Email: j.alonsogarcia at unsw.edu.au
Address: ARC Center of Excellence in Population Ageing
UNSW Business School
Level 3, East Wing
223 Anzac Parade
Kensington NSW 2033
Jennifer Alonso García joined the UNSW Business School node of CEPAR as a Senior Research Associate in July 2015. She completed her studies in mathematics in Spain and Germany, and received a PhD in Actuarial Sciences from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium in 2015. She is also a fully qualified member of the Belgian Institute of Actuaries. She has also worked in the industry as a Risk advisor in the area or Solvency II and MCEV.
Her research combines the areas of actuarial science, quantitative finance and pension economics to study the design, risk-sharing and financing of funded and pay-as-you-go retirement income schemes. Her past, current and future research projects are all developed around the following overarching question: “How can we develop sound retirement income schemes that are fiscally sustainable and attractive for participants in an ageing environment?” During her PhD she studied both the fiscal sustainability and adequacy of pay-as-you-go financed defined contribution public pension schemes. The thesis devised innovative and realistic ways of enhancing the risk management of public pension schemes, while positively affecting the adequacy of newly retired cohorts, when the underlying dynamics are time-dependent and stochastic. Her research on public pension schemes has been published in leading international actuarial science journals, including Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Scandinavian Actuarial Journal and the ASTIN Bulletin.
Jennifer is currently involved in research projects on the influence of institutional settings and cultural aspects in the choice of retirement income products, welfare analysis of drawdown structures in Australia and the Netherlands as well as pricing and hedging guarantees embedded in variable annuities.