Monitoring pension developments through micro socio economic instruments based on individual data sources: feasibility study (PENMICRO)

Lead researcher: Róbert Gál

The overarching aim of this ongoing project is to develop an analytical framework capable of capturing the relevant aspects of micro instruments Member States apply in modelling future developments in their pension schemes and the datasets behind them, and to apply this framework in describing and comparing the national approaches.

The research team will carry out three main tasks:

  1. Provide a description of the available modelling instruments and the datasets behind them for each Member State.
  2. Describe the outcomes of these instruments (focusing mostly on Member States applying the most developed tools).
  3. Provide an evaluation of similarities and differences between national models and approaches.

Commissioned by: Employment, Social Affairs, and Equal Opportunities DG/E/4

Duration: Jan-Dec 2008