MCEP Co-Sponsors Conference on Pensions
The Maryland Center for Economics and Policy partnered with the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to organize the sixth LACEA conference. The conference topic was “Pensions and Labor Markets: Challenges for the Americas.”
The literature on reforms to public and private pension systems has been dominated by studies examining the pension systems of high income countries. The pension systems of developing countries have received much less attention. As a result, there is a great deal we do not know about their coverage, benefit adequacy, re-distributional impacts, efficiency and sustainability, and institutional issues that may affect system performance. These and related issues were addressed during the conference. The conference was held on March 3 and 4, 2016 in Washington, DC.