You can find agenda and presentations of various NTA meetings and conferences as well as other presentations given by NTA researchers in other academic conferences here. Please note that results should not be quoted without contacting the presenter first.
- Global NTA Meetings
- Regional Conferences and Other NTA Meetings
- Training Seminars
- Other Presentations
- Other Projects featuring NTA
Global NTA Meetings
- Ninth Meeting of the Working Group on Macroeconomic Aspects of Intergenerational Transfers, Barcelona, June 2013
- Eighth Meeting of the Working Group on Macroeconomic Aspects of Intergenerational Transfers, Brazil, December 2011
- Sixth Meeting of the Working Group on Macroeconomic Aspects of Intergenerational Transfers, Berkeley, January 9-10, 2009
- Fifth Meeting of the Working Group on Macroeconomic Aspects of Intergenerational Transfers, Seoul, Korea, November 5-6, 2007
- Fourth Meeting of the Working Group on Macroeconomic Aspects of Intergenerational Transfers, Berkeley, January 19-20, 2007
- Third Meeting of the Working Group on Macroeconomic Aspects of Intergenerational Transfers, Honolulu, January 20-22, 2006
- Second Meeting of the Working Group on Macroeconomic Aspects of Intergenerational Transfers, Berkeley, January 2005
- First Meeting of the Working Group on Macroeconomic Aspects of Intergenerational Transfers, Berkeley, January 2004
Regional Conferences and Other NTA Meetings
- Fifth European NTA Workshop (with a focus on time use and gender), Stockholm, Sweden, November 8-9, 2012
- NTA Time Use and Gender Working Group, Workshop on Non-Market Labor Satellite Accounts, Berkeley, CA, June 2011
- Training Workshop on National Transfer Accounts (NTA) for Greater Mekong Sub-region, Hua Hin, Thailand, December 17-25, 2010
- Latin American NTA Seminar on Population Aging, Intergenerational Transfers, and Social Protection, Santiago, Chile on October 20-21, 2009
- Costa Rican NTA Seminar on "Intergenerational Equity: Economic policy challenges in the face of population aging", San Jose, June 23, 2009
- Uruguayan NTA Seminar on "Intergenerational Transfers, Population Aging, and Social Protection", Montevideo, May 21, 2009
- African NTA Workshop on "Shaping Social Protection in Africa: the National Transfer Accounts Approach", Mombasa, Kenya, May 13-27, 2009
- European NTA Workshop on "Intergenerational Transfers in a European Perspective", Stockholm, Sweden, October 23-24, 2008
- National Dissemination Workshop on National Transfer Accounts for Nigeria: Implications for Social Policy in Nigeria, 22 October 2008
- First Workshop of ECLAC-IDRC Project on Population Ageing, Intergenerational Transfers and Social Protection in Latin America, Santiago Chile, October 15-16, 2007
- Training on Incorporating Gender and Time Use into NTA in Latin America, Montevideo, Uruguay, October 23-26, 2012
- Measuring and Analyzing the Generational Economy with National Transfer Accounts (NTA): A Training Workshop, Bangkok, Thailand, September 17-20, 2012
- EWC Summer Seminar on Population. Workshop 1: Population Aging and the Generational Economy, June 6-19, 2010
- AERC-CEDA-EWC NTA Training Workshop, Marrakesh, Morocco, September 27 - October 2, 2009
- Hands-On Portion of 6th NTA Workshop, Berkeley, January 12 - 16 2009
- EWC 39th Summer Seminar on Population: Population, Development, and Policy: A Follow-Up Workshop, June 3 - July 3 2008
- EWC 38th Summer Seminar on Population: Population, Development, and Policy: The Economic Payoffs of Population Change, May 29 - June 28, 2007
- Nihon University Population Research Institute (NUPRI) NTA Workshop II, August 16-25, 2006
Population Association of America 2013, "Authors Meet Critics" session
The Population Association of America had its annual meeting in New Orleans on April 11-13, 2013. An "authors meet critics" session was part of the agenda, featuring the National Transfer Accounts book "Population Aging and the Generational Economy" (lead authors Ronald Lee and Andrew Mason). The session was chaired by David Canning of Harvard University. We would like to thank David Canning, Frank Heiland (City University of New York), and Bob Willis (University of Michigan) for their comments, as well as all session participants.
