Addressing Population Aging: Institutional and Public Policy Innovation

ON2018-04-11TAG: ShanghaiTechCATEGORY: Academic conference


The conference will discuss institutional and policy innovations to address population aging, including social security policies, labor market policies and wealth management, among others, with the aim of strengthening academic and policy links. The conference organizers now solicit contributions from scholars. The main topics of interest are (including but not limited to) as follows:

1. pension system reform and its impact

2. flexible retirement systems and policies to improve the labor force participation of older workers

3. technological revolution, income inequality and income distribution

4. elderly healthcare system and its reform

5. nursing needs, service delivery and long-term care insurance system

6. impact of wealth management system on pension burden



School of Entrepreneurship and Management, ShanghaiTech University;

Center for Employment and Social Security, Fudan University; 

The ARC Centre for Excellence in Population Ageing Research, University of New South Wales, Australia


Hanming Fang, University of Pennsylvania and Shanghaitech University  


John Piggott, University of New South Wales, Australia

Zhigang Yuan, Fudan University

Confirmed speakers:

Karen Eggleston, Stanford University

Hanming Fang, University of Pennsylvania & ShanghaiTech University

Olivia Mitchell, University of Pennsylvania

Pip O'Keefe, The World Bank

James Poterba, MIT

John Piggott, Australia-China Population Aging Research Hub, University of New South Wales Australia

Feng Wang, UC Irvine

Li Shi, Beijing Normal University

Peng Xizhe, Fudan University

Yuan Zhigang, Fudan University

Zhao Yaohui, National Institute of Development, Peking University

Zheng Bingwen, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Experts from government agencies and industry will also be invited.


June 27-28, 2018one and a half days


SEM Shanghaitech University

SEM, 393 Middle Huaxia Road, Pudong, Shanghai



Please send paper or abstracts by email to by April 1, 2018. Please indicate submission to population aging conference in the subject. Papers and abstracts in both English and Chinese are welcome. We will provide simultaneous interpretation during the conference.Attending the conference is free of charge. The organizer will provide working meals for attendees.

Contact: Tang Yujie  021-20685455