Centro Internacional para la Investigación en Pensiones

Director: Dr. Tapen Sinha

Seguros Comercial America Chair Professor of Risk Management and Insurance
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Mexico
Professor, School of Business
University of Nottingham, UK

SnailMailing Address:
Departamento Académico de Actuaría y Seguros
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
Rio Hondo No. 1, Tizapán, San Angel
México, D.F., 01000.

MEXICO Phone/Fax:
Phone (52) 5 628 4083
Fax (52) 5 628 4086
efax and voicemail: 1 208 730 0662 (USA and electronic)
E-mail: tapen@itam.mx

Advisory Board

Dr. Arturo Fernandez, ITAM, Dr. Enrique de Alba, ITAM, Sr. Eduardo Silva, Profuturo GNP, Act. Jorge Rendón, Dr. Fernando Solis, Grupo Bal and ITAM, Dr. Kevin Dowd, University of Nottingham, UK, Dr. Steven Haberman, City University, UK, Dr. John Piggott, University of New South Wales, Australia, Dr. Robert Holzmann, World Bank, Dr. Mukul Asher, National University of Singapore, Dr. Noriyuki Takayama, Japan.


The Center will be at the forefront of research issues affecting countries around the world with respect to private and public pension systems. It will take an interdisciplinary view of the entire range of issues affecting private pension and social security programs. It will encompass views from actuarial, economic, legal, financial, marketing, public policy, social, psychological and other perspectives. It will place special emphasis on issues affecting Latin American countries. In particular, it will have a special interest on Mexican issues.


• Organize a conference on pension related issues once a year.
The first such conference was held on 2 March, 2001. You can get the details here.
The second conference was held on 21 September 2001. You can get all the papers here. (This conference had mostly Mexican content. All presentations were in Spanish).
The third conference will be held in early 2003.

• Produce a volume based on the conference.The first conference volume would be produced in due course.

• Produce a series of working papers.
First, an updated version of a "where to find" paper (by Tapen Sinha).
Second, a paper on pension reform in India (by Mukul Asher).
Third, a critique of pension reform in Latin America (by Tapen Sinha).
Fourth, a critical look at the Singaporean system (by Mukul Asher).
Fifth, a timely view of Chinese reform (by Mukul Asher).
Sixth, an interesting behavioral perspective on retirement (by Mukul Asher).

• Produce a Bulletin on pension related issues periodically.