Pensions, Aging and Retirement track

Master's specialization in Pensions, Aging and Retirement

'Pensions, Aging and Retirement' is one of the specialized tracks of the Master's program in Economics.

Understand the economic aspects of pensions, aging and retirement

Aging populations increasingly raise economic and policy questions on a firm and national level for every developed country - creating an urgent demand for professionals with the expertise to offer informed solutions.

The track 'Pensions, Aging and Retirement' will bring you a scientific understanding of the various aspects of aging.

Create solutions for financial institutions and government policy

You will learn how economic theories and models can be applied to create solutions for financial institutions and government policy. The track is closely linked to research institute Netspar which is a renowned institute involved in the development of financial products and facilities for the ‘old age’ European citizens.

Key courses:

Examples of topics that will be discussed during these courses are:

  • How much should one save for retirement and how is the money to be invested?
  • Is guaranteed pension income sufficiently attractive to pay the (high) cost?
  • Should more choice options be offered to participants in pension schemes?
  • Which groups have inadequate pension savings and why?
  • How can supervision of pension vehicles in Europe be improved?

In the Study Guide you find the exact overview of the courses and program structure.

Career perspectives

This track offers you a qualification that leads to a host of different career options in the public and private sector as well as academia, thanks to the growing demand for specialists with in-depth knowledge of the issues pertaining to aging societies.



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