Pension Models were Discussed during the Scientific Seminar
Today, scientific seminar on “Methodological Bases of Different Models of Pension System and their Peculiarities” was conducted by Lusine Karapetyan, Associate Professor of the Chair of Labor Economics, PhD in Economics. The seminar was attended by Gagik Vardanyan, Vice Rector of Science and International Relations, Martiros Petrosyan, the Chair, Professor, representatives of Faculty, employees, students. Aramayis Shahbekyan, Press Secretary of the Head of the State Social Security Service, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, was the special guest, who is ASUE graduate.
Gagik Vardanyan made opening speech highlighting that the University Leadership is developing institutional capacities during the last 5 years and the scientific-research activity has become more active: research center, scientific and educational laboratories have been established. Certainly, chair scientific seminars are also aimed at the application and development of scientific-research potential.
Martiros Petrosyan stated in the welcoming speech that the topic of the seminar is modern and interesting, especially for the young people involved in the funded pension component.
Starting the report, Lusine Karapetyan stated that she had drawn attention to the practice, issues of pension reforms in the CIS countries. Pension reforms are carried out in almost all countries, and a number of factors are considered: demographic and other indicators of the country. In this context the peculiarities of pension system in Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and other countries were spoken about.
The speaker particularly referred to the Armenian pension system: the main reforms have started in December, 2010, a multi-level system has been formed - social pension, which is considered 0 degree, working pension, funded pension, voluntary funded pension. Pension funds, the so-called fund manager's role were presented in details.
At the end of the seminar Aramayis Shahbekyan, representative of Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs comprehensively described the Armenian pension system and presented observations.
ASUE Media and Public Relations Division
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