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::: SFB-Workshop: Demographic Risk

::: Keynote Speakers

  • Juha Alho (Department of Computer Science and Statistics, University of Joensuu, Finland)

  • Volker Deville (Executive Vice President, Allianz SE)

  • Kevin Dowd (Pensions Institute, Cass Business School, UK)


::: General Idea

Bring together Ph.D. students and junior researchers from the fields of statistics, economics and demographics to discuss in a familiar atmosphere, but on a high quantitative level, challenges arising from the uncertainty regarding demographic developments. Participants benefit both from lectures by internationally renowned keynote speakers and from presenting their current projects to an interdisciplinary audience.

Download the workshop flyer here.

::: Registration

Participants have to register per email until November 15, 2009 ( The participation fee is 50 €, it includes coffee and lunches on both days, as well as the conference dinner. Three travel grants à 250 € will be awarded.


::: Program

Download the program here.

::: Date and Venue

December 16-17, 2009
Allianz SE, Representative Office, Pariser Platz 6, 10117 Berlin (Map)

The workshop dinner on December 16 wil take place at "Bötzow-Privat", Linienstr. 113, 10115 Berlin (Map).

::: Travel Directions

These descriptions are intended to provide participants of the “SFB-Workshop: Demographic Risk” assistance in finding the Allianz SE Building, the workshop venue, and the restaurant Bötzow Privat, the conference dinner place.

::: Organizers and Sponsors

The workshop is organized by the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Chair for Insurance and Risk Management, Chair of Statistics) and the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS), Berlin.

The organizers gratefully acknowledge support by Allianz SE, by the Center for Applied Statistics and Economics (CASE) and the CRC 649: Economic Risk.

::: Accommodation recommendations

There are several hotels suggested by the CRC 649 which you can find here here.

Guests of Humboldt-Universität receive a discounted price at selected hotels, please inform the hotel staff that you are attending a workshop at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and ask for the university's special rate.

We can recommend the Park Inn Hotel at Berlin Alexanderplatz. Its a 10 minutes bus ride from there to the workshop's venue at Pariser Platz.

The baxpax hostel is situated close to the Pariser Platz as well.

For other apartements in the city center (Mitte) look here.

::: Contact

  • Katja Hanewald (Chair for Insurance and Risk Management, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  • Alena Mysickova (Humboldt-Universität, zu Berlin, and NESTOR)
  • Vladimir Panov (Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, Berlin)


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