Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics

Stress-testing defaults: what happens to pension auto enrolment during a crisis?

Join Nest Insight for this live online event where they will share findings from the initial stages of their research programme, and discuss what these learnings say about the resilience of the UK’s retirement system and implications for long-term financial security.

Nest Insight has been working with John Gathergood and Jesal D. Sheth, (University of Nottingham), and with Neil Stewart and Chris Firth, (Warwick Business School). This collaboration was made possible by a Covid-19 Rapid Response ESRC Grant from UK Research & Innovation and also by the ongoing support of BlackRock, the Money and Pensions Service and JPMorgan Chase, which created the post-doctoral position as part of a wider programme of research into emergency savings and debt

Since the initial shock of the Covid-19 pandemic, Nest Insight has been examining how the crisis is affecting those saving with Nest, who tend to be on low to moderate incomes. They have been looking at this important question through a number of lenses, working with Nest’s administrative dataset, covering the jobs and pension savings of over nine million workers at nearly 900,000 UK employers, to find out:

  • Have any specific groups of workers been more negatively affected than others?
  • Have there been any changes in pension saving behaviours?
  • Has the crisis changed people’s views on the importance of saving for emergencies?

Stress-testing defaults: what happens to pension auto enrolment during a crisis? will take place on Thursday 13 May 2021 from 2pm to 2.45pm (BST).

Matthew Blakstad, Analysis Director at Nest Insight
Jesal D. Sheth, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham
Professor John Gathergood, from the University of Nottingham

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Posted on Tuesday 4th May 2021

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