Few topics on the economic reform agenda attract more attention in countries throughout Western, Central, and Eastern Europe than pension reform. And there is hardly any other area in the European policy debate where reform progress has been more uneven between countries. The difference between need and outcome does not appear to reflect underlying reform pressures, so what are the causes this unevenness?'Pension Reform in Europe' represents a major attempt to solve this puzzle, with contributions from leading scholars and practitioners in economics and political sciences. This book shows the current stage of knowledge in the pension area, and indicates areas needing further research. The research should lead to a better understanding of process and progress of European pension reform, for the benefit of the reform agenda in Europe and other regions of the world.