Scientific Advisory Board

Orazio Attanasio

Professor in the Department of Economics at UCL and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, where he co-directs the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies (EDePo). Interested in modelling household behaviour in developed and developing countries and, more generally, in Applied Econometrics.


Monika Bütler

Full Professor of Economics and Public Policy, University of St.Gallen (2004-)
Dean School of Economics and Political Science SEPS (2009-2013) Managing (Founding)
Director, Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research(2008- )
Research Coordinator, Netspar (Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement), The Netherlands (2009-)


Pierre-André Chiappori

A graduate from Ecole Normale Supérieure, agrégé in mathematics, PhD in economics, Pierre-André Chiappori has been a Directeur de Recherches (Senior Researcher) at the French National Research Center and a Professor at ENSAE from 1991 to 1997. He then became a Professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Chicago and an editor of the Journal of Political Economy. He is currently the E. Rowan and Barbara Steinschneider Professor of Economics at Columbia University (New York).


Robert Holzmann

Professor of economics, returned in March 2011 to Austria after a distinguished career in international organizations and academia. He now directs the RH Institute for Economic Policy Analyses (Vienna), holds the chair of Old Age Financial Protection at the University of Malaya (Kuala Lumpur), is honorary professor at the Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, University of New South Wales (Sydney) and Research Fellow at IZA and CESifo, and researches, teaches and consults internationally on pensions, financial literacy/capability, labor and migration issues.


Annamaria Lusardi

Annamaria Lusardi is the Joel Z. and Susan Hyatt Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She has taught at Dartmouth College, Princeton University, the University of Chicago Public Policy School and the University Of Chicago Graduate School of Business. She was a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School from January to June, 2008. She has advised the U.S. Treasury, the U.S.


Theo Nijman

Theo.E. Nijman is Professor in Econometrics and Finance at Tilburg University. Theo Nijman published extensively in the leading international journals on a wide variety of topics within empirical finance and econometrics. His recent work covers topics such as pension fund management, the optimal individual pension contract, measurement of inflation, interest and longevity risk, and performance attribution and measurement.