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Marike Knoef appointed Professor of Empirical Microeconomics at Leiden University

Netspar-researcher and board member Marike Knoef is appointed Professor of Empirical Microeconomics at Leiden University per January 1, 2018. This was announced on Friday November 23. For Netspar, Marike conducts research into, among other things, pension accrual, pension needs and the design of freedom of choice and customization. In addition, as a member of the Netspar management, she is closely involved in the realization…

Marike Knoef wins ‘Special Recognition Award’ for positive impact on society

She received this award on November 8 from the World Cultural Counsil (WCC), because of the impact and positive contribution of her research to the cultural enrichment of society. We heartily congratulate Marike with this award. The WCC yearly awards leading, young and talented researchers that perform on an excellent level in the field of research, education or art. Read more about the WCC…

Netspar researcher Jochem de Bresser wins prestigious Christiaan Huygens prize

He receives this prize from the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW) for his Netspar dissertation ‘Between Goals and Expectations: Essays on Pensions and Retirement‘. We sincerely congratulate Jochem on this wonderful achievement! In Netspar research, Jochem deals with expenditure on elderly care and support, the financial position and (development) of spending patterns of the elderly. You can check out other publications from Jochem…

1 Million for New Pensions and Retirement Research

The Netspar board has honored four applications for theme projects and awarded € 250 per project. Netspar wishes the researchers good luck with the implementation of these three-year projects. The intended start is in January 2018.

Deadline for nominations Netspar Thesis Awards: October 16, 2017

Every year, Netspar awards prizes in the amount of EUR 3,000 each for outstanding theses in the following categories: Bachelor’s thesis: 1 Award Research or regular master’s thesis: 2 Awards PhD thesis  or dissertation: 1 Award Netspar TIAS Academy final project: 1 Awards Pensioenfonds UWV sponsors the Bachelor’s Award and one of the two Master’s Awards, based on the criterion that the thesis covers…

Annual Report 2016: Research Informs New Solutions

Thanks to the efforts of many, in 2016, Netspar has again been able to make a positive contribution to a well informed pension debate and thus contributing to the continuous improvement of the possibilities for financing ‘ the old day’ in the Netherlands. In our annual report you can read all the facts and figures. In addition, we proudly present eleven testimonials, in which…

INPARR International Research Seminar: summary and meeting documents available

On June 21, the INPARR International Research Seminar: Pension Foresight: Envisaging Retirement Income Plans of the Future took place in Paris, France. This International Seminar was composed of four sessions which provided a window into the latest thinking and research that sheds light on where pension plans and designs are headed in the future and challenges to their sustainability and efficiency. In particular, there…

2017-2018 Pension Innovation Master Class Cycle

On June 27 final presentations for the 2016-2017 executive education courses will be held. Netspar will once again offer executive education courses in the field of pension innovation to its partners’ staff members during the 2017-2018 academic year. The master class cycle (including the final project) has received high marks for several years in a row. The structure will remain largely unchanged: Master Class…

Netspar Magazine 22: Big Data and the Pension of the Future

The fast-paced developments in the field of big data, fintech and robo advice are increasingly affecting our daily lives, but they also play an important role in the pension industry. Netspar partners expect that Data Science can particularly have a big impact – and a high probability of success – on the personalization of pension products and communication. At the same time, issues such…

Developments Netspar Management

The Supervisory Board of the Netspar Foundation has appointed Casper van Ewijk for a second term as Director. Also, as of June 1, 2017, Marike Knoef will join Netspar’s Board of Directors. Within this function Marike will focus on establishing Netspar’s Work program 2019-2023. Casper van Ewijk re-appointed as director of the Netspar Foundation The Supervisory Board of the Netspar Foundation has appointed Casper…

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