Alain Jousten is is a Professor at the University of Liege (Law Faculty, Tax Institute and HEC‐Liège) where he holds the chair in Public Finance and Economic Policy. He is a Research Fellow at Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and the Global Labor Organization (GLO).

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 has extensive experience in policy advice – both in a national and international setting. He regularly serves as an expert to both the Fiscal Affairs Department and the Institute for Capacity Development of the International Monetary Fund. He 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.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 7387
published in: De Economist, 2013, 161 (3), 253-276
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5296
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
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