In a festive ceremony at Maastricht University on September 2, 2021, Anne-Lore Fraikin received her double PhD degree with University of Liege after proper examinations. The procedure was hybrid (online and in person) chaired by the Pro-Rector of Maastricht University Prof. Dr. Alexander Bruggen. The theme of the thesis is “The Effect of Financial Retirement Incentives Originating from the Social Security System on the Retirement Behavior of Older Belgian Workers”.
Dr. Anne-Lore Fraikin is an Affiliated Researcher in the POP @ UNU-MERIT group and a GLO Research Affiliate. The thesis work was done under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Alain Jousten (University of Liege) and Prof. Dr. Alessio Brown (UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University). The Assessment Committee consisted of Prof. Dr. Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University) as the Chair, Prof. Dr. Sergio Perelman (University of Liege), Prof. Dr. Antoine Bozio (Paris School of Economics), Prof. Dr. Corrado Giulietti (University of Southampton), Prof. Dr. Mathieu Lefebvre (University of Strassbourg and Liege) and Dr. Zina Nimeh (UNU-MERIT). Brown and Zimmermann are Co-Directors of the POP @ UNU-MERIT group dealing with Population, Development and Labor Economics