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Money, Finance and Demography: The Consequences of Ageing


  • Morten Balling

  • Ernest Gnan

  • Frank Lierman


  • Ignazio Visco
  • Barry Eichengreen
  • Gilles Mourre
  • Declan Costello
  • Giuseppe Carone
  • Nuria Diez Guardia
  • Bartosz Przywara
  • Aino Salomäki
  • Vincenzo Galasso
  • Mark Weth
  • Sebastian Schich
  • Etienne de Callataÿ
  • Martin Werding
  • Marianna Brunetti
  • Costanza Torricelli
  • Wim W. Boonstra
  • Stefan W. Schmitz
  • Hana Genorio


A significant ageing trend can be observed in Europe and in other parts of the world. Fertility is decreasing and life expectancy increasing. The impact of migration is growing. The book deals with the implications for financial markets of these demographic trends. Leading economists and financial experts from Europe and the United States evaluate the challenges to public pension systems and the private pension industry. Based on long-term projections of productivity and employment they look at potential growth in GDP per capita and implications for savings and wealth. Pension fund portfolio management is discussed together with the ability of capital markets to serve retirement-financing purposes. Fiscal as well as financial sustainability are analysed in depth. The roles of global imbalances and international capital movements are included. Most chapters also discuss policy implications - in particular with regard to how pension saving incentives and rules and incentives for retirement should be in order to ensure fiscal and financial sustainability. All contributions in the book are based on presentations at the 26th SUERF Colloquium on "Money, Finance and Demography - the Consequences of Ageing" held on 12-14 October, 2006 in Lisbon sponsored by Banco de Portugal and Millennium bcp and in cooperation with the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

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  • Ignazio Visco & Barry Eichengreen & Gilles Mourre & Declan Costello & Giuseppe Carone & Nuria Diez Guardia & Bartosz Przywara & Aino Salomäki & Vincenzo Galasso & Mark Weth & Sebastian Schich & Etienn, 2007. "Money, Finance and Demography: The Consequences of Ageing," SUERF Colloquium Volumes, SUERF - The European Money and Finance Forum, number 1 edited by Morten Balling & Ernest Gnan & Frank Lierman, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:erf:erfcol:1

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