awarded research projects

2022

Type

Program 1
Wellbeing and welfare

 

Program 2
Communications and choice

 

Program 3
Work, retirement, housing and healthcare

Program 4
Savings, investments and insurance

Program 5
Institutions, governance en solidarity

Topicality

Communication about allocation of personal assets.  Lisa Bruggen (MU), Bas Werker (TiU).
Can we better manage the inflation risks in benefits in the new contribution schemes? Peter Schotman (MU), Niels Kortleve (PGGM), Rens van Gastel (PGGM), Theo Nijman (TiU). 
Economic and legal aspects of the choice of funds to transit or not. Casper van Ewijk (TiU), Mark Heemskerk (RUN). 

Choice guidance regarding fixed and variable pensions. Bas Donkers, Benedict Dellaert (EUR) 
Risk capacity measurement: a review of the scientific literature and application using Dutch administrative data. Raun van Ooijen, Rob Alessie (RUN).
The sustainability of the task demarcation in the future pension system. Erik Lutjens (VU), Hans van Meerten (UU).

Theme

Migrants’ retirement preparation: risk factors, causes, solutions. Frank van Tubergen , Jelle Lossbroek (NIDI).
Work in old age and when disabled: The role of employer responsibility. Max Groneck (RUG).
Optimal intergenerational risk sharing with reference-dependent preferences. Antoon Pelsser (MU), Servaas van Bilsen (UvA).

Comparative research grant

Pension Fees in the Netherlands, United States, Poland, and Canada. Sally Shen (GRI) and others.
Mandatory pension accrual of entrepreneurs: a comparison between the Netherlands and Iceland. Bastiaan Starink (TiU), Gylfi Zoega (University of Iceland)

Pension Systems (Un)sustainability and Fiscal Constraints: A Comparative
Analysis. Vito Polito (University of Sheffield) and others

 

2021

Type

Program 1
Wellbeing and welfare

 

Program 2
Communications and choice

 

Program 3
Work, retirement, housing and healthcare

Program 4
Savings, investments and insurance

Program 5
Institutions, governance en solidarity

Topicality

Risk and time preferences measures and their relation to financial decisions in the field: a survey.
Arno Riedl, Hans Schmeets, Jona Linde, Paul Bokern, Peter Werner (MU)
Visual communication of uncertain pension benefits.
Lisanne van Weelden, Hans Hoeken (UU)
Design of solidarity reserve.
Antoon Pelsser, Roel Mehlkopf, Sander Muns (MU, TiU).
Sensitivity of transition to assumptions and circumstances.
Anne Balter, Bas Werker, Jan Bonenkamp (TiU, APG)

Dynamics of risk attitudes.
Jona Linde, Arno Riedl, Peter Werner (MU)
Drawing up the bill: Does sustainable investing affect risk and return?
Mathijs van Dijk, Philipp Krüger (EUR)
Measuring risk capacity.
Rob Alessie, Viola Angelini (RUG)

The solidarity reserve legally unraveled. Erik Lutjens, Herman Kappelle (VU).

Considerations on income and value effects per participant when entering the new contract. Bas Werker, Sander Muns, Theo Nijman (TiU)

NDC pension plans: An option for the Netherlands?
Casper van Ewijk, Lex Meijdam, Eduard Ponds (TiU)

Theme

Automated financial advice: quality, ethical and design challenges. Elisabeth Bruggen (MU).
Health and labor market uncertainty over the lifecycle: the impact on households’ risk capacity and retirement income adequacy. Raun van Ooijen, Sandra Brouwer (UMCG).
Collective investment for heterogeneous individuals. Peter Schotman (MU).

The role of pensions for career decisions. Raymond Montizaan

Comparative research grant

The effects of an ageing workforce on labour demand and workers’ careers: Evidence from linked employer-employee data and pension reforms in the Netherlands and other countries. Jan Kabatek (University of Melbourne).
Household portfolio decision in low interest environment. Jens Kvaerner (TiU).
Retirement Policies, Sustainability and Inequality: a Comprehensive Framework. Marco Francischello (Imperial College Business School).

2020

Type

Program 1
Wellbeing and welfare

 

Program 2
Communications and choice

 

Program 3
Work, retirement, housing and healthcare

Program 4
Savings, investments and insurance

Program 5
Institutions, governance en solidarity

Topicality

How can the risk attitude of a member be determined in a pension scheme? Jorgo Goossens, Arno Riedl, Eduard Ponds, Marike Knoef (TiU)
Influence on pension from labor market developments. Ton Wilthagen, Michael Visser (TiU).
Dynamic investment policies and other automatic steering concepts.  Antoon Pelsser (MU).

Stacking of choices. Jona Linde, Ingrid Rohde (MU)
Climate change and long-horizon portfolio choice: combining theory and empirics. Mathijs Cosemans, Mathijs van DIjk, Xander Hut (RSM)

Transition to a new pension contract in the Netherlands- lessons from abroad. Onno Steenbeek (EUR).

Do more sustainable companies perform better during the corona crisis? Mathijs van DijK (EUR)

Risk-taking behavior after COVID-19; global implications for financial markets and pensions. Mathijs de Vries (TIU).

Mortality probability modeling. Pieter van Baal, Bram Wouterse, Pieter Bakx (EUR).

ThemE

Understanding old-age inequality: the impact of work, family and health trajectories on post-retirement economic, social and psychological well-being across Europe. Mark Visser (EUR). This project is funded by Institute Gak
Individual pension choices in uncertain times: advancing digital support for risky pension decisions. Benedict Dellaert, Bas Donkers (EUR).
Climate risk in investment portfolios. Mathijs van Dijk (EUR). 
Pension monitor: understanding causes and consequences of trust in pension institutions. Harry van dalen (NIDI).

COMPARATIVE Research Grant

Secular trends in employment of older workers in the Netherlands and Norway: how influential are policy regulations? Dorly Deeg (VUmc).

 

extra

2019

Type

Program 1
Wellbeing and welfare

 

Program 2
Communications and choice

 

Program 3
Work, retirement, housing and healthcare

Program 4
Savings, investments and insurance

Program 5
Institutions, governance en solidarity

Topicality

Survivor’s Income Position
Jeroen van der Vaart, Raun van Ooijen, Rob Alessie
Consequences of the increase in the retirement age on occupational disability
Arthur van Soest, Tunga Kantarci
Target group analysis of
variable benefit schemes

Marike Knoef
Design of compensation in case of system change to a degressive accrual system
Dick Boeijen, Mark Heemskerk, Niels Kortleve, René Maatman

Simplicity and flexibility with regard to pension savings for the self-employed
Marike Knoef, Max van Lent
Design of the variable benefits and guarantees in personal pension
Peter Schotman

ThemE

Work and disability in old age: restrictions&incentives
Arthur van Soest (TiU)
How to elicit preferences for sustainable investments?
Rob Bauer (MU)
The effect of macroprudential policies on pensions and retirement preparation
Stefan Hochguertel (VU)

COMPARATIVE Research Grant

Private pension annuities out of savings or housing wealth? A comparative study of Italy and the Netherlands
Mauro Mastrogiacomo
International Comparison of Pension Fund Regulation. Antoon Pelsser (UM)

Social Security and Retirement Around the World: Lessons from a Long-Term Collaboration
Adriaan Kalwij, Courtney Coile

2018

Type

Program 1
Wellbeing and welfare

 

Program 2
Communications and choice

 

Program 3
Work, retirement, housing and healthcare

Program 4
Savings, investments and insurance

Program 5
Institutions, governance en solidarity

Topicality

Savings and consumer behavior
Johan Bonenkamp, Arthur van Soest (TiU)
Design and realization of opting-outsystems
Jona Linde (UM)
To what extent can you involve your own home in retirement income? Pension supplements in Stone Chiseled
Dirk Brounen (TiU), Eduard Ponds (APG/TiU)
Valuation framework for rights in a defined benefit pension contract
Theo Nijman, Bas Werker, Lans Bovenberg (TiU)
Inter- and intragenerational solidarity among Dutch citizens
Arno Riedl (UM)

Consequences of compulsory participation in pension plans
Erik Lutjens en Fieke van der Lecq (VU)

Adjustment of the fiscal framework as a driver in the system discussion
Bastiaan Starink, Michael Visser (TiU)

ThemE

individual research grant

Contractual Savings for Housing in relation to Pension Plans in the Netherlands
Jessica Warren (TiU)
Untangling Human Interaction Patterns: Learning from Automated Emotion Detection in the Consumer Pension Context
Alexander Henkel (OU)

Trading behavior of institutional investors
Kristy Jansen (TiU)

COMPARATIVE Research Grant

XTRA

2017

Type

Program 1
Wellbeing and welfare

 

Program 2
Communications and choice

 

Program 3
Work, retirement, housing and healthcare

Program 4
Savings, investments and insurance

Program 5
Institutions, governance en solidarity

Topicality

Flexible pension withdrawal
Ed Westerhout, Marcel Lever (both CPB), Bastiaan Starink (TiU) en Eduard Ponds (APG)
Design of the freedom of choice and customization of pension schemes
Jim Been (UL), Casper van Ewijk (TiU), Marike Knoef (UL) & Roel Mehlkopf (DNB)
Consequences of further increasing the pension age
Rik Dillingh, Daniel van Vuuren en Marcel Lever (CPB)
Uitwerking Persoonlijk Pensioen met Collectieve Risicodeling (IV-C)
Theo Nijman e.a. (TiU)
Het effect van life-events op pensioenresultaat (door verandering kostwinnaarsmodel/ toename echtscheidingen etc)
Mauro Mastrogiacomo (VU A) (binnen Thema-project Knoef)
Choice and customization in pensions; economic & legal aspects and data science
Bas Werker, Wesley Kaufmann, Bastiaan Starink (TiU)
Uitwerking nabestaanden- en arbeidsongeschiktheidspensioen
Jan de Kort, Michel Vellekoop (UvA) – (binnen Thema-project Vellekoop)

Thema

Choice architecture in pensions and retirement
Marcel Lever (CPB)
Longer life, longer in good health, working longer? Implications of educational differences for the pension system
Johan Mackenbach (Erasmus MC)
Data Science Solutions to Enhance Pension Communication
Peter de Goeij (TiU)
Design of Pension Contracts in Incomplete Markets and under Uncertainty
Antoon Pelsser (UM)

individual research grant

Facing the pension communication challenges of tomorrow: On aging, emotions, and artificial intelligence
Wiebke Eberhardt (UM)
Understanding the relationship between paid work after retirement and well-being in a European perspective
Ellen Dingemans (NIDI)

Retirement preparation and retirement transitions of the Dutch solo self-employed
Marleen Damman (NIDI)

COMPARATIVE Research Grant

Which type of pension systems protect against the income and health inequality consequences of a recession?
Max Coveney, Eddy van Doorslaer, Tom van Ourti, Pilar Garcia-Gomez (EUR)
Pension Communication across Countries
Arthur van Soest (TiU), Henriette Prast (TiU), Mariacristina Rossi (Turijn)
Comparision of variable annuities between The Netherlands and Denmark
Anne Balter (TiU), Malene Kallestrup-Lamb (Aarhus), Jesper Rangvid (Copenhagen)
Regulation of information provision for pension choices: Australia and the Netherlands compared
Hazel Bateman (UNSW), Federica Teppa (DNB)

XTRA

Naar een architectuur voor betere informatieposities en dienstverlening in het pensioendomein
Marijn Janssen (TUDelft) en Nitesh Bharosa (Thauris)
Two Studies of Behavioral Factors Influencing Household Portfolios: Ambiguity Aversion and Gambling Motives
Roy Kouwenberg (EUR)
Actualisation data costst on behalf of fase 1 of project ‘Legitimacy and adequacy of pension reforms’
Martin Olsthoorn (SCP)

2016

Type

Program 1
Wellbeing and welfare

 

Program 2
Communications and choice

 

