On August 1, 2021, Peter Hieber joined the Department of actuarial sciences at the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Lausanne, as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor. His areas of expertise are life and pension insurance, in particular the pension systems and retirement products.
How to design private retirement products in a period of low interest rates? How to achieve a state pension that is fair and sustainable? In an ageing society such questions will become increasingly important. The discussion on how to still provide sufficient retirement income will likely be one of the central discussions in this century.
Prof Peter Hieber’s research interests lie in life and pension insurance with a focus on risk sharing schemes, the fairness and adequacy of pension systems and the design, valuation and risk management of retirement products. He specifically targets to analyze and mitigate the impact of demography and longevity on these products.
He holds a PhD in Mathematical Finance from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany and previously held positions at the University of Ulm (Germany), the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), the University of Toronto (Canada) and Ryerson University (Canada).
Prof. Hieber is recipient of the Junior Gauß Prize awarded by the Germany Actuarial Association and the Excellence Award in Insurance Science. His work has been published in the leading journals in Actuarial Science, including Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, ASTIN Bulletin, European Journal of Operational Research and Scandinavian Actuarial Journal.