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Ageing Europe: An application of National Transfer Accounts (NTA) for explaining and projecting trends in public finances

Objective

The AGENTA project aims at explaining the past and forecasting the future of taxes and public transfers and services in the light of demographic change in the European Union. Conceptually AGENTA puts a special emphasis on
- the links between the public and the non-public sector (particularly households) in providing resources in the dependent periods of the life cycle;
- the links between the different components of the public budget (current investments in the health and other human capital of children shape the need for services and the size of the public budget in the future);
- the definition of stages of the life cycle, such as childhood, active age and old age, in particular the age of becoming old, and how they interrelate to impact both economic activity during the life-cycle and the timing of, and circumstances surrounding, the retirement decision.
In other words, we emphasize that trends in the public sector cannot be fully understood without taking non-public institutions into account and doing so over the life cycles of successive cohorts of the population. The guiding principle of the AGENTA project is to provide evidence based policy proposals to ensure long-term sustainability of public finances in Europe.
The acronym of the project, AGENTA, has a double reference. We will use the new method of National Transfer Accounts (NTA, see www.ntaccounts.org) to analyse the increasing average AGE that constitutes the ageing of European societies. In addition, the output of the project will be strongly policy oriented, offering an AGENDA for preparing for long-life societies.

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2013-2
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Coordinator

OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
Address
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-platz 2
1010 Wien
Austria

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Inga Freund (Ms.)
EU contribution
€ 702 801,26

Participants (8)

STIFTELSEN INSTITUTET FOR FRAMTIDSSTUDIER

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 53 461,67
Address
Holländargatan 13
101 31 Stockholm

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eva Koff
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 330 730,84
Address
Paradisgatan 5c
22100 Lund

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kirk Scott (Dr.)
HUNGARIAN CENTRAL STATISTICAL OFFICE DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 270 026,92
Address
Buday László Utca 1-3
1024 Budapest

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tibor Légrádi (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 427 770,12
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Xavier Gutierrez (Mr.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 164 284,59
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tadeja Zabkar (Ms.)
ECOLE D'ECONOMIE DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 175 177,32
Address
Boulevard Jourdan 48
75014 Paris

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marie Philipon (Ms.)
SZKOLA GLOWNA HANDLOWA W WARSZAWIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 100 624
Address
Al Niepodleglosci 162
02 554 Warszawa

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Agnieszka Chłoń-Domińczak (Dr.)
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 98 952,02
Address
Dean Trench Street 2
SW1P 3HE London

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Chivonne Preston (Ms.)