Warsaw School of Economics, Poland, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland; Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Belgium
Labor economics, pension economics, health economics, social policy
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Advisor to President of Poland (2002–2005)
PhD Economics, Warsaw School of Economics, 1988
“Political economy of pension reforms: Selected general issues and the Polish pension reform case.” IZA Journal of Labour and Development 2:2 (2013).
“Demography rules in pension systems.” In: Kupiszewski, M. (ed.). International Migration and the Future of Populations and Labour in Europe. Dordrecht: Springer, 2013; pp. 293–300.
“Preserving social models while regaining competitiveness: Can Europe do both?” European View 11:1 (2012): 55–62.
“Creating a good pension system: A challenge for Europe.” In Dykstra, P. A. (ed.). Ageing, Intergenerational Solidarity and Age-Specific Vulnerabilities. The Hague: KNAW Press, 2008; pp. 1–16.
Shifting Perspectives in Pensions. IZA Discussion Paper No. 1369, 2004 (with E. Palmer).
- Labor markets and institutions
- Transition and emerging economies
- Demography, family, and gender
The institutional structure of pension systems should follow population developmentsMarek Góra, May 2014For decades, pension systems were based on the rising revenue generated by an expanding population (demographic dividend). As changes in fertility and longevity created new population structures, however, the dividend disappeared, but pension systems failed to adapt. They are kept solvent by increasing redistributions from the shrinking working-age population to retirees. A simple and transparent structure and individualization of pension system participation are the key preconditions for an intergenerationally just old-age security system.MoreLess