On the 16-17 June 2016, a workshop on the topic “Reforming the public / private pension mix” will be held in Oslo.
The aim of the workshop is to explore the ongoing transformations of national pension systems, with a particular focus on the changing role of occupational pensions, and the role that trade unions and collective bargaining have taken in this transformation process. We invite papers on the following topics:
· Analyses of the changing public-private mix of pensions, paying special attention to the role and design of both voluntary and contractual occupational pensions. Hence variation in pension coverage as well as differences between defined benefit and defined contributions as well as hybrid schemes will be relevant to map.
· The outcomes of the shifting pension mix: Analyses of how differences in pension levels (replacement rates) are related to the presence of collective decisions, for example collective agreements.
· Analyses of the political processes underlying the new public-private mixtures in pension provision. What is the role of collective bargaining, and how do bargaining processes and political processes interact?
The full call for the workshop can be found here
The deadline for submitting abstracts is May 6th.
Fund travel and accommodation are available for accepted participants.