Dr. Christina Benita Wilke (Hamburgisches Weltwirtschaftsinstitut)

+-Curriculum Vitae

Current position
Since Sep. 2008Managing Director and Research Scientist, MEA, Universität Mannheim
Research Interests
 Implications of population aging on ...
 ...labour market supply
 ...the sustainability of pension systems
 ...savings behaviour and wealth
 ...old-age income
 Simulation models
Education
July - Dec. 2008Post-doc Research Scientist and Debuty Head of the Research Unit "Old-Age Provision and Savings", MEA, Universität Mannheim
June 2008Doctoral Thesis "German Pension Reform: On Road Towards a Sustainable Multi-Pillar System", Viva Voce (Dr.rer.pol.), Universität Mannheim
 Advisor: Prof. Axel Börsch-Supan PhD, MEA, Universität Mannheim
 Second Advisor: David Wise, John F. Stambaugh Professor of Political Economy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, USA
2002 - 2008PhD Student and Research Fellow, MEA, Universität Mannheim
March 2007Diploma in Economics, Fernuniversität Hagen, Germany
2004 - 2007Graduate studies of Economics, Fernuniversität Hagen
June - Sep. 2004Visiting PhD Scholar, Universita Ca'Foscari, Venice, Italy
October 2002Diploma in Business Administration, Mannheim University, Germany
2000 - 2002Graduate studies of Business Administration, Mannheim University, Germany
1999 - 2000Graduate studies of Business Administration and Economics, Ekonomi Högskolan, Lunds Universitet, Sweden
1997 - 1999Undergraduate studies of Business Administration and Economics, University of Passau, Germany
June 1997German Abitur, Gymnasium Ganderkesee, Germany
June 1995Canadian High School Diploma, Mt. Boucherie Secondary School, BC, Canada
Professional Experience
Aug. - Oct. 2001Internship at Alstom Transport SA, Paris
2000 - 2002Student Research Assistent, Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre und Statistik, Universität Mannheim
Jul. - Sep. 2000Internship at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Consulting GmbH, Munich
Mar. - Apr. 1999AIESEC Local Committee, Lima, Peru
Aug. - Oct. 1998Research Assistant at the Foreign Commercial Service, American Embassy, Berlin
Teaching Experience and Seminar Coordination
June 2006Workshop on Pension Systems and Demographic Change, Academy 2006/II, Foundation of German Business (SWD), Stuttgart
Feb 2005Lecture in Poverty in Cities as part of the course "Urban Economics", Universität Mannheim
Summer 2005Teaching Assistant, Macroeconomic II, Mannheim University
Nov 2003Lecture on Simulation Models as part of the course "The German Pension Insurance - Systems and Reforms", Universität Mannheim
Winter 2003/2004Teaching Assistant and Seminar Coordination, The German Pension Insurance - System and Reforms, Mannheim University
Grants & Scholarships
Jul. - Oct. 2004Participation in the European Research Training Network (RTN) Program as a visiting scholar at the Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy
Mar. - Apr. 1999Participation in the AIESEC Internal Exchange Program, Passau (Germany) - Lima (Peru)
Aug. 1994 - Jun. 1995Participation in the Rotary Exchange Program, Germany-Canada
Conference Talks
April 2009Spring Meeting for Young Economists (SMYE), Istanbul, Turkey
February 2009University Seminar Ca'Foscari, Venice, Italy
November 2008DZA Vortragsreihe, Berlin
April 20083 rd European Workshop on Labour Markets and Demographic Change, Rostock, Germany
May 2007Workshop on the Economics of Aging, Turin, Italy
June 2006SHARE-13/COMPARE Conference, Prague, Czechia
June 2006Akademie 2006/II der Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft zum Thema "Demographischer Wandel in Deutschland und Europa - Konsequenzen für Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft", Stuttgart, Germany
March 2006Vollversammlung des Bayerischen Landesfrauenausschusses (BayLFA), München, Germany
November 20057. Zweibrücker Symposium der Finanzdienstleistungen, Zweibrücken, Germany
October 20057th Workshop Marie-Curie Research Training Network "The Economics of Aging", Venice, Italy
September 2005World Ageing and Generations Congress, St. Gallen, Switzerland
February 2005Postgraduate colloquium 2005, Forschungsnetzwerk Alterssicherung (FNA), Würzburg, Germany
November 2004Third Annual MEA Conference, Schwetzingen, Germany
May 20043rd Meeting on Social Security and Complementary Pension Systems: Pension Funds Risks, Lisbon, Portugal
March 2003Postgraduate colloquium 2003, Forschungsnetzwerk Alterssicherung (FNA), Würzburg, Germany
Referee Activities
Since 2005Finanzarchiv
 Journal of Pension Economics and Finance
Since 2004Sozialer Fortschritt
Networks
Since 2005Member of the Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement (NETSPAR)
2004 - 2005Deputy member of the Baden-Württemberg State Commission on Demographic Change
Since 2002Member of the Forschungsnetzwerk Alterssicherung (FNA)
2004 - 2006Member of the Euroepan Research Training Network (RTN)
Language Skills
Germanmother tongue
Englishfluent
Swedishadvanced level
Frenchadvanced level
Italianintermediate level
Spanishbasic level


