Open Seminars

Richard Thaler on Choice Architecture in Pension Systems Theory and Practice

Welcome to a seminar where we will focus on choice architecture in pension systems basing our discussion on academic research as well as practical experiences.

Professor Richard H. Thaler from Booth School of Business, University of Chicago will give his view based on his many years of research.

After a short introduction by Annika Strandhäll, Minister for Health and Social Affairs, Anders Anderson, Director of the Swedish House of Finance, will comment on his survey where Swedish pension investors’ actual and perceived level of financial literacy was matched to their actual retirement savings decisions. Lisa Bruggen and Monika Böhnke, University of Maastricht will share results from their studies of pension communication. Paul Todd, NEST, will talk about their experiences of using choice architecture. The presenters will then take part in a panel chaired by Stefan Lundbergh, Cardano, to discuss the subjects. We will also invite the audience to join with questions and comments.

08:30-09:00    Registration & coffee

09:00-09:10    Opening Statement by Annika Strandhäll

09:10-10:00     Richard H. Thaler “Evaluating Choice Architecture in a Premium Pension System”

10:00-10:20     Anders Anderson “Self Awareness, Financial Advice & Retirement Savings Decisions”

10:20-10:50     Coffee break

10:50-11:10       Lisa Bruggen/Monika Böhnke “What Drives Member’ Choice in Premium Pension?”

11:10-11:30        Paul Todd “Choice architecture in practice – a field report from NEST in the UK”

11:30-11:50        Panel discussion with the speakers, chaired by Stefan Lundbergh

11:50-12:00       Q&A


Place: Westmans Event & Konferens, Holländargatan 17.

There is no registration fee for the seminar. However, we have a limited number of seats and therefore require advance registration. Please register no later than September 14.

Welcome!  Register here!


START TIME: Mon, 18 September 2017 9:00 am

END TIME: Mon, 18 September 2017 12:00 pm

LOCATION: Westmans Event & Konferens, Holländargatan 17, Stockholm