused entirely on pensions research. The purpose of this centre is to serve as a clearinghouse for information on pensions, with particular emphasis on the U.K. system, and to publicize PI research and activities.
Longevity 10: Tenth International Longevity Risk and Capital Markets Solutions Conference, took place on 3rd and 4th September 2014 in Santiago, Chile.
LifeMetrics Open Source R code for Stochastic Mortality Modelling is available here: http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~andrewc/lifemetrics/
Two new books from the Director of the Pensions Institute
Two old books from the Director of the Pensions Institute
- Issues in Pension Funding (Routledge Revivals)
- Modelling Pension Fund Investment Behaviour (Routledge Revivals)
New book on pensions
IPE Pensions Scholarship Fund: