Torben M. Andersen
Torben M. Andersen is professor in economics at the department of economics and business, University of Aarhus, Denmark. He holds an MSc (London School of Economics, UK) and a PhD (CORE, Belgium). He is research fellow at: CEPR (London), CESifo (Munich), IZA (Bonn) and IfW (Kiel). Andersen has been the editor of Scandinavian Journal of Economics, and is on several editorial boards and review committees. Andersen’s research mainly deals with labour market and public policy issues. He has published widely in international journals and books on stabilization policy, labour economics, public economics and the economics of the Nordic welfare state. Andersen has also been active in policy advice and has among other things served as chairman of the Danish Economic Council and the Danish Welfare Commission. Andersen has been involved in policy advice for the European Commission and governments in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Canada and Greenland.


Henrik Yde Andersen
Henrik Yde Andersen is a PhD student at Department of Economics, Copenhagen Business School, fully sponsored by Danmarks Nationalbank. Andersen holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Economics from University of Copenhagen and held a position as economist at the Danish Ministry of Finance before he started doing his PhD. Andersen’s current work is focused on pension savings and mortgage debt, using Danish administrative registers and surveys. The aim for his project is to examine the role of pension savings in households' consumption and savings decisions.


Nicholas Barr
Nicholas Barr is Professor of Public Economics at the London School of Economics and the author of numerous books and articles including The Economics of the Welfare State (2012), and Reforming Pensions: Principles and Policy Choices (with Peter Diamond) (2008).  Alongside his academic work is wide-ranging involvement in policy, including spells at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils on Demographic Shifts and on Ageing Society, and of the 2015 Presidential Commission on Pension Reform in Chile. A range of writing can be found on


Roel Beetsma
Roel Beetsma is the MN Chair of Pension Economics and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Amsterdam. His other affiliations include fellowships of CEPR and CESifo. Beetsma has held visiting positions at DELTA (Paris), the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), the University of California in Berkeley and the EUI Florence. He has been a consultant for the IMF, the ECB and the European Commission. Further, Beetsma is a member of the Supervisory Board of a pension fund and a capital management company. He was a member of a government commission on second-pillar pensions.



Thomas Bernt Henriksen
Thomas Bernt Henriksen is an Op-Ed Editor and Economics Commentator at the Danish business daily Borsen.  Over the years he has covered most aspects of the Danish economy and the major reports from the government, the central bank, the Economic Council, the OECD etc. Moreover, Henriksen has the editorial responsibility for Borsen’s quarterly business survey – which is Denmark’s oldest and most extensive - as well as the work on the Gazelles – Borsen’s annual survey of Denmark’s fastest growing companies. Thomas Bernt Henriksen came to Borsen in 2002 after a career at Danske Bank, Denmark’s leading banking group. In the period 2008-2013, alongside his job at Borsen, Henriksen was Council Director for The Council of Economists at The Conference Board, the US think tank. Henriksen has a M.Sc. in Economics from University of Copenhagen.



Bjarne Astrup Jensen
Bjarne Astrup Jensen is Associate Professor of Finance at Copenhagen Business School. His main research interests encompass derivatives, asset pricing, asset allocation, fixed income analysis and term structure modeling. In recent years he has studied the taxation of financial instruments and the effect of taxation on asset pricing and asset allocation. Jensen has published in a variety of scholarly journals and is the author of two Danish books with emphasis on the Danish financial market. He is a former President of the European Finance Association.


Svend E. Hougaard Jensen
Svend E. Hougaard Jensen is Professor of Economics and Director of the Pension Research Centre (PeRCent) at Copenhagen Business School. He holds an MSc (Econ) degree (University of Aarhus, DK), an MA (Econ) degree (University of Manchester , UK) and a PhD (Econ) degree (London Business School, UK).  His research has focused on monetary unification and fiscal policy in Europe, generational and macroeconomic effects of changing demographics, pensions and social security, structural reforms and macroeconomic policy more generally. He has published widely on these issues in scholarly journals and books. Jensen has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the European Commission and other government agencies.



Peter Løchte Jørgensen
Peter Løchte Jørgensen is a professor of finance at the Department of Economics and Busines Economics at Aarhus University. He holds a master’s degree in mathematical economics (cand.scient.oecon.) from Aarhus University and a PhD degree in finance from Aarhus School of Business. His research and teaching interests are centered around applied aspects of asset pricing and financial risk management theories. A significant part of his research papers have been inspired by issues from the life and pension industry. Jørgensen has recently served on government committees on bank and mortgage credit institution regulation and he is a board member of a number of companies including pension funds DIP and JØP. He is also a member of PerCent’s Advisory Board.


Laurence J. Kotlikoff
Laurence J. Kotlikoff is a William Fairfield Warren Professor at Boston University, a Professor of Economics at Boston University, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, President of Economic Security Planning, Inc., a company specializing in financial planning software, and the Director of the Tax Analysis Center. Kotlikoff received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973 and his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1977.





Claus Munk
Claus Munk is a Professor of Finance at the Copenhagen Business School. His research focuses on theoretical models on asset pricing and on households’ consumption and investment decisions. His research is published in leading academic outlets such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, Journal of Accounting Research, and the Journal of Economic Theory. Munk is also the author of the textbooks “Fixed Income Modelling” and “Financial Asset Pricing Theory” published by Oxford University Press.





Theo Nijman
Theo Nijman holds a chair in Risk Management of Pension Provisions at Tilburg University. He is co-founder and scientific director of Netspar, a Dutch network to stimulate research, education and knowledge exchange the pension and insurance industry. Nijman has published in the best academic journals, including Econometrica, the Journal of Finance and the Review of Financial Studies. He is involved in policy advice on communication of investment risks, solvency requirements and the ongoing pension reforms in the Netherlands.





Torben Möger Pedersen
Torben Möger Pedersen is CEO of PensionDanmark – one of Denmarks largest pension funds with 690.000 members and 25 bn.Euro in assets. He holds a number of board memberships including Arbejdernes Landsbank, Copenhagen Infrastructure Fund I & II, Danish Climate Investment Fund and Danish Agribusiness Fund. He is is a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group of UN’s Green Climate Fund and member of the World Economic Forum network Global Agenda Council on the Future of Investments. Pedersen holds a M.Sc. Economics from University of Copenhagen.


Bernd Raffelhüschen
Bernd Raffelhüschen is professor for economics at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany (90%) and professor II at the University of Bergen, Norway (10%). He studied economics in Kiel, Berlin and Aarhus and obtained his Ph.D. and his habilitation at the University of Kiel. His current research interests include social policy and applied macroeconomics. Beside his contribution to international research projects he is also working - as e.g. member of the so called "Rürup Kommission" (a governmental advisory commission) and as member of the board of directors of the "Stiftung Marktwirtschaft" (an independent scientific think tank) - on questions of applied social policy. His scientific work is among other things published in journals such as American Economic Review, European Economic Review, Public Choice, Finanzarchiv und Nationaløkonomisk Tidskrift. Moreover you can find regularly scientific contributions published in well known German newspapers and journals.



Jesper Rangvid
Jesper Rangvid is Professor of Finance and Director of the Pension Research Centre (PeRCent) at Copenhagen Business School. In his research, Rangvid studies asset return determination and forecastability, financial crises, financial institutions (in particular asset managers and banks), international finance, and household finance. Rangvid was chairman of the government-appointed committee that investigated the causes and consequences of the financial crisis in Denmark. Rangvid is a board member at The Medical Doctors’ Pension Fund, The Medical Doctors’ Pension Bank, and SKAGEN AS. Rangvid is an active participant in the Danish financial debate.






Carsten Stendevad
Carsten Stendevad has been CEO at ATP since April 2013. Prior to joining ATP, Stendevad was a Managing Director in Citigroup’s investment banking division in New York. He has also previously worked for McKinsey & Co. Stendevad holds a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Copenhagen (with a postgraduate diploma in Rhetoric) as well as an MPP from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.


Anders Svennesen
Anders Svennesen is CIO and member of the executive board at Danica Pension. He joined Danica in December 2014 and has been in charge of implementing Danica’s new investment strategy. Before Danica Svennesen was 14 years at ATP where he among other things focused on portfolio construction and allocation of risk across different asset classes. Svennesen’s latest position at ATP was Co-CIO Investments. He started his career as economist at the Central Bank of Denmark and holds a Master of Science in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Copenhagen.

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