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Workshop on "Rapid Aging and Chinese Pension Reform: Challenge and Opportunity" Held at the IAR
June 9, 2014

On June 3, the workshop on "Rapid Aging and Chinese Pension Reform: Challenge and Opportunity", which was co-hosted by the Institute for Advanced Research and the Key Laboratory of Mathematical Economics (SUFE), Ministry of Education and Environmental Science was held at Room 807 of the School of Economics Building. Dean of the SOE and the IAR, Professor Guoqiang Tian, Party Secretary of the SOE Fang Wang, Executive Vice Dean of the IAR Chunrong Ai and the Vice Dean oof the IAR Liguo Lin attended the workshop. Assistant to the Dean of the IAR Hui He organized and hosted the workshop.

The scholars and experts from home and abroad participating the workshop discussed the issues on the global population consumption, savings and money flows, the development of universal health care system, the general labor supply and social insurance actuarial balance etc., and shared the international advanced experience and frontier academic research results on dealing with the problems of aging population and pension system reform. Besides, the experts deeply interpreted the challenge and opportunity of the rapid aging and Chinese pension reform from an professional perspective, exploring how to make different generations of China share the economic growth and welfare with scientific and standardized economic methods and the future direction of China's reform of the basic pension system. The workshop will be of great reference significance in further promoting the theory innovation and system reform of social security in China.

Speakers and titles of their speeches:

Selahattin Imrohoroglu(Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California):Social Security Actuarial Balance in General Equilibrium
Hui He(School of Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics):Rapid Aging and Pension Reform: The Case of China
Yikai Wang(University of Zurich):Sharing High Growth Across Generations: Pensions and Demographic Transition in China
Luisa Fuster(Universidad Carlos III de Madrid):Towards a Micro-Founded Theory of Aggregate Labor Supply Coauthors: Andrés Erosa and Gueorgui Kambourov
Sagiri Kitao(Hunter College,City University of New York):Global Demographic Trends: Consumption, Saving and Capital Flows
Minchung Hsu(National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies ):The Development of Universal Health Coverage: Challenges of Population Aging and Informal Economy
Gary D Hansen(University of California at Los Angeles):Fiscal Reform and Government Debt in Japan: A Neoclassical Perspective
Zhongchun Qin(Development Research Center of the State Council of PRC):The Direction of Reform on the Basic Pension System in China: in View of New Pension Economics

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