WHAT WE DO
Unit Director: Vincenzo Galasso
APE is a research unit that analyzes pension and retirement issues. Pension systems typically represent the largest program in the welfare state. Their characteristics, shaped by the initial design and the subsequent reforms, have strong effects on crucial economic and social individual decisions, such as savings, fertility, labor supply and retirement. But they also influence future public policy decisions, due to the strong persistence of these programs.
APE aims at bridging the gap between scholars and policy-makers by analyzing pension and retirement issues with both a normative and a positive approach. Particular relevance is given to relevant current issues, such as population aging, retirement policy and pension reforms.
APE is part of the Cintia Network