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Bernard Casey

Academic profile

Bernard H Casey is an economist by training who joined IER in 2007. He has worked on employment and pension policies for much of his professional career. He was on the staff of the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (Science Centre Berlin) in the 1980s and has been a senior economist at the OECD. His research into the economic implications of societal ageing has been concerned with employment in later life, work and health, transitions to retirement, employment-related social security and long-term care of the frail elderly. In addition, he is interested in, and has written on, higher education and developments in non-standard working patterns.

Bernard Casey is regularly involved in projects for the European Commission and as a consultant to a number of governments of European Union member states. He carried out a study for the Austrian government when it was preparing for its 1998 EU Presidency and has conducted a number of research projects for the government of Cyprus. His research and publications cover not only Europe, including central and eastern Europe, but also Japan and east Asia and, on occasions, places yet more exotic.

He speaks German, Dutch and French and, in the past, has taught mathematical economics and statistics.

Bernard Casey is intersted in talking to those who are considering registering for a PhD that would involve their working on issues of societal ageing

Current projects

  • Five year evaluation of the Apprenticeships Ambition Programme, 2012/13 - 2016/17. With Lynn Gambin, Bernard Casey, Gaby Atfield, Clare Lyonette, Terence Hogarth. Project Start Date: 30.04/2014 - Project End Date: 31/10/2017
  • Superannuation Flagship Cluster With Robert Lindley, Noel Whiteside - Sociology. Funded by: CSIRO. Project Start Date: 01/07/2013 - Project End Date: 30/06/2016

All projects

Selected publications

  • Casey, B. (2014) 'From pension funds to piggy banks: (Perverse) consequences of the Stability and Growth Pact since the crisis' International Social Security Review 67 (1), 27 - 48 [article]

All publications

All conference presentations

Research Degrees supervised

  • Private pension system design and provision (Dorothee Gnaedinger), Date of Completion: 2018




Principal Research Fellow

Institute for Employment Research
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL