After Lunch Webinar: Roel Beetsma – Do Pension Fund Investments Raise Productivity? Evidence from Danish Data

Netspar organizes this After Lunch Webinar for partners and employees of partners. Researchers will outline their latest retirement research and then receive feedback and answer questions. It is just another way we bring science, academics, and professional practice closer together.

In this After Lunch Webinar, Roel Beetsma (University of Amsterdam) explains more about the research: Do Pension Fund Investments Raise Productivity? Evidence from Danish Data.

Questions and input on this ongoing research are most welcome.

This event will be in English.


We have constructed a comprehensive dataset that integrates firm ownership information with Danish registers, enabling us to empirically document a significant relationship between pension fund investment and firm productivity. Following such an investment, we observe a substantial increase in firm productivity, averaging between 3% and 5%. This finding is robust and persists across various methodological approaches, including accounting for selection issues and a broad array of refinements, such as controlling for the types of co-investors. Our results suggest that public policies aimed at stimulating pension funding and encouraging pension fund equity holdings could enhance the productivity of the economy.

Locatie: Tilburg University Seminar Room K834 Warandelan 2 5037 AB Tilburg

Netspar, Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement, is a thinktank and knowledge network. Netspar is dedicated to promoting a wider understanding of the economic and social implications of pensions, aging and retirement in the Netherlands and Europe.


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