The Economics of Ageing
Increasing life expectancy and low birth rates are shaping the future of the European population. The economic consequences of demographic ageing are manifold. Changes in the age structure of a population have a decisive impact on the labour market, consumption, savings and investment patterns, productivity as well as the redistribution of resources within and between generations. Politicians have to face the profound implications with regard to public spending on pensions, health, long-term care and education. Confronted with this major multifaceted challenge, the question arises how to fundamentally sustain economic well-being.
Pierre Pestieau (University of Liège, Belgium):
„Poverty and Differential Longevity“
Axel Börsch-Supan (Munich Center for the Economics of Aging, Germany):
„Ageing, Labour Markets and Economic Well-Being“
Accepted papers may be published in a special conference issue of “Empirica – Journal of European Economics”. In case you would like your paper to be considered for the special issue please indicate this on the submission website.
Young Economists Award
The Austrian Economic Association offers a prize of € 750 for outstanding papers – to be presented at the conference – by economists up to the age of 35 years. In case of joint papers this age limit holds for all co-authors.