Pensions and retirement conference

Regina Doherty, TD, Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection will open the conference on pensions and retirement on 29 May. Presentations from ESRI staff will cover topics examined under a programme of research with the Pensions Authority. Speakers will examine issues such as financial literacy and preparation for retirement, consumption in retirement, and the results of experimental studies on comprehension of pension products and framing of options for retirement.

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Conference programme

Introduction

8:45

Registration and coffee

9:15

Welcome address

Alan Barrett, Director, ESRI

9:30

Opening remarks

Regina Doherty, TD, Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Session 1

Chair: Brendan Kennedy, Pensions Authority

9:45

Financial literacy and preparation for retirement

Anne Nolan, ESRI

10:15

The effect of retirement on consumption

Paul Redmond, ESRI

10:45

Tea / Coffee Break

Session 2

Chair: Andrew Nugent, Pensions Authority

11:15

Experimental tests of comprehension and perceptions of pensions

Pete Lunn, ESRI

11:45

The framing of options for retirement: experiments for policy

Deirdre Robertson, ESRI

12:15

End of conference