The HHA Conference (A conference of African Ministers of Finance and Health) extensively featured NTA research in their session titled "Seizing the Demographic Dividend Now: A One-Time Opportunity for Africa". Click on the link for more information and downloadable presentations.
The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio 20+) took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012. World leaders, along with participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, discussed poverty reduction, social equity advancement, and environmental protection. The Conference had two themes: “a green economy in the context of sustainable development poverty eradication”, and “institutional framework for sustainable development”.
UN Commission on Population and Development – New York
The forty-fifth session of the UN Commission on Population and Development dealing with issues of population and development, focused on adolescents and youth. These sessions contribute substantively to the on-going deliberations of the United Nations in the economic and social development field. This year over 500 NGO representatives also participated. One of the keynote speakers was Andrew Mason, whose presentation “Adolescents and youth: their numbers and economic roles” is available here: CPD45_Keynote_Mason.
IPCI/ICPD meeting, Istanbul
The 2012 International Parliamentarians’ Conference took place on 23-24 May 2012, in Istanbul, Turkey. Its goal was to set a course of continued action in the coming years for the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) by 2014 and beyond. Andrew Mason’s presentation “Status of the Cairo Agenda” is available here: Status of the Cairo Agenda - Andrew Mason.
CDESG meeting at Canadian Economic Association
An Ageing in Development Panel by the Canadian Development Economics Study Group (CDESG) took place at the Canadian Economics Association meeting on June 9, 2012. The panel provided an overview of a framework to quantify economic flows across generations as well as insights on how population ageing will affect economies in the developing and developed world. Panel members were Andrew Mason, Tim Miller, and Mostafa Askari (Assistant Parliamentary Budget Officer, Economic and Fiscal Analysis, Canada). Their presentations are available here:
Mostafa Askari - Economic and Fiscal Impacts of population Ageing in Canada (link: Mostafa Askari CEA Presentation - Calgary 2012)
Andrew Mason - Population Aging and the Generational Economy: A Global Perspective (link: Andrew Mason - Calgary Seminar)
Tim Miller - Population Aging in Latin America and the Caribbean: A New Era (link: Tim Miller Calgary presentation June)
Conference of Montreal
The 2012 Conference of Montreal took place from June 11 to June 14, 2012. It’s theme was “A Global Economy in Transition: New Strategies, New Partnerships”, and addressed subjects such as the economic and financial crisis, the accessibility innovations in the health sector, the equitable use of resources, welcoming immigrants, the free trade agreements and sustainable development. Andrew Mason participated in the forum “Demographic Shifts: Threats or Opportunities?”.
Shanghai Forum 2012
Shanghai Forum is an international economic forum hosted by Fudan University and sponsored by The Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies. The goal of the forum is to engage leaders in all fields to dialogue and collaborate to provide perspectives and advices for Asia’s overall economic, political, social, and cultural progress. The theme of the 2012 conference was “Economic Globalization and the Choice of Asia: Strategies for 2011-2020”. Ron Lee presented at the conference: “Is Fertility Too Low? Capital, Transfers, and Consumption” (link: Ron Lee presentation Shanghai).
European Population Conference
The European Population Conference is taking place in Stockholm, Sweden, June 13-16. Gretchen Donehower and Ivan Mejia are presenting at the conference.
Gretchen's presentation (with Ivan Mejia) is titled "Everybody Works: Gender, Age and Economic Activity" and is available here: Donehower_Mejia_Presentation
Ivan's presentation (with Alma Vega) is titled "Opportunity costs: The fiscal cost of (not) educating immigrant minors in the U.S." and is available here: epc-2012_alma
Poster session: "Socioeconomic Differences in the Distribution by Age of Public Transfers in Mexico" available here: poster_EPC
BOJ-IMES Conference - Demographic Changes and Macroeconomic Performance
The Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan (BOJ-IMES) Conference is international meeting of central bankers, and the 2012 theme was “macroeconomic consequences of demographic change”. The conference took place May 30th – 31st, 2012 at the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan. Ron Lee presented “Macroeconomic implications of demographic change: A global perspective”. His presentation is available here: Ron Lee BOJ presentation May30-2012.
In July 2012, Ronald Lee gave a presentation at the NBER Summer Institute on the topic of aging and social security. The presentation focused on USA NTA, but with international comparisons. Download the full presentation here: LeeMasonNBERSummerInstitute
In May 2012, Paulo Saad gave a presentation in Cuba at the Universidad de la Habana on "Demographic Change and Intergenerational Transfers: Latin America and Cuba." See here for report published about the meeting (in Spanish): Paulo_Saad_INFOPOB_V_2_2012
In April, Andrew Mason and Ronald Lee gave a talk at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholar. The title of their presentation was "Dividend or Deficit? The Economic Effects of Population Age Structure." See here for abstract and the video of the presentation.
The Austrian team recently gave some presentations on the Austrian NTA and it has also been reported as one of the subjects of the month at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Link to the report (in German).
In mid March, Ronald Lee and Andrew Mason presented a paper at the International Conference on Challenges of Population Ageing in Asia, held in New Delhi. The conference is organized under the auspice of the National Academies. See the list of participants of the conference: NAparticipants.
Andrew Mason (April 23-27, 2012) "Adolescents and Youth: Their Numbers and Economic Roles" presented at the Commission on Population and Development, Forty-fifth session. UNPopDev2012.Mason.final.v3
Ronald Lee and Andrew Mason presented at the launch of the NTA book "Population aging and the generational economy: A global perspective" in New York on September 19, 2011. View the presentation here: Book launch presentation
Ronald Lee presented "Population aging and intergenerational transfers: A global perspective" at University of Pennsylvania, Population Studies Center on September 26, 2011. View his presentation here: Ron Lee UPenn presentation
Tim Miller, Carl Mason, & Mauricio Holz (July 14, 2009) Projections of Public Expenditures on Education, Health, and Pensions in Ten Latin American Countries," presented at the World Bank, Washington, DC. Fiscal_Proj_July2009
Andrew Mason (May 28-29, 2008) How will income security and health care financing be affected by population aging; how should they change? An international perspective. Nat_Ac_May09
Ron Lee (October 28, 2008) "Some Macroeconomic Consequences of the Demographic Transition", presented at Univ of Michigan Pop Studies Center and at University of Wisconsin Pop and Ecology Center. DemTransMacroMichWisc_08.v5
Andy Mason (October 17, 2008) "Tranfers and Assets in Economic Lifecycle: NTA Evidence," presented at the Department of Economics, University of Hawaii. Econ_101708
Ron Lee (October 7, 2008) "Some Macroeconomic Consequences of the Demographic Transition", presented at the World Bank, Buenos Aires, Argentina. DemTransMacro_BuenosAires_08.3
Jorge Bravo and Mauricio Holz (October 8, 2008) "National Transfers Accounts: Concepts and results for Chile". UNFPA/Institute for Future Studies Meeting on Mainstreaming Age Structural Transitions into Economic Development Policy and Planning. 7-9 October 2008. Vienna Institute of Demography, Austria. Bravo and Holz 2008
Tim Miller (October 8, 2008) "The impact of changing age structure on transfer systems: Latin America, 1950-2050". UNFPA/Institute for Future Studies Meeting on Mainstreaming Age Structural Transitions into Economic Development Policy and Planning. 7-9 October 2008. Vienna Institute of Demography, Austria. Vienna 2008
Ronald Lee (July 9, 2008) "Macroeconomic Consequences of the Demographic Transition". DemTransMacro_RSI_08.v3
Andrew Mason (April 7-8, 2008) "Low Fertility and Intergenerational Transfers," Symposium on Equality without Children? Institute for Future Studies, Stockholm, Sweden Stockholm 2008.
Andrew Mason (March 17, 2008) "National Transfer Accounts: A Quick Overview" Presentation to EWC Research Program. NTA Quick
Andrew Mason (January 24, 2008) "Demographic Change in Asia: The Implications of Evolving Support Systems" AARP/EWC Conference on Community 50+ Asia: Building the Future Together, Ihilani Hotel and Conference Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. AARP 2008
Andrew Mason (January 8, 2008) "Population Aging, Intergenerational Transfers, and the Economy: Introducing Age into National Accounts" presented to the Initiative in Population Research, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Columbus 2008
Ronald Lee (November 29, 2007) "Economic Consequences of Population Aging in Asia" presented at a Colloquium Series on the demography and economics of aging in East Asia, at the Asia-Pacific Research Center of Stanford University. StanfordAsiaDemog
Ronald Lee (April 9, 2007) "The Economic Implications of Changing Age Structures" Keynote Address to the United Nations Population and Development Commission, United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY. LUN2007P
Andrew Mason (Octorber 12, 2006) "Changing age structures and their implications for development" Panel Discussion, the United Nations Population Division, United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY. MUN2006P
Naohiro Ogawa (Octorber 12, 2006) "Changing age structures of population in Asia and their implications for development" Panel Discussion, the United Nations Population Division, United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY. OUN2006P
Andrew Mason (September 29, 2006) "Aging, Intergenerational Transfers, and Economic Growth," Department of Economics and Population Studies Program, University of Hawaii at Manoa. MUH2006P
Andrew Mason, “Low Fertility, Population Aging, and the Future of Asia’s Economies,” Commemorative Lecture, Seventh Asia Pacific Forum, Awaji Conference Japan, Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center, August 4, 2006.
Ronald Lee (Aug 31, 2006) "Population aging and intergenerational transfers: a macro-perspective" presentation at University of Southern California. LPAIT2006P
Andrew Mason, San-Hyop Lee, Ronald Lee, and Chong-Bun An, "Aging and Social Policy: An International Perspective," EWC/KDI Conference on Social Policy at the Crossroads: Worldwide Trends and Implications for Korea, Honolulu, 20-21 July 2006. MLLA2006P
Ronald Lee. Presentation in Honor of Richard Easterlin’s Continuing Contributions: A Macro-Perspective on Intergenerational Transfers, University of Southern California, April 1, 2006. L2006
Andrew Mason and Ronald Lee. Transfers, Capital, and Consumption over the Demographic Transition: An International Comparison, Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Los Angeles, CA, March 29-April 1, 2006. ML2006 PAA
Andrew Mason. Demographic Dividends: The Past, the Present, and the Future. Joint International Conference of The 21st Century COE (Center of Excellence) Program of Kobe University and the Japan Economic Policy Association (JEPA), Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center near Kobe, Japan, December 17-18, 2005. 2005 Kobe
Andrew Mason. Familial Transfers and Generational Equity: An Introduction to National Transfer Accounts. 22nd Population Census Conference: Innovations in Collecting, Processing, Using, and Disseminating Census Data, Seattle, Washington, March 7-9, 2005. 2005 Census Directors
Andrew Mason and Ronald Lee. Macroeconomic Demography of Intergenerational Transfers. Intergenerational Family Resource Allocation Meeting, sponsored by NIA and NICHD. Bethesda, MD, March 10-11, 2005. 2005 NIH Workshop
Andrew Mason, An-Chi Tung, Mun Sim Lai, and Tim Miller. Population Aging and Intergenerational Transfers: Introducing Age into National Accounts. Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Philadelphia, PA, April 1, 2005. 2005 PAA
Andrew Mason, Ronald Lee, An-Chi Tung, Mun Sim Lai, and Tim Miller. Population Aging and Intergenerational Transfers: Introducing Age into National Accounts. NBER Conference on the Economics of Aging, Boulders, AZ, May 2005. 2005 NBER
Other Projects featuring NTA
World Bank/DRC China 2030 report
The China 2030 Report (so-called Big Ideas) was launched by World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick on February 27th, 2012, at a workshop at the State Guesthouse. The Chinese Minister of Finance, International Cooperation Department (DRC), and many others were in attendance. The team is also briefing Vice Premier Li Keqiang, and likely will also brief the Premier.
The joint report with DRC (the think-tank attached to China's State Council) contains an overview, and five “pillar” reports. Supporting Report 4 is about social issues, and contains information provided by the National Transfer Accounts (NTA) project.
Carl Mason and Qiulin Chen from the National Transfer Accounts project prepared projections of China's public and private expenditures on health, pensions and education to 2050. Relying on World Bank and UN population and economic forecasts, and NTA data, their projections disaggregate expenditures between rural and urban residents.
The graph below compares the proportion of China’s GDP spent on health care in 2010 (by age of recipient) to the proportion that is projected to be spent in 2030. It illustrates the sizeable effects that changing demography – both population aging and rural to urban migration – can have on social programs. As the graph illustrates, spending on health care in China is projected to rise to 8.1 percent in 2030 from 5.2 percent in 2010.
NTA calculations also show that “public spending on pensions as a share of GDP could double and public spending on health increase by over 50 percent simply as a result of demographic trends”. The report emphasizes the need to reduce some elements of public spending while expanding revenue sources to accommodate these social obligations.