James Banks, Professor of Economics, University of Manchester and Deputy Research Director of the Institute of Fiscal Studies
May, 6.30-8.00pm, followed by a drinks reception
University Place, Lecture
Theatre B, University of Manchester, M13 9PL
This year’s MICRA annual public
lecture addresses a major area of debate in current social and economic
policy. Extending working life is a now a key element in policies aimed at
managing some of the pressures associated with ageing societies.
In the UK,
the target is to increase the average age of retirement by 6 months every
year. State pension ages (SPA) are being raised: from 2020 both men and
women’s state pension age will be 66, increasing to 67 between 2026 and
2028. Professor James Banks will consider some of the demographic and
economic drivers behind this policy, examining issues such as the changing
likelihood of work at older ages, the
effect of pension incentives on exit
from work, and links between health and work.
Professor Banks is one of the
UK’s leading experts on work and retirement issues.
Please register online
for this free event