With rigorous economic research and practical policy solutions, we focus on the issues and institutions that are critical to global development. Explore our core themes and topics to learn more about our work.
In timely and incisive analysis, our experts parse the latest development news and devise practical solutions to new and emerging challenges. Our events convene the top thinkers and doers in global development.
Era Dabla-Norris, Division Chief, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund; Lead author of the Staff Discussion Note
Richard Jackson, Founder and President, Global Aging Institute (GAI)
Signe-Mary McKernan, Vice President, Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population; Co-director, Opportunity and Ownership Initiative, Urban Institute
Anita Schwarz, Lead Economist, Social Protection and Labor Global Practice, World Bank
Sanjeev Gupta, Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development
ABOUT THE EVENT
Over the coming decades, declining fertility and increasing longevity will profoundly change the population age distribution in many countries. The fiscal consequences of this demographic transition have received considerable policy attention around the world, but what implications will it have for saving rates across countries? What role does the design of retirement systems play?
This event launches a new IMF Paper on these issues. It finds that private saving drives national saving over the next 30 years and shows how pension system characteristics influence saving patterns across the world.
Vitor Gaspar, Director of the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department, will give introductory remarks, followed by a short presentation of the main findings of the paper by Alexander Tieman, Deputy Division Chief in the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department and one of the authors of the paper. A panel discussion on the topic of pensions and saving, discussing challenges for policymaker and individuals in countries at different stages of development, will follow the presentation.