PeRCent Annual Conference 2023

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of pivotal discussions in the world of pension economics and policy shaping. Join us at the PeRCent Annual Conference 2023!


The Pension Research Centre (PeRCent) at CBS is proud to announce its ninth annual conference, to be held on November 7, 2023, at CBS. Sign up now.

The research presentations at this year’s conference will present new evidence on whether mandatory pension savings crowd out voluntary saving; why the demand for reverse mortgages is so low; if pension funds cause capital market deepening; and how individuals optimize their liquidity positions when thinking about early pension withdrawals.

This year’s keynote address will be given by Professor Francisco Gomes from London Business School. Professor Gomes is a leading international expert in the areas of asset allocation, household finance and macroeconomics. He will talk about life-cycle asset allocation.

Moreover, the forthcoming conference will feature presentations from the following speakers: Torben M. Andersen, Henrik Yde Andersen, Alina Bartscher, Hazel Bateman, Torsten Fels, Marcel Fischer, Francisco Gomez, Svend Erik Hougaard Jensen, Peter Stensgaard Mørch, Sigurdur P. Olafsson, Oliver-Alexander Press, Jesper Rangvid, Ofer Setty, Allan Timmermann, and Gylfi Zoega.

The policy forum will this year mark the 30th anniversary of the first contributions to mandatory labour-market pensions in Denmark. The forum will debate how this has influenced the Danish economy, with a focus on challenges ahead for the current system. The forum also includes a debate on whether there exists an “optimal” size of a pension fund. Panellists will represent pension funds, organizations, and academic institutions.

The conference is a joint initiative between Copenhagen Business School and the Danish pension industry and is organized by CBS-professors Svend E. Hougaard Jensen and Jesper Rangvid.

Conference programme:
08.30 – 09.00: Registration and Coffee
09.00 – 13.00: Research Presentations and Discussions
13.00 – 14.00: Lunch
14.00 – 17.15: Policy Forum
17.30 – 18.00: Reception
18.30 – 21.30: Dinner (by invitation only)

View the full program and register for the conference here.

Registration deadline: October 30, 2023.

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