New Short-term Research Projects Launched: Topicality Projects Awarded

Upon the recommendation of the PRC, the Netspar board granted funding to seven new short-term research projects. Some of the issues we will be looking into include the ethics of data science and determining participants’ attitude towards risk. In our short-term projects, sector and science work closely together on current (pension) topics, fitting within the research agenda Netspar NexT. This focuses on pension reform, life cycle planning and society in transition.

Short-term research projects 2020

  • International Comparison of Pension Fund Regulation, Antoon Pelsser (UM) (CRG project)
  • How to determine participant’s risk attitude in a pension scheme? Jorgo Goossens (TiU), Marike Knoef (UL), Eduard Ponds (TiU), Arno Riedl (UM)
  • Stacking of choices, Jona Linde, Ingrid Rohde (both UM)
  • Climate Change and Long-Horizon Portfolio Choice: Combining Theory and Empirics, Mathijs Cosemans, Mathijs van Dijk, Xander Hut (all EUR)
  • Ethics around data science and big data use, Willem van der Deijl (TiU), Marijke Kloek (EUR), Koen Vaassen (Achmea) and Bas Werker (TiU)
  • Pension Gendergap in the Netherlands. Suzanne Kali, Jim Been, Marike Knoef and Albert van Marwijk Kooy.
  • Dynamic investment policy and other concepts for automatic steering, carried out within the theme project “Design of pension contracts in incomplete markets”, Antoon Pelsser

Shortly, an extra project designated by the ministries of SZW, BZK and Finance will also start.

You will find a more detailed description of the awarded projects on our website soon.

View the infographic for more information on our research funding.

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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