Mar. 26, 2018

Room 002
The Edgar de Picciotto Family National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev Building, 41
Marcus Family Campus
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Beer Sheva



​​​​The Pensions, Insurance and Financial Literacy Research Center 
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev 
is proud to host the conference:

The New World of Pensions and Retirement:
An International Economic and Psychological Perspective ​

Registration is required (no fees involved) Please register here


Registration & refreshments​
Zvi HaCohen, Rector, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Oded Lowengart, Dean, Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business & Management, BGU
Haim Hames, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, BGU
Comparing National Pension Systems - Lessons from Different Countries
10:00Laurence. J.  Kotlikoff, Boston University, US
Measurement Without Meaning

Pierre Pestieau, University of Liège, Belgium
The Belgian and the French pension systems. A tale of two countries
​Coffee break
11:15Mark Pearson, Deputy Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the OECD
What Next for Pension Reforms?
Axel Börsch-Supan, Director of SHARE-ERIC, Munich University, Germany
Pension Systems in Europe: Challenges and Reforms
Avia Spivak, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
The Political Economy of Pension Reform in Israel

Issues in Israel's Pension System​
13:45Dorit Salinger, Commissioner​ of ​​Capital Markets, Insurance & Savings, Israel​
Round Table:
Adi Brender, Bank of Israel
Orly Sade, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Eytan Sheshinski​​, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Israel Democracy Institute, Israel
15:15Coffee break
Behavior and Decision Making ​​​Rationality in Economics and in Pensions 
15:30Joe Ostroy, UCLA, US
Some History of Thought on Savings
Menahem Yaari, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Reflections on Retirement
Uzi Segal, Boston College, US
A Lot of Ambiguity
David Leiser, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
On the Neglected Impact of Misunderstanding
17:00Coffee break
17:15 ​​Gaudeamus Igitur" - Avia Spivak's Farewell Session

Registration is required (no fees involved)​ Please register here

Parking is in visitor parking lots on Ben-Gurion Blvd: 
At the BGU Sports Center – pedestrian entry to campus up the steps to the bridge walkway leading to the north east gate
Signs around campus will guide you to the conference hall​​​. Building 41 is at the south-east corner of the Marcus campus, closest to the train-bridge entrance of the campus. Here, you may see the campus map ​but please disregard the "Negev Gate" which is no longer accessible.​