Austrian Central Bank, and Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Governor, Austrian Central Bank, Austria; Honorary Professor, University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia; Distinguished Research Fellow, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Pensions, migration and labor markets, development economics
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Senior Advisor and Strategic Consultant, World Bank (2011–2018); Sector Director for Social Protection and Labor, World Bank (1997–2009)
Professor of Economics, University of Vienna, Austria (1983–1992); Professor of Economics, University of Saarland, Germany (1992–2003); Guest Professor, Catholic University of Chile (1995)
PhD Economics, University of Vienna, 1977
"The taxation of internationally portable pensions: Fiscal issues and policy options." In: Holzmann, R., and J. Piggott (eds). The Taxation of Pensions. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, Forthcoming (with B. Genser).
Managed Labor Migration in Afghanistan: Exploring Employment and Growth Opportunities for Afghanistan. Kabul: World Bank, 2018.
“Addressing longevity heterogeneity in pension scheme design.” Journal of Finance and Economics 6:10 (2017): 1–21 (with M. Ayuso and J. Bravo).
“An optimistic perspective on population aging and old-age financial protection.” Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies 50:2 (2013): 107–137.
Pension Reform, Financial Market Development, and Economic Growth: Preliminary Evidence from Chile. IMF Staff Papers No. 44, June 1997; pp. 149–178.
The portability of social benefits across borders
With rising international migration, how transferable are benefits, and how can transferability be increased?Robert Holzmann, October 2018The importance of benefit portability is increasing in line with the growing number of migrants wishing to bring acquired social rights from their host country back to their country of residence. Failing to enable such portability risks impeding international labor mobility or jeopardizing individuals’ ability to manage risk across their life cycle. Various instruments may establish portability. But which instrument works best and under what circumstances is not yet well-explored.MoreLess