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Netspar Pleased to Welcome PGB Pension Fund as a New Partner

Per direct, PGB Pension Fund will join Netspar as a new partner, strengthening our network. This also furthers our aim of coming into more direct contact with pension fund managers. Jochem Dijckmeester, board member at PGB Pension Fund, says, “We think it’s important to share knowledge. Through our connection to Netspar, we become quickly informed of new, innovative ideas about pensions that could be…

PhD Award Winner: “More people working as a result of the job search requirements for older recipients of unemployment, but also more disability payouts”

Netspar distributes five thesis awards, sponsored in part by Pensioenfonds UWV, every year to promising young researchers for outstanding TIAS, BSc, and MSc theses and PhD dissertations in the Netspar research program. The winner of the PhD award this year was Marloes Lammers (SEO). “I’m so honored!” Her dissertation, “Financial Incentives and Job Choice,” explores the effects of financial incentives on job decisions from…

Thesis Awards Winners

The Netspar Thesis Awards were presented in Leiden during the International Pension Workshop. Netspar awards prizes for outstanding theses related to the Netspar research program. Netspar congratulates the winners: BSc UWV* – Jakub Polansky (Amsterdam University college) with Direct Residential Mortgage Investments in Dutch Pension Fund Portfolios MSc UWV* – Floris van Loo (TiU) with Transition to a new pension contract, exploring value transfers in the double transition MSc…

Gerard van Olphen joins the Netspar Supervisory Board

As of January 1, 2018, Gerard van Olphen, chairman of the Board of Directors of APG, has been appointed member of the Supervisory Board of Netspar Foundation by the members of the Foundation Board. With this appointment the vacancy that arises with the departure of Else Bos at the end of this year has been filled. Job Swank, chairman of the Supervisory Board, said…

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…

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