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Comparative Research Grants Awarded

Lessons from other countries can be valuable for the Dutch pension debate. The purpose of Netspar’s Comparative Research Grants is to compare regulations and product options in different countries and relate these to the academic literature. We received seven applications, which were evaluated by the program coordinators. The Netspar Board of Directors has now adopted the recommendations of the program coordinators and awarded the…

Nieuw beleidsgericht onderzoek: Topicality projecten 2018

De Partner Research Council heeft de kortlopende, beleidsgerichte projecten voor 2018 geprioriteerd. In deze zogeheten Topicality projecten werken sector en wetenschap nauw samen op actuele (pensioen)onderwerpen. De Netspar-directie heeft het advies van de PRC overgenomen. Inmiddels zijn de trekkers bekend van de volgende projecten: Waarderingskader voor rechten in een uitkeringsovereenkomst, Theo Nijman, Bas Werker en Lans Bovenberg (TiU) Vormgeving en realisatie opting-outsystematiek, Jona Linde…

Interview Partner Evaluation Commission: “Netspar Evaluated Positively Across the Board”

A commission headed by Harman Korte evaluated Netspar on behalf of its partners. This included a review of the results achieved under the 2015-2019 Action Plan, as well as looking forward toward the aims for the 2019-2023 Action Plan. The commission issued three main recommendations for the 2019-2023 Action Plan: Safeguard the independent identity of Netspar and present a range of visions for consideration….

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…

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