Program 3
Work, retirement, housing and healthcare

Program 4
Savings, investments and insurance

Program 5
Institutions, governance en solidarity

Topicality

Raising pension awareness among young people
Marike Knoef, Jim Been, Marijke van Putten
Relevante informatie t.b.v. keuzes bij variabele uitkeringen en doorbeleggen na pensioendatum
Marijke van Putten (UL)
Keuzevrijheden in de uitkeringsfase: hoe worden deze gebruikt in andere landen?
Marcel Lever (CPB), Eduard Ponds (APG)
Heterogeniteit in leeftijdsopbouw en de doorsneesystematiek
Casper van Ewijk (TiU), Joost van Valkengoed (PGGM), Loes Frehen (APG) en Johan Bonekamp
Uncertainty over the life cycle: implications for pensions and savings behavior
Rob Alessie (RUG) / Raun van Ooijen (RUG) / Marike Knoef (UL)
Keuzearchitectuur
Lisa Brüggen / Thomas Post (UM)
Welke ervaringen zijn er met het omgaan met bestaande aanspraken bij systeemwijziging?
René Maatman / Mark Heemskerk (RUN), Bas Werker (TiU) en Kees Kamminga
Keuzemogelijkheden en maatwerk binnen pensioenregelingen
Theo Nijman (TiU), Niels Kortleve (PGGM) en Agnes Joseph (Achmea)

Thema

Uncertainty over the life cycle: implications for pensions and savings behavior
Marike Knoef (UL)
Individuals’ Choices of Comprehensive Pension Plans
Benedict Dellaert en Bas Donkers (EUR)
Work, health and retirement
Andries de Grip (UM)
Pension rights and ownership: A legal analysis in an economic context
Mark Heemskerk en René Maatman (RUN)

Individual Research Grant

Contract specifications for new pension deals
Anne Balter (TiU)
Delaying retirement: Confronting responses of employees and employers
Jaap Oude Mulders (NIDI)
Valuation of index-linked assets in incomplete markets
Damiaan Chen (UvA), Roel Beetsma, Sweder van Wijnbergen

2015

Type

Program 1
Wellbeing and welfare

Program 2
Communications and choice

Program 3
Work, retirement, housing and healthcare

Program 4
Savings, investments and insurance

Program 5
Institutions, governance en solidarity

Topicality

Projecten

Meerwaarde van intergenerationele risicodeling
Theo Nijman
Kwantitatief onderzoek naar uitgaven aan ouderenzorg en ondersteuning
Raun van Ooijen (RUG)
Wat is een goede default lifecycle?
Peter Schotman (UM), Bas Werker (TiU) and Roderick Molenaar (Robeco)
Willen we ons pensioen nog wel samen doen? Over keuzevrijheid en solidariteit in aanvullend pensioen
Kène Henkens
Welke keuzemogelijkheden zijn wenselijk vanuit het perspectief van de deelnemer
Casper van Ewijk (TiU), Roel Mehlkopf (TiU), Sara van den Bleeken (AFM) and Chantal Hoet (AEGON)
Dynamiek en loonprofielen op de arbeidsmarkt en de toereikendheid van pensioenopbouw
Marcel Lever (CPB), Thomas Michielsen (CPB)
Heldere en harde pensioenrechten onder een PPR
Rene Maatman (RUN)
Honderd jaar pensioenwetgeving (1919-2019): visies en beleid
Joost Dankers
De fiscaliteit en pensioen: Naar een nieuw fiscaal pensioenkader?
Bastiaan Starink
Pensioenresultaat bij degressieve opbouw en progressieve premie
Marcel Lever en Sander Muns

Thema

Projecten

Engaging pension plan participants: How emotions, peer effects, and life events influence the effectiveness of pension communication
Lisa Brüggen en Thomas Post (UM)
Optimal saving and insurance for old age: The role of public long-term care insurance
Eddy van Doorslaer, Erik Schut (EUR)
Pension rights and ownership: A legal analysis in an economic context
Mark Heemskerk en René Maatman (RUN)

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