Wolfgang Lutz at the Swiss Risk and Insurance Forum

6 NOV 2015Keynote

Wolfgang Lutz was invited to give a keynote on demographic development at this high level event.

The Swiss Risk and Insurance Forum is an annual event that brings together experts from academia, the insurance industry, regulatory bodies and consulting companies to discuss topics that are relevant to the insurance industry. Organised by the University of Zurich, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, University of Lausanne, and the ETH Risk Center, and hosted by Swiss Re, the forum aims at providing a platform for a closer interaction and knowledge transfer between science and the more practical side of the insurance industry.

This year's event will focus on challenges related to retirement, including health care and pension systems. In in depth discussions the forum wants to generate practical and methodological impulses for new quantitative, financial and actuarial approaches to old-age provision.

As one of the leading experts in demography, Wolfgang Lutz is one of the invitees and will give a keynote on demography and development. For many years, IIASA's World Population Program (POP) has conducted research on aging, and by doing so developed new methods of the analysis of aging that take characteristic of people into account. This research has been published in major scientific journals, including Nature and Science. In 2012, POP researcher Sergei Scherbov won an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council to explore population aging and its impacts on Europe and beyond.

For more information please visit the event website.

The Wittgenstein Centre aspires to be a world leader in the advancement of demographic methods and their application to the analysis of human capital and population dynamics. In assessing the effects of these forces on long-term human well-being, we combine scientific excellence in a multidisciplinary context with relevance to a global audience. It is a collaboration among the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the University of Vienna.