Ward is currently an associate professor at the Amsterdam School of Economics, and a Research Fellow of Netspar.
Ward's current research focuses on the interaction between pension funds and the business cycle. He graduated in February 2007 on the project 'Essays on Dynamic Macroeconomics: The Role of Demographics and Public Capital' under the supervision of Ben Heijdra and Jakob de Haan.
Macroeconomics of pensions and ageing
Macroeconomics and International economics (MInt)
Amsterdam School of Economics, Netspar.
- Pension Fund Restoration Policy In General Equilibrium, forthcoming, Dynamic Macroeconomics. Joint with P. Kastelein
- ‘Intergenerational Risk Sharing, 2016, Handbook of Economics of Population Ageing, pp. 311-380, editors: Alan Woodland & John Piggot, publisher Elsevier/North Holland. Joint with R.M.W.J. Beetsma
- Voluntary participation and intergenerational risk sharing in a funded pension system, 2012. European Economic Review, 56(6), 1310-1324. Joint with R.M.W.J. Beetsma & S.J. Vos
- Human capital formation and macroeconomic performance in an ageing small open economy, 2009. Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control, 33(3), 725-744. Joint with B.J. Heijdra
- Retirement, pensions, and ageing. Journal of Public Economics, 93(3-4), 586-604. Joint with B.J. Heijdra