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Lösungsansätze zur Sicherung der Altersvorsorge (online)

Apr
08
05:00 PM - 06:15 PM

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Erfreulicherweise zählt die Schweiz zu den Ländern mit der höchsten Lebenserwartung in Europa: Laut Bundesamt für Statistik liegt heute die Lebenserwartung bei Geburt für die Frauen bei 85,6 und für die Männer bei 81,9 Jahren. Und sie nimmt nach wie vor jährlich um mehrere Tage zu. Aufgrund des gesetzlich festgelegten Rentenalters verbringt die Schweizer Wohnbevölkerung einen immer grösseren Teil ihres Lebens im Ruhestand. Hinzu kommt, dass in der Schweiz weniger Kinder als früher geboren werden. Diese beiden Entwicklungen bergen weitreichende Konsequenzen für die Altersvorsorge. Wie muss die Vorsorge ausgestaltet sein, damit sie nicht zulasten der kommenden Generationen funktioniert?

Das diesjährige Wirtschaftspodium findet für einmal online statt in Form von zwei Fachpanels, die am 6. Und 8. April stattfinden. Das zweite Panel stellt das Thema Altersvorsorge ins Zentrum. Ökonomin Monika Bütler, Directeur romand von Avenir Suisse Jérôme Cosandey und UBS Vorsorgeexpertin Veronica Weisser diskutieren mögliche Lösungsansätze zur Sicherung der Altersvorsorge. Moderiert wird die Diskussion von UBS Foundation Professor Florian Scheuer.

Als Anreicherung der Debatte werden pointierte Aussagen von Politikerinnen und Politiker in die Panels einfliessen.

Die Zuschauer des live Broadcasts haben die Möglichkeit, im Anschluss an die Diskussion Fragen zu stellen.

Aufgrund der aktuellen Lage wird das diesjährige Podium online durchgeführt. Weitere Informationen erfolgen zu gegebener Zeit.

Erfreulicherweise zählt die Schweiz zu den Ländern mit der höchsten Lebenserwartung in Europa: Laut Bundesamt für Statistik liegt heute die Lebenserwartung bei Geburt für die Frauen bei 85,6 und für die Männer bei 81,9 Jahren. Und sie nimmt nach wie vor jährlich um mehrere Tage zu. Aufgrund des gesetzlich festgelegten Rentenalters verbringt die Schweizer Wohnbevölkerung einen immer grösseren Teil ihres Lebens im Ruhestand. Hinzu kommt, dass in der Schweiz weniger Kinder als früher geboren werden. Diese beiden Entwicklungen bergen weitreichende Konsequenzen für die Altersvorsorge. Wie muss die Vorsorge ausgestaltet sein, damit sie nicht zulasten der kommenden Generationen funktioniert?

Das diesjährige Wirtschaftspodium findet für einmal online statt in Form von zwei Fachpanels, die am 6. Und 8. April stattfinden. Das zweite Panel stellt das Thema Altersvorsorge ins Zentrum. Ökonomin Monika Bütler, Directeur romand von Avenir Suisse Jérôme Cosandey und UBS Vorsorgeexpertin Veronica Weisser diskutieren mögliche Lösungsansätze zur Sicherung der Altersvorsorge. Moderiert wird die Diskussion von UBS Foundation Professor Florian Scheuer.

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Speakers

Economist
Prof. Monika Bütler

Monika Bütler is an economicst. She was full Professor of Economics at the University of St.Gallen (HSG). Her research areas are social security, job market, political economics and information economics. Besides her international research activity, she frequently participates in the public debate on economic and political issues. She is co-founder and pub-lisher of the blog „batz.ch“, a forum for Swiss economic policy. Monika Bütler is a member of the Board of Directors of Schindler Holding AG and Huber & Suhner AG, a member of the Bank Council of the Swiss National Bank as well as Vice President of the Foundation Board of the Gebert Rüf Foundation.

Director for French-speaking Switzerland, Head of Research Sustainable Welfare State, Avenir Suisse
Dr. Jérôme Cosandey

Dr. Jérôme Cosandey has been Directeur romand of Avenir Suisse since September 1, 2018. As head of research on affordable social policy, he also deals primarily with old-age provision, health policy and the generational contract. After completing his PhD at ETH, he worked as a strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group for several years, then at UBS before joining Avenir Suisse in 2011. He also holds a master's degree in international economic history from the University of Geneva.

Economist and pension expert, UBS
Dr. Veronica Weisser

Dr. Veronica Weisser is an economist and pension expert. She heads the “Retirement and Pension Solutions” sector at UBS and is thus responsible for UBS Switzerland AG's business strategy in matters relating to retirement provision. Between 2014 and 2019, Veronica Weisser headed the Swiss macroeconomic and sector analysis as well as the research department for Swiss pensions in the UBS Chief Investment Office. Previously, she worked as a financial analyst and economist in New York and Zurich. She is the author of various studies and co-author of a book on retirement provision.

UBS Foundation Professor of Economics of Institutions, Research Fellow CEPR

Florian Scheuer received his PhD from MIT in 2010. He is interested in the policy implications of rising inequality, with a focus on tax policy. In particular, he has worked on incorporating important features of real-world labor markets into the design of optimal income and wealth taxes. These include economies with rent-seeking, superstar effects or an important entrepreneurial sector, frictional financial markets, as well as political constraints on tax policy and the resulting inequality. His work has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Review of Economic Studies, among other journals. In 2017, he received an ERC starting grant for his research on “Inequality - Public Policy and Political Economy.” Before joining Zurich, he was on the faculty at Stanford, held visiting positions at Harvard and UC Berkeley and was a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is Co-Editor of Theoretical Economics and Member of the Board of Editors of the Review of Economic Studies. He is also a Co-Director of the working group on Macro Public Finance at the NBER. He has commented on tax policy in various US and Swiss media outlets.

Economist
Prof. Monika Bütler

Monika Bütler is an economicst. She was full Professor of Economics at the University of St.Gallen (HSG). Her research areas are social security, job market, political economics and information economics. Besides her international research activity, she frequently participates in the public debate on economic and political issues. She is co-founder and pub-lisher of the blog „batz.ch“, a forum for Swiss economic policy. Monika Bütler is a member of the Board of Directors of Schindler Holding AG and Huber & Suhner AG, a member of the Bank Council of the Swiss National Bank as well as Vice President of the Foundation Board of the Gebert Rüf Foundation.

Director for French-speaking Switzerland, Head of Research Sustainable Welfare State, Avenir Suisse
Dr. Jérôme Cosandey

Dr. Jérôme Cosandey has been Directeur romand of Avenir Suisse since September 1, 2018. As head of research on affordable social policy, he also deals primarily with old-age provision, health policy and the generational contract. After completing his PhD at ETH, he worked as a strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group for several years, then at UBS before joining Avenir Suisse in 2011. He also holds a master's degree in international economic history from the University of Geneva.

Economist and pension expert, UBS
Dr. Veronica Weisser

Dr. Veronica Weisser is an economist and pension expert. She heads the “Retirement and Pension Solutions” sector at UBS and is thus responsible for UBS Switzerland AG's business strategy in matters relating to retirement provision. Between 2014 and 2019, Veronica Weisser headed the Swiss macroeconomic and sector analysis as well as the research department for Swiss pensions in the UBS Chief Investment Office. Previously, she worked as a financial analyst and economist in New York and Zurich. She is the author of various studies and co-author of a book on retirement provision.

UBS Foundation Professor of Economics of Institutions, Research Fellow CEPR

Florian Scheuer received his PhD from MIT in 2010. He is interested in the policy implications of rising inequality, with a focus on tax policy. In particular, he has worked on incorporating important features of real-world labor markets into the design of optimal income and wealth taxes. These include economies with rent-seeking, superstar effects or an important entrepreneurial sector, frictional financial markets, as well as political constraints on tax policy and the resulting inequality. His work has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Review of Economic Studies, among other journals. In 2017, he received an ERC starting grant for his research on “Inequality - Public Policy and Political Economy.” Before joining Zurich, he was on the faculty at Stanford, held visiting positions at Harvard and UC Berkeley and was a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is Co-Editor of Theoretical Economics and Member of the Board of Editors of the Review of Economic Studies. He is also a Co-Director of the working group on Macro Public Finance at the NBER. He has commented on tax policy in various US and Swiss media outlets.