Retirement income policy affects everyone. It also raises big issues and questions of fairness, adequacy and intergenerational equity.
This year, the Retirement Commissioner is carrying out its mandated three-yearly review of retirement income policies. To contribute to this work, the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, in conjunction with the Commissioner, held a conference to discuss retirement income policy from an intergenerational perspective. The Treasury report “Challenges and Choices: New Zealand’s Long-term Fiscal Statement”, released in October last year, sets the relevant context for the conference.
The conference provided a platform for experts from New Zealand and overseas who set out the key issues and lead discussions on how these issues may be addressed.
Keynote speech: Kent Weaver (Georgetown University, Washington, D.C): The political economy of retirement income policy
Kent Weaver: Concluding Thoughts
Keynote speech: Peter Whiteford (Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales): Retirement income policy and intergenerational equity: an international perspective
Andrew Coleman (Motu Economic and Public Policy Research): Comment on Peter Whiteford’s presentation
Susan St John (University of Auckland): Acknowledging intra-generational differences
Gabs Makhlouf (The Treasury): The view from the Treasury
Ganesh Nana (BERL): Notes in response to: A view from the Treasury- Fiscal Perspectives
Alison O’Connell (Consultant and PhD Student): Expectations of retirement
Judith Davey (Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, VUW): What are we saving for? Using assets in retirement.
Bob Stephens (Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, VUW): The difference differences make
Peggy Koopman-Boyden (Population Studies Centre, University of Waikato): Encouraging longer working lives
Geoff Rashbrooke (Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, VUW): Extending the age of eligibility
Chris Cunningham: Retirement Income Policy, Intergenerational Equity and Maori Development