Population ageing is one of the most significant trends shaping 21st century social, economic, and political life. Among the megatrends of the global economy is the silver economy, understood as economic and financial implications and responses to the ageing processes of modern societies. International institutions such as the European Commission and OECD recognise the silver economy as a current and emerging economic opportunity driven by increasing public and consumer spending and triggered by the ageing of the population with the specific needs of people of senior age, and a silver production.
The thematic issue on the silver economy should focus on contributions showing theoretical, empirical and policy studies (offering recommendations) dealing with:
- The ageing population impact on the market structure.
- Opportunities and challenges of the ageing population to the emerging market economies.
- Public finance v. the silver economy.
- Ageing and innovations.
- Ageing and entrepreneurship.
The findings based on case studies focusing on the challenges and opportunities of the ageing population are also welcome.Read more about Call for Papers: Thematic issue on silver economy