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2006 Conference Agenda and Presentations: Lessons from Pension Reform in the Americas

March 2–3, 2006
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia


Thursday, March 2
1:00 p.m. Registration
1:15

Opening remarks
Pat Barron, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

1:30 The Chilean Reform and Successive Reforms in Latin America, Part I

The Chilean Pension Reform Turns 25: Lessons from the Social Protection Survey

Moderator
Stephen Kay, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Presenters
David Bravo, Universidad de Chile
Olivia S. Mitchell, Pension Research Council of the Wharton School
Presentation

“The Peruvian Reform”
Presenter
Eduardo Morón, Universidad del Pacífico
Presentation

“The Uruguayan Reform”
Presenter
Rodolfo Saldain, Saldain e Igarzábal
Presentation
3:30

Break

3:45 The Chilean Reform and Successive Reforms in Latin America, Part II

Moderator
Tapen Sinha, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México

“The Argentine Reform”
Presenter
Rafael Rofman, World Bank
Presentation

“The Brazilian Reform”
Presenters
Milko Matijascic, Salesian University
Stephen Kay, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Presentation

“The Costa Rican Reform”
Presenter
Juliana Martínez Franzoni, Universidad de Costa Rica
Presentation
5:45

Reception

6:30 Dinner
Keynote address
Olivia S. Mitchell, Pension Research Council of the Wharton School
Friday, March 3
8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast
8:30 Lessons from Canada and Mexico

“The Canadian Reform”
Presenter
Robert Brown, University of Waterloo
Presentation

“The Mexican Reform”
Presenters
Tapen Sinha, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
Maria de los Angeles Yañez, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
Presentation

Discussant
Daniel Béland, University of Calgary
10:00 Break
10:15 Lessons from Behavioral Economics

Moderator
Maria de los Angeles Yañez, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México

Presenters
Brigitte Madrian, University of Pennsylvania
Presentation
Kurt Weyland, University of Texas
11:30 Pension Reform and Gender

Moderator
Julie Hotchkiss, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Presenter
Estelle James, Consultant
Presentation

Discussant
Michelle Dion, Georgia Institute of Technology
Presentation
12:30 p.m. Luncheon
2:00 Special Session: Toward an Era of Longevity and Wealth

Presenter
Robert W. Fogel, Director of the Center for Population Economics at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
3:00 Roundtable: The World Bank and Pension Reform in Latin America
“From ‘Averting the Old-Age Crisis’ to ‘Keeping the Promise’ and Beyond”


Moderator
Fabio Bertranou, International Labor Organization

Panelists
Robert Holzmann, World Bank
Estelle James, Consultant
Truman Packard, World Bank
4:45 Closing remarks
Robert Eisenbeis, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta