The agenda and presentations from selected conferences are provided here. Please note that presentations should not be quoted without obtaining permission from the presenter.

13th Global Meeting on Population and the Generational Economy

Thirteenth Global Meeting on Population and the Generational Economy, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, August 3-7, 2020

Satellite meetings

Micro-Distributional NTA: Investigating Inequality, Human Capital, and Changing Population Composition in a Longitudinal Contest, May 4/5 and 11/12, 2020

Global NTA Meetings

Thirteenth Global Meeting on Population and the Generational Economy, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, August 3-7, 2020

Twelfth Meeting of the National Transfer Accounts Network, Mexico City, Mexico, July 2018

Eleventh Meeting of the National Transfer Accounts Network, Dakar and Saly, Senegal, July 2016

Tenth Meeting of the Working Group on Macroeconomic Aspects of Intergenerational Transfers, Beijing, November 2014

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

EWC Conference on Population and the Generational Economy, Honolulu, June 11-12, 2010

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, Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea, November 1-6, 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

Demographic Dividend Efforts in Nigeria: The Contribution of UNFPA, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, March 11, 2021

The Nigerian NTA team held a one-day virtual workshop on March 11 2021 for UNFPA Nigeria country Staff on the importance of National Transfer Accounts for UNFPA's programming of its Demographic Dividend program.

The agenda and PowerPoint presentations made at the workshop are available here. LINK

NTA: Principles, Methodology, and Construction, Moscow NRU HSE, 20-22 June 2017

A Workshop on National Transfer Accounting: Principles, methodology, and the main problems of construction was organized in Moscow on 20-22 June 2017. It was held at the National Research University Higher School of Economics. The participants represented 12 countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

NTA Conference in Europe, Budapest, 9 March 2017

The Hungarian Demographic Research Institute recently hosted a conference on the National Transfer Accounts as part of the European FP7 AGENTA project funded by the European Commission. All presentations from the open session of this 3rd AGENTA Project Meeting are available online. More information about the Agenta Project is also available.

North America NTA Regional Meeting held in Berkeley, 14 December 2015

The North America NTA regional meeting was held at the University of California (UC)-Berkeley on . The meeting was sponsored by the National Institute on Aging, with additional support from the Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging, UC-Berkeley. See more about the meeting here.

Asia NTA Regional Meeting held in Bangkok, 3-4 December 2015

The 2015 NTA Regional Meeting for Asia was held on 3-4 December, at the Amari Watergate Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting was supported by the Asia Pacific Regional Office (APRO) of UNFPA and the East-West Center. Learn more about the Asia NTA meeting agenda, presentations and participants here.

Atelier Regional de Formation sur la Methodologie d"elaboration des Comptes de Transfert Intergenerationnel, Saly, Senegal, 20-30 October 2015

With support from UNFPA West African Regional Office and CREFAT, participants from six Francophone African countries met in Saly, Senegal, 20-30 October 2015. Members were introduced to NTA and the concepts related to the Demographic Dividend. To learn more about the meeting, see here.

AGENTA Project Meeting in Barcelona, June 2015

During the second week of June 2015, the AGENTA project met in Barcelona, Spain. The aim of this meeting was to provide a progress overview on the first 1½ years of the project, to discuss current work, and to ensure that work from all partners is aligned.

Prof. Jonathan Gershuny, Director of Oxford University's Centre for Time Use Research, gave the keynote address, “Gendered age-transfer national accounts: Using time diary data comprehensively.”

All papers and presentations provided by the speakers are available in the Workshop Agenda. As all the presentations and discussions were recorded, the organizing team from the University of Barcelona is kindly providing the possibility to watch the recorded video at: First AGENTA meeting

We thank the team of University of Barcelona for organizing a very successful meeting. For more on the AGENTA Project, check out the project website.

Earlier Regional NTA Meetings

  • 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

NTA Training Seminars

  • 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
  • Nihon University Population Research Institute (NUPRI) NTA Workshop II, August 16-25, 2006

NTA Presentations at Other Meetings


Ron Lee: How Population Aging Affects the Macroeconomy, The Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium on Re-Evaluating Labor Market Dynamics, sponsored by the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, August 21-23

Abstract: Population aging is inevitable and in most of the world either is occurring now or will be soon. In most rich industrial economies, the elderly consume much more than younger adults and earn much less due to early retirement. For this reason, a rising ratio of elderly to the working age population puts pressure on public and private support systems. Support ratios are projected to decline at .3 to .8 per cent per year through mid-century, constricting funds available for consumption, saving, or human capital investment. In countries where the gap between consumption and earning at older ages is filled mainly by asset income rather than public or private transfers, the support ratio exaggerates the impact of population aging. A more appropriate measure takes elder asset income into account and shows a smaller impact in the US, Mexico, UK, S. Korea, Thailand, India and the Philippines. In countries with heavy reliance on public and private transfers, such as Sweden, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Germany, Brazil, Costa Rica or Peru, the two measures show the same impact. Many other factors not discussed here could potentially moderate the impact of population aging, such as rising human capital investment, improving health and vitality at older ages, an increased age at retirement, increased female labor force participation, and international capital flows. Population aging presents serious challenges but these need not be overwhelming.

The annual forum at Jackson Hole is a key economic policy meeting attended by dozens of central bankers, policymakers, academics and economists from around the world.

Lee 2014 Jackson Hole Talk

Lee 2014 Jackson Hole Powerpoint


World Bank Meeting on the Demographic Dividend, July 23, 2013

The World Bank convened a meeting on the Demographic Dividend in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute of Population and Reproductive Health. Andy Mason presented estimates of the demographic dividends in Africa based on NTA: Mason 2013 World Bank Talk.

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.

Downloadable presentations (PowerPoint Slides): Authors' Presentation of the book's findings authors meet critics Presentation by Bob Willis Willis_Lee_Mason_session


Harmonization for Health in Africa (HHA) Conference

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.

Cassio Turra on Demographic Dividends at Rio+20

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. The meeting took place 23-27 April 2012. 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 took place in Stockholm, Sweden, on 13-16 June 2012. Gretchen Donehower and Ivan Mejia made presentations at the conference.

Gretchen's presentation (with Ivan Mejia) was titled "Everybody Works: Gender, Age and Economic Activity" and is available here: Donehower_Mejia_Presentation

Ivan's presentation (with Alma Vega) was 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 2012, Andrew Mason and Ronald Lee gave a talk at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The title of their presentation was "Dividend or Deficit? The Economic Effects of Population Age Structure."

During 2012, the Austrian team gave several presentations on the Austrian NTA, and the Austrian NTA was reported as one of the subjects of the month by 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 was 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.


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









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