New Theme Projects: €750,000 Awarded for Three-year Research Projects

The Netspar Board of Directors recently awarded grants of €250,000 each to three applications for theme projects, following scientific validation by the Scientific Council and a positive recommendation by the Partner Research Council:

Work and disability in old age: restrictions & incentives (Arthur van Soest, TiU)
Older individuals and individuals with occupational disability face incentives as well as restrictions that affect working longer or more hours. This project investigates which incentives and limitations elderly and people with a work-limiting health problem are confronted with and how they affect full-time or part-time work.

How to Elicit Preferences for Sustainable Investments? (Rob Bauer, UM)
There is increasing social and legal pressure for institutional investors to integrate the preferences of their participants for sustainable investments into contractual arrangements. This research project provides a model with which these preferences can be mapped, taking into account possible disruptive factors such as the social desirability of answers and ‘biases’ in individuals.

The effect of macroprudential policies on pensions and retirement preparation (Stefan Hochguertel, VU Amsterdam)
In recent years, financial regulators such as the ECB and DNB have taken various measures to promote financial stability and economic recovery. This study examines the effect of these measures and the extent to which there is also an effect on pensions and pension preparation.

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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