(This is only an extraction of our confirmed speakers. We’ll reveal more during the next couple of weeks)

Branko MilanovicBranko Milanovic is a Visiting Presidential Professor at the Graduate Center City University of New York and Senior Scholar at the Stone Center on Socio-economic Inequality. Milanovic’s main area of work is income inequality, in individual countries and globally, including in pre-industrial societies. His most recent book, Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization (2016), addresses economic and political issues of globalization. It was translated in sixteen languages and awarded the 2017 Bruno Kreisky Prize and 2018 Hans Matthöfer Prize.
Daniele ChecchiDaniele Checchi is an economist. He is Professor of Economics at the University of Milan in Italy, currently on leave from university duties, working at Italian National agency for the Evaluation of the University system. He holds a MA in Economic and Social Disciplines at Bocconi University (Milan), a M.Sc. degree in Economics at London School of Economics (London, UK) and a PhD in Economics awarded by University of Siena.
He also worked, among other duties, as consultant for the European Commission coordinating the Milan unit under the GINI project “Growing inequalities’ impacts” and was member, over the last five years, of several national committees appointed by the Italian Ministry of Labour.
As Director of the Luxembourg Office of LIS, he oversees all aspects of LIS’ work, including its administrative, management, development, and data production functions.
His research interests, published in journals like Economic Policy, Journal of Public Economics, European Sociological Review etc., span from inequalities in educational attainments to educational policies, from wage inequalities to the role of labour market institutions in shaping inequalities of opportunities.
Anastassios FrangulidisAnastassios Frangulidis joined Pictet Asset Management in October 2016 as Head of Swiss Balanced investments in Zurich. Prior to joining Pictet, Anastassios- in his capacity as Chief Economist and Chief Strategist- led the Multi Asset Research Unit (formed in 2010) at Zürcher Kantonalbank. He joined the bank in 1999 and was appointed Chief Economist International in 2002. He started his career in 1997 at UBS within portfolio management. Anastassios holds a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Zurich and is a Board member of the “Clara Millenet-Schild Foundation” in the framework of the "Swiss Multiple Sclerosis Society“.
Jennifer LangeneggerJennifer Langenegger joined Avenir Suisse in February 2017 as Researcher. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Bern and a Master’s Degree in Economics at the University of Zurich. Previously, she worked, inter alia, at PPCmetrics, Credit Suisse, Allianz SE as well as a research assistant at the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich.
Isabel Z. MartínezIsabel Z. Martínez is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of St. Gallen, where she obtained her PhD in 2016. She studied in Bern and Berlin and spent 3 semesters at UC Berkeley during her PhD. Her research focuses on income and wealth inequality and responses to taxation. Besides her academic work, she holds a part-time position as economist at the Swiss Federation of Trade Unions and she is a member of the Swiss Competition Commission.
Judith NiehuesJudith Niehues, born 1982 in Münster, is Head of the Research Group Microdata and Method Development at the German Economic Institute (IW) in Cologne, Germany. From 2002 until 2007 she studied economics at the University of Cologne and at the San Diego State University. In December 2011, she received her PhD for her thesis on Income Inequality, Inequality of Opportunity and Redistribution from the University of Cologne. Her main research interests include the empirical analysis of income and wealth inequality as well as subjective assessments of inequality.
Miguel Otero-IglesiasMiguel Otero-Iglesias is Senior Analyst in International Political Economy at Elcano Royal Institute and Professor of Practice at the IE School of Global and Public Affairs. In addition, he is Senior Research Fellow at the EU-Asia Institute at ESSCA School of Management. His main areas of expertise are: international and European monetary affairs, global economic governance, the power triangle between the US, the EU and China and theories of money.
Florian ScheuerFlorian Scheuer is Professor of Economics of Institutions at the University of Zurich, endowed by the UBS International Center of Economics in Society. He was previously Assistant Professor of Economics at Stanford University, a Visiting Professor at Harvard University and UC Berkeley, and a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution. His research connects the fields of public finance, economic theory, macroeconomics and political economy. In particular, he has studied how rising inequality affects various aspects of optimal tax policy and vice versa.
Stina Vrang EliasStina Vrang Elias has been the managing director of the independent think tank DEA, the leading Danish Think Tank focusing on education, since 2006. Among other current activities, Stina is chair at the National Council of Vocational Education, member of the Prime Minister’s Disruption Council and Norway’s National Body on Quality in Education.
The Think Tank DEA’s main focus is to strengthen public and private value creation and growth by enhancing the knowledge and evidence base with the objective to design and prioritize policy within the areas early childhood education and care, education, research, innovation and labour market. In order to do so, DEA conducts evidence based analyses, projects and participates in the public debate to qualify the outlook for decision-makers and practitioners.
Stina holds a Master of Science in Public Administration from Roskilde University, Denmark, with additional education from UC Davis, USA, and Uppsala University, Sweden.
Peter GrünenfelderDr. Peter Grünenfelder is the Director of Avenir Suisse. Previous positions were, inter alia, state chancellor of the Canton of Aargau and president of the Swiss State Chancellors’ Association. Furthermore, he is a lecturer for public governance at the University of St. Gallen as well as frequent visiting lecturer at universities in Switzerland and abroad.
Natanael RotherNatanael Rother is Fellow at Avenir Suisse. Previous stations were, inter alia, a major bank and cantonal administrations of Lucerne and Zug. The former sportsman is member of the advisory board of CH2048 and was from 2015 until 2017 board member of Operation Libero. He studied Political Economics with a focus on Public Finances at the University of Lucerne.