Email: jennifer.alonso.garcia at ulb.ac.be
Address: Université Libre de Bruxelles
Department of Mathematics
Faculté des Sciences
Campus de la Plaine - CP 213
Boulevard du Triomphe, ACC.2
Jennifer Alonso García joined the Department of Mathematics as a (tenured) Professor of Actuarial Science in October 2019. Besides, she is an Associate Investigator at CEPAR, and Netspar Fellow.
Previously she was a (tenure-track) Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance (EEF) at the University of Groningen and Senior Research Associate at CEPAR. She completed her studies in mathematics in Spain and Germany, and received her PhD in Actuarial Science from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium in 2015. She is a IA|BE Qualified Actuary 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, household, pension and quantitative finance 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.
Jennifer is currently involved in research projects on the financial decision making of households during retirement, life expectancy inequality and design and risk management of equity-linked retirement income products.
Her research has been published in leading international journals, including Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Scandinavian Actuarial Journal, ASTIN Bulletin and Quantitative Finance, and has been awarded multiple IAA Best Paper Awards (ICA 2018 Best Paper Award and IAA Section IAAHS Best Paper Awards @ICA 2018 in Berlin, and IAA Section PBSS Best Paper Award @IAA Section Colloquium 2019 in South Africa).