World Bank panel discusses how Europe, Central and East Asia help elderly

Global Business

Photo from the World Bank.

CCTV America business anchor Phillip Yin hosted a panel during the World Bank’s spring meetings on April 16, 2015 to discuss the impacts of the aging populations in Europe and Asia. Watch it here:

The discussion covered how the aging populations in Europe, Central Asia, and the East Asia Pacific will impact economic growth, government budgets, health and long-term care systems, pensions, social welfare, and labor markets. It will also cover how countries can better assist their elderly through policy and behavioral changes.

Panel members include:

Axel van Trotsenburg, vice president for the East Asia and Pacific region at the World Bank Group.

Laura Tuck, vice president for Europe & Central Asia region at the World Bank Group.

Ursula M. Staudinger, director of the Columbia Aging Center and the Robert N. Butler professor of socio-medical sciences and psychology professor at Columbia University.

David Canning, the Richard Saltonstall professor of population sciences and economics and international health professor at the Harvard University School of Public Health.

Dusan Vujovic, the minister of finance in the Republic of Serbia.

He Fan, deputy director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Read tweets on the panel: