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Governing Bodies

Scientific Advisory Board and Board of Trustees

Governing Bodies

Scientific Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Catherine Sarah Barnard, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Agar Brugiavini, University Ca' Foscari of Venice, Italy

Prof. Peter Diamond, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Prof. Dr. Stefan Huster, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

Prof. Dr. Maarten Lindeboom, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Franz Marhold, University of Economics Vienna, Austria

Prof. Dr. Stephan Rixen, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Prof. Sarah Smith, Ph.D., University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Gijsbert Vonk, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Martin Werding, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany


Board of Trustees

Dr. Marc Beise, Head of "Economy and Finance", Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich

Dr. Joachim Breuer, Chief Executive Officer of the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), Berlin

Dr. Daniel Deckers, Political Editor, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Frankfurt am Main

Georg Fischer, Director Social Affairs, DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission, ret., Brussels

Prof. Dr. Herbert Henzler, Herbert Henzler Beratungs- und Beteiligungs GmbH, Grünwald

Dr. Joachim Lemppenau, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, IDEAL Versicherungsgruppe, Berlin

Dr. Doris Pfeiffer, Chair of the Board, GKV-Spitzenverband, Berlin

Dr. Monika Queisser, Head of Social Policy, OECD, Paris

Gundula Roßbach, President of the German Pension Insurance Association, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Franz Ruland, Chair of the German Social Advisory Council, ret., Munich

Dr. Rainer Schlegel, President of the German Federal Social Court, Kassel

Kerstin Schreyer, Bavarian State Minister for Family, Labour and Social Affairs, Munich


Radical Pension Reform


There is little doubt about the need to reform the German pension system. In an article in the FAZ (German), Prof. Ulrich Becker, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, identifies four decisive points for a sustainably...

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