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All EventsWorkshop 'Developing the pension system in the Russian Federation within the international context'

Workshop ' Developing the pension system in the Russian Federation within the international context '

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On March 30, 2017 a workshop 'Developing the pension system in the Russian Federation within the international context' will be held at HSE. The event is organised by the Institute for Social Policy and the World Bank.

Abstract:

This workshop is aimed to discuss the international experience in the area of pension reforms and the topical issues of national pension system development for the Russian Federation. In recent years (2013-2016), the structure of the Russian pension system has changed significantly: the contribution period has been gradually increased, new pension calculation and assignment procedures were introduced. However, to ensure the stability of the existing system, the most important elements, such as privileged and early retirement pensions, the retirement age, and the funded pension pillar, require further analysis and transformation.

Ms. Agnieszka Chłoń-Domińczak, Professor of the Warsaw School of Economics and one of the leading pension policy experts, will present together with Zoran Anušić, WB Senior Economist, the experience of similar reforms in various countries and discuss with the workshop’s participants the possibilities of developing the Russian Federation's pension system. The deliberations will be supported by Maria Ustinova, WB Research Analyst.

Speakers:

Agnieszka Chłoń-Domińczak, Professor, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

In 2008-2009, Ms. Chłoń-Domińczak was a Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy. Previously she was the head of the Department of Economic Analyses and Forecasting in the same Ministry. Her responsibilities included, among others, the oversight of the social insurance system. She was the vice president of Social Protection Committee of the European Council and chair of the Working Party on Social Policy of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Committee of the OECD.

Ms. Chłoń-Domińczak was a member of the pension reform team in Poland that prepared the changes implemented in 1999. As a consultant, she participated in numerous activities related to pension reforms in the region of Central and Eastern Europe, cooperating with the World Bank, ILO and the OECD. She is an author and co-author of many publications in the field of pensions and labour markets. Her research interest includes demography, pension systems, labour markets, social policy, health and education.

 Zoran Anušić , Senior Economist, World Bank

Since 1998 Zoran Anušić has worked as Senior Economist at World Bank on pension reforms in Croatia, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Montenegro, Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and other countries. During 1999 Zoran Anušić was seconded to the Government of Croatia as an Advisor for Pension Reform to the Cabinet. In 2001 and 2002 he served as Advisor to the Croatian Deputy Prime Minister on pension reform. Prior to engagement in the World Bank, Zoran Anušić worked as a researcher in the Institute of Economics Zagreb (1986-1995), Assistant Minister of Finance for Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecasts (1995-1997), and Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister (1997).

Maria Ustinova, Research Analyst, World Bank

Since 2012 Maria Ustinova has worked as Research Analyst at the Social Protection and Labor Global Practice of the World Bank. Prior to joining the Bank, Maria Ustinova worked at the Government of Moscow Region, and served as a consultant to the UN Economic Commission for Europe and various EU agencies.

Discussant: Oksana V. Sinyavskaya, Associate Professor in the School of International Affairs, Deputy Director for Science in the Institute for Social Policy.

Venue: 20 Myasnitskaya ul., room 311

Date and time: March 30, 2017, 17.00–19.30

Working languages: English, Russian (simultaneous translation)

If you plan to take part in the event, please register here till 10 a.m., March 30.

If you need a pass to enter the building, please do not forget to bring your passport or ID to the event.