PhD Defence: Tim Dominik Maurer

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 10:00 to 12:00

Tim Dominik Maurer


In order to obtain the PhD degree, Tim Dominik Maurer has submitted his thesis entitled:

Essays on Pension Policy


This thesis comprises three self‐contained chapters on the effects of pension policies. The thesis starts with a theoretical chapter on the social welfare effects of fully‐funded pensions in a model with accidental bequests. The second chapter offers a quantitative assessment of retirement reforms designed to achieve fiscal sustainability in the face of population ageing. The third chapter is empirical and documents the loss of redistribution in Danish public pensions when accounting for inequality in longevity along an affluence-based distribution.


The thesis will be available from



Primary Supervisor:
Professor Svend Erik Hougaard Jensen

Department of Economics

Copenhagen Business School


Secondary Supervisors:

Professor Torben M. Andersen

Department of Economics

Aarhus University

Professor Joydeep Bhattacharya

Department of Economics

Iowa State University


Assessment Committee:

Associate Professor Malene Kallestrup-Lamb (Chair)

Department of Finance

Copenhagen Business School

Professor Johanna Wallenius

Department of Economics

Stockholm School of Economics

Associate Professor Ofer Setty

The Eitan Berglas School of Economics

Tel Aviv University



Date: 8 November 2023


Time: 10:00-12:00


Online: Teams Link

*Please note that the microphone and camera of all spectators must be turned off.


Location: Porcelænshaven


Room: PH16A 2.80


Reception: ECONS køkken på 3. sal.

*The CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence.



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