UCL Department of Economics


IFS-STICERD Seminar presented by Carl Emmerson (IFS)

25 June 2019, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm


IFS at 50: The future of income in retirement

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students




Institute of Fiscal Studies


The Royal Institution Building
The Royal Institution
21 Ablemarle Street


The British economy is going to face a number of big issues over the next fifty years. Whether it is reforming the tax and benefit system, managing an ageing population, or preparing for the workplace of the future, there are plenty of challenges and opportunities ahead.

In the context of demographic change, among other trends, how will the incomes of pensioners in the future be supported? Carl Emmerson will look at how our pensions and savings system has worked to support retirement incomes, and what recent developments could mean for the future. He will then join Professor Sarah Harper (Founding Director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing) and Sir Steve Webb (Royal London, former Pensions Minister and IFS alumnus) for a conversation about how we should think about supporting future generations of pensioners in the decades to come.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, and to mark the occasion we will be holding a series of events throughout the year where we draw on this experience to consider these big issues and discuss what evidence-based analysis can tell us about how to understand and respond to them. Events in this series will feature expert insight from IFS researchers and key commentators on each topic, and there will be plenty of time for discussion and debate.

Other events in the series include:
27 February: The future of benefits
3 April: The future of tax
28 October: The future of education
3 December: The future shape of the state


About the Speaker

Carl Emmerson

at IFS

Other events in this series