9.30 Registration and coffee (Room C389)

10.00 Welcome and introduction (Room C379)
Professor Orla Gough

Director of Pensions Research Network, Westminster Business School

10.10 Paul Bridgen, University of Southampton

“The financial pull of home: Intra-EU migration, pension regimes and the feasibility of staying put on retirement”

10.45 Noel Whiteside, University of Warwick

“Time, complexity and governance in the world of funded pensions

11.25 Raphael Wittenberg (PSSRU, London School of Economics and Political Science)

Financing long-term care for older people”

12.00 Lunch (Room C389)


Dr. Paul Bridgen is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Southampton, with longstanding interests in pension’s policy and politics in the UK and from a comparative perspective. He has published widely both in book form and journals. The research on which the current paper is based was funded as part of the ESRC Centre for Population Change which is based in Southampton and a consortium of Scottish universities'.
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Noel Whiteside is Professor of Comparative Public Policy at the University of Warwick. She is a contemporary historian of social and public policy development with specific interests in labour markets and constructions of social dependency in comparative (European) perspective. Research projects include the co-ordination of research on funded pensions and the recent financial crisis, and research on governance and gender issues in Australian superannuation with Bernard Casey.

Noel's books include Pension Security in the Twenty-first Century with Gordon Clark, Britain's Pensions Crisis: history and policy (2006) with Hugh Pemberton and Pat Thane, and Transforming European Employment Policy: labour market transitions and the promotion of capability (2011) with Ralf Rogowski and Robert Salais. The main findings of the GUSTO pension’s research were published as a special issue in Global Social Policy, 12, 4 (2012) which she co-edited with Bernhard Ebbinghaus and Mitchell Orenstein.
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Mr. Raphael Wittenberg is a Principal Research Fellow at the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Service Economics and Organisation (CHSEO) at the University of Oxford. At PSSRU he leads a programme of research on financing long-term care.

Raphael and his team have designed and constructed models for making projections of demand for long-term care and associated public and private expenditure on care services. These models have been used widely to prepare projections for UK Government Departments, official Commissions, local authorities and think tanks, and for the UK contribution to international comparative studies. At CHSEO he leads a study of trends in emergency hospital admissions of older people in England. Raphael was for many years a Senior Economist at the Department of Health for England. 
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