John Deutsch Institute
October 26-27, 2007
|8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration --
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Session I: Introduction and
"The Challenge of Canada's Aging
Workforce and the Retiring Baby Boom"
"Concerns and Directions for Pension
Regulation in Canada"
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Health Break
10:00 - 12:00 p.m.   Session II: Background
Issues and the Pension Environment
"Canadian Retirement Patterns: Basic
Evidence and Issues"
"The Wealth and Income Position of the
Retirement and Pre-Retirement Population"
"The Distribution of Seniors' Income Using the Statistics
Canada Longitudinal Administrative Database, 1992-2005"
"Pension Reform in Canada: Getting from
Denial to Acceptance"
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.   Lunch
1:15 - 2:45 p.m.   Session III: Policy Levers and
the Retirement Process
"Older Workers in a Changing Workforce:
Challenges and Policy Options"
to Early Retirement in
Canada's Defined-Benefit Public and Private Pension Plans: An
Analysis of a Dynamic Life-Cycle CGE Model"
Reform in the United Kingdom: Lessons for Canada?"
2:45 - 3:00 p.m.   Health Break
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.   Session IV: Panel on
Replacement Rates and Design Features of Workplace Pension Plans
- Retirement income replacement rates --
changing attitudes and needs
- Design features, strengths and
limitations of DB plans and possible design improvements
- Design features, strengths and
limitations of DC plans and possible design improvements
- Recent legal decisions and regulatory
changes and their implications for design structure of pension plans
6:00 p.m.   Reception (Queen's University Club - 168 Stuart Street)
7:00 p.m.   Dinner (Queen's University Club - 168 Stuart Street)
|8:00 - 8:30 a.m.   Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.   Session V: Retirement Process
and Macroeconomic Implications
"The Emergence of Phased
Retirement: Economic Implications and Policy Concerns"
"Some Macroeconomic Effects of Population
Aging on Productivity Growth and Living Standards"
"Remain, Retrain or Retire: Options for
Older Workers Following Job Loss"
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.   Health Break
10:30 - 11:45 p.m.   Session VI: Panel on Risk
and Pension Investment Strategies
- Longevity risk and how to manage it
- Pension plan investment strategies by
major pension plans in Canada:
11:45 - 1:00 a.m.   Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.   Session VII: Pension Rules
While Receiving a Pension: Will Double Dipping Change the
Elderly Labour Market?"
"Mandatory Retirement and Incentives in
Private Pension Plans"
"A Stochastic Model of CPP Liabilities -- Preliminary Results"
"Developing the Asset Liability for the CPP Investment Board"
2:30 - 2:45 p.m.   Health Break
2:45 - 4:15 p.m.   Session VIII: Mandatory Retirement
and the Changing Prospects of Retirement
Retirement: Myths, Myths and More Damn Myths"
Retirement Prospects of Immigrants
-- Will It Require a New Social Contract?"
"Mandatory Retirement Rules and the
Retirement Decisions of University Professors in Canada"
Conference to be held at the Policy Studies Building, Conference Room 202, Queen's University (which is on Union Street).
Conference registration fee is $400.00*, plus GST, payable to the John Deutsch Institute (GST Registration #R107868705). Registration is limited so please register early.
*A special rate will apply for academics.
Please make cheque payable to the John Deutsch Institute and mail to: Sharon Sullivan, John Deutsch Institute, Queen's University, Dunning Hall, Room 216, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6. Payment by cheque only, please.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront, 2 Princess Street, for the nights of Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26 at a special conference rate of $140.00 per night, plus taxes. Reservations can be made directly by calling the Holiday Inn at 1-800-465-4329 or 1-613-549-8400, ext. 2660 and say that you are booking under the Block of Rooms "John Deutsch Institute Retirement Conference". The block of rooms will be available until September 25th, so please book your room as soon as possible.
Michael Abbott, Department of Economics, Queen's University
Phone: (613) 533-2298, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (613) 533-2278, e-mail: email@example.com
Boadway, Department of Economics, Queen's University
Phone: (613) 533-2266; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
James MacKinnon, Department of Economics, Queen's University
Phone: (613) 533-2293, e-mail: email@example.com
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For further information please contact Sharon Sullivan.
Phone: (613) 533-2294;
Fax: (613) 533-6025