+-Teaching

FS 2005
Uebung: Makroökonomik II (Diplom)
Instructor: Dr. Christina Benita Wilke


+-Publications

Publications in journals
  • Coppola, Michela; Wilke, Christina Benita (2014): "At What Age Do you Expect to Retire? Retirement Expectations and Increases in the Statutory Retirement Age". In: Fiscal Studies, 35 (2), pp. 165-188.
  • Gasche, Martin; Holthausen, Annette; Rausch, Johannes; Wilke, Christina Benita (2012): "Die finanzielle Entwicklung der Gesetzlichen Rentenversicherung - Simulationsrechnungen mit dem Rentensimulationsmodell MEA-Pensim". In: Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik, 61 (3), pp. 337-380.
  • Börsch-Supan, Axel; Gasche, Martin; Wilke, Christina Benita (2010): "Konjunkturabhängigkeit der Gesetzlichen Rentenversicherung am Beispiel der aktuellen Finanz- und Wirtschaftskrise". In: Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik, 59 (3), pp. 298-328.
  • Börsch-Supan, Axel; Bucher-Koenen, Tabea; Gasche, Martin; Wilke, Christina Benita (2010): "Ein einheitliches Rentensystem für Ost- und Westdeutschland: Simulationsrechnungen zum Reformvorschlag des Sachverständigenrates". In: Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 11 (1), pp. 16-46.
  • Wilke, Christina Benita; Börsch-Supan, Axel (2009): "Zur mittel- und langfristigen Entwicklung der Erwerbstätigkeit in Deutschland". In: Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung (ZAF), 42 (1/2009), pp. 29-48.
  • Bucher-Koenen, Tabea; Wilke, Christina Benita (2009): "Zur Anhebung der Altersgrenzen". In: Sozialer Fortschritt, 4/2009 (), pp. 69-79.
  • Börsch-Supan, Axel; Reil-Held, Anette; Wilke, Christina Benita (2008): "Budget-, Versorgungs- und Verteilungswirkungen der beitragsfreien Entgeltumwandlung". In: Sozialer Fortschritt, 6-7/2008 (), pp. 155-166.
  • Börsch-Supan, Axel; Bucher-Koenen, Tabea; Reil-Held, Anette; Wilke, Christina Benita (2008): "Zum künftigen Stellenwert der ersten Säule im Gesamtsystem der Alterssicherung". In: DRV Schriften, 80 (), pp. 13-31.
  • Börsch-Supan, Axel; Reil-Held, Anette; Wilke, Christina Benita (2007): "Wie sinnvoll ist es, die Sozialversicherungsfreiheit der Entgeltumwandlung fortzuführen?". In: Betriebliche Altersversorgung, (5), pp. 393-395.
  • Börsch-Supan, Axel; Wilke, Christina Benita (2005): "Shifting Perspectives: German Pension Reform". In: Intereconomics, 40 (5), pp. 248-253.
  • Börsch-Supan, Axel; Reil-Held, Anette; Wilke, Christina Benita (2003): "Der Nachhaltigkeitsfaktor und andere Formelmodifikationen zur langfristigen Stabilisierung des Beitragssatzes zur GRV". In: Sozialer Fortschritt, 52 (11-12), pp. 275-284.
Books
  • Wilke, Christina Benita (2009): German Pension Reform. Peter Lang, Frankfurt.
  • Gasche, Martin; Börsch-Supan, Axel; Wilke, Christina Benita (2009): Auswirkungen der Finanzkrise auf die Gesetzliche Rentenversicherung, ihre Beitragszahler und ihre Rentner. MEA, Universität Mannheim, Mannheim.
  • Börsch-Supan, Axel; Wilke, Christina Benita (2006): Gratwanderungen zwischen Generationenvertrag und Eigenvorsorge: Wie Europa die Herausforderungen des demographischen Wandels annimmt. Deutsches Institut für Altersvorsorge (DIA), Köln.
  • Börsch-Supan, Axel; Essig, Lothar; Wilke, Christina Benita (2005): Rentenlücken und Lebenserwartung. Wie sich die Deutschen auf den Anstieg vorbereiten. Deutsches Institut für Altersvorsorge, Köln.
Articles in anthologies
  • Wilke, Christina Benita; Börsch-Supan, Axel (2009): "Ruhestandseinkommen und Renteneintrittsalter im europäischen Vergleich", In: Börsch-Supan, A.; Hank, K.; Jürges, H.; Schröder, M., 50plus in Deutschland und Europa - Ergebnisse des Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe, VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden , pp. 11-56
  • Wilke, Christina Benita; Lisa Callegaro (2008): "Public, Occupational and Individual Pension Coverage", In: Börsch-Supan, A.; Brugiavini, A.; Jürges, H.; Kapteyn, A.; Mackenbach, J.; Siegrist, J.; Weber, G. (eds.), Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (2004-2007), MEA, Mannheim, pp. p. 220-227
  • Börsch-Supan, Axel; Wilke, Christina Benita (2007): "Das deutsche Rentensystem: Auf dem Weg zu einem NDC-ähnlichen System", In: Holzmann, R.; Palmer, E., Revolution in der Alterssicherung - Beitragskonten auf Umlagebasis, Camous Verlag, Frankfurt/ New York, pp. 699-753
  • Börsch-Supan, Axel; Reil-Held, Anette; Wilke, Christina Benita (2007): "How an unfunded Pension System looks like defined Benefits but works like defined Contributions: The German Pension Reform", In: Espina, A., Estado de Bienestar y competitividad - La experiencia europea, Fundación Carolina, Madrid, pp. 319-347
  • Börsch-Supan, Axel; Wilke, Christina Benita (2005): "The German Public Pension System: How it will become an NDC System Look-Alike", In: Robert Holzmann and Edward Palmer, Pension Reform - Issues and Prospects for Non-Financial Defined Contribution (NDC) Schemes, World Bank, Washington D.C., pp. 573-610
Discussion papers and working papersDissertations
  • Wilke, Christina Benita (2008): German pension reform: On road towards a sustainable multipillar system, Universität Mannheim
Diploma theses
  • Wilke, Christina Benita (2002): Makroökonomische Auswirkungen der Riester-Reform 2001 - Analyse anhand eines Simulationsmodells, Universität Mannheim
Further article
  • Wilke, Christina Benita (2007): Pensioni alla Bismarck, ,

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