My name is Andrea Colombo, 22, and I come from a village near Monza, Italy. I took a Bachelor in Economics and Social Sciences at Bocconi University, Milan and then I decided to move in the Netherlands after 22 years spent in the North of Italy. I am studying at the Master of Science in Economics at University of Amsterdam. I have specialized in the fields of Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics and during this Master-year I am developing particular interests for pension and aging issues and labour markets. My Bachelor thesis concerns trade integration of the Republic of Serbia in the European Union with the supervision of prof. Carlo Altomonte. I am focusing my Master thesis on the impact of the introduction of (micro)pensions in developing countries (usually experiencing demographic transition and with a pension system covering only a small part of the population). I am going to formulate a theoretical model working on an elaborate version of the overlapping generations model.
As an intern at Pension&Development Network, my tasks are to investigate and report the developments in micro pensions worldwide, to work on the knowledge center of this website and to study pension systems and pension reforms in the Easter Europe and the Balkan region.