An NBER Conference on "International Social Security" organized by NBER Aging Program Director David Wise of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government took place in Madrid, Spain, on September 26‒28, 2013. These papers were discussed:
Alain Jousten, University of Liège, IZA, and Netspar, and Mathieu Lefebvre and Sergio Perelman, University of Liege, "Health Status, Disability and Retirement Incentives in Belgium"
Kevin Milligan, University of British Columbia and NBER, and Tammy Schirle, Wilfrid Laurier University, "Option Value of Disability Insurance in Canada"
Paul Bingley and Michael Jørgensen, Danish National Centre for Social Research, and Nabanita Datta Gupta and Peder Pedersen, Aarhus University, "Health, Disability Insurance and Retirement in Denmark"
Luc Behaghel, Paris School of Economics-INRA; Didier Blanchet, INSEE-CREST; and Muriel Roger, Banque de France, Paris School of Economics-INRA, and INSEE D2E, "Retirement, Early Retirement and Disability: Explaining Labor Force Participation after 55 in France"
Axel Börsch-Supan, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging and NBER; Hendrik Jürges and Lars Thiel, University of Wuppertal; and Tabea Bucher-Koenen, Johannes Rausch, and Morten Schuth, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging, "Health, Financial Incentives, and Early Retirement: Micro-Simulation Evidence for Germany" (NBER Working Paper No. 19889)
Agar Brugiavini, Ca'Foscari University of Venice and Venice International University, and Franco Peracchi, University of Rome Tor Vergata and Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance, "Health Status, Disability Insurance and Incentives to Exit the Labor Force in Italy: Evidence from SHARE"
Mayu Fujii and Takashi Oshio, Hitotsubashi University, and Satoshi Shimizutani, Gender Equality Bureau, "Option Value of Work, Health Status, and Retirement Decisions in Japan: Evidence from the Japanese Study on Aging and Retirement (JSTAR)"
Adriaan Kalwij, Universiteit Utrecht; Klaas de Vos, Universiteit van Tilburg; and Arie Kapteyn, University of Southern California and NBER, "Health, Disability Insurance and Labor Force Exit of Older Workers in the Netherlands"
Pilar García-Gómez, Erasmus University Rotterdam; Sergi Jiménez-Martín, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona GSE and FEDEA; and Judit Vall Castelló, Universitat de Girona and CRES at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, "Financial Incentives, Health and Retirement in Spain"
Per Johansson and Lisa Laun, Institute for Evaluation of Labor Market and Education Policy, and Mårten Palme, Stockholm University, "Pathways to Retirement, Stringency in Disability Insurance Acceptance and the Role of Financial Incentives in Sweden"
James Banks, University of Manchester and Institute for Fiscal Studies; Carl Emmerson, Institute for Fiscal Studies; and Gemma Tetlow, Institute for Fiscal Studies and University College London, "Effect of Pensions and Disability Benefits on Retirement in the UK"