Netspar participants present final projects
June 18, 2015
Last week, fourteen participants in the Netspar Pension Innovation program presented their assignments. The program, which TIAS organizes together with Netspar, prepares pension professionals for the new developments in the pension sector. Netspar is the Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement at Tilburg University.
With the presentation of the group assignment, the participants concluded the series of four master classes. The themes of the group assignments are risk sharing in personal pension accounts, pension awareness, a framework for pension contracts, and micro-pensions in emerging markets.
According to Professor and Academic Director Alfred Slager the program’s participants are close to the fire. The program discusses the latest developments and also keeps an eye on the future. "We are already looking at what the pension policy will look like in a few years’ time," says Slager. According to the professor, this is possible mainly because of Netspar’s detailed and deep research. He refers, for example, to the highly practical NEA papers, which are jointly produced by several researchers. A good match with the teaching at TIAS. "The great thing is that most teachers talk about their own research. They are very involved. The research is sometimes not even finished yet, but the participants can already apply the knowledge in their own practice through the master classes. You really hear new knowledge here first."
Do you also want to participate? Netspar’s Pension Innovation program will start again in the fall.