Ageing and Sustainable Finance


Long-term trends like demographic change and climate change pose major challenges for the sustainability and stability of financial markets. For households, firms and financial institutions these entail far-reaching consequences with regard to financial decision-making, old-age provision, financing conditions, reporting burdens, interest rates, business models of financial institutions, the role of (state) pension funds, monetary policy and the regulation of financial markets. This two-day conference shall provide a stimulating environment for indepth debates on (the interplay between) the effects of demographic change and climate change on financial markets and their various players, on the policy implications of recent research, and on new research questions arising from policy responses. We invite empirical and theoretical submissions (full papers only) with a microeconomic focus. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Household financial behaviour such as saving and dis-saving, investment, and insurance behaviour
  • “Green preferences”, sustainable financial literacy and financial decisions
  • Risk-management and investment strategies of pension funds and insurance companies
  • Bank business models, bank funding and lending
  • Financial market barriers to a sustainable economy
  • Effects on monetary policy and its pass-through to the real economy

We are delighted to announce that Anders Anderson (Stockholm School of Economics), Steven Ongena (University of Zurich) and Susan Thorp (University of Sydney) will be the keynote speakers of this event.

The conference is kindly sponsored by the Foundation Geld und Währung.


ZEW – Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung

Call for Papers

ZEW Conference on Ageing and Sustainable Finance


ZEW Conference on Ageing and Sustainable Finance



Institute address

ZEW – Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung


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