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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), NETSPAR and the Global Labor Organization (GLO), and also teaches at Maastricht University and UNU-Merit.
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 the Fiscal Affairs Department 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.