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Alain Jousten
Research Fellow

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Jousten Alain Jousten is Professor of Economics at University of Liege. He is a co-founder and co-director of the Tax Institute of the University of Liege. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

His research and publications center on public economics and the economics of aging. He is interested in questions relating to the viability of pension systems, as well as the incentive issues created by them. These studies consider both private and public retirement income arrangements.

Professor Jousten is a Research Fellow with IZA in Bonn and Netspar in Tilburg. He has extensive experience in policy advice – both in a national and international setting. He is a member of the panel of experts of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF, and has advised the OECD, the Worldbank as well as officials in numerous countries.

He previously held positions at the IMF, the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics in Louvain-la-Neuve, the Department of Economics at ULB in Brussels, and the Université des Sciences Sociales in Toulouse.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10246  Alain Jousten
Mathieu Lefèbvre
Spousal and Survivor Benefits in Option Value Models of Retirement: An Application to Belgium
9819  Arjeta Aliaj
Xavier Flawinne
Alain Jousten
Sergio Perelman
Lin Shi
Old‐Age Employment and Hours of Work Trends: Empirical Analysis for Four European Countries
9032  Alain Jousten
Mathieu Lefèbvre
Work Capacity and Longer Working Lives in Belgium
7783  Alain Jousten
Mathieu Lefèbvre
Sergio Perelman
Health Status, Disability and Retirement Incentives in Belgium
7387  Alain Jousten
Mathieu Lefèbvre
Retirement Incentives in Belgium: Estimations and Simulations Using SHARE Data
(published in: De Economist, 2013, 161 (3), 253-276)
5296  Robert Holzmann
Alain Jousten
Addressing the Legacy Costs in an NDC Reform: Conceptualization, Measurement, Financing
(published in: Edward Palmer, Robert Holzmann and David Robalino, Nonfinancial Defined Contribution Pension Schemes in a Changing Pension World: Volume 2, Gender, Politics, and Financial Stability, World Bank, 2013, 277-304)
1571  Raphaël Desmet
Alain Jousten
Sergio Perelman
The Benefits of Separating Early Retirees from the Unemployed: Simulation Results for Belgian Wage Earners
1486  Alain Jousten
Mathieu Lefèbvre
Sergio Perelman
Pierre Pestieau
Social Security in Belgium: Distributive Outcomes
735  Raphaël Desmet
Alain Jousten
Sergio Perelman
Pierre Pestieau
Micro-Simulation of Social Security Reforms in Belgium
(published in: J. Gruber and D. Wise, (eds.), “Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Fiscal Implications of Reform”, 2007, University of Chicago Press and NBER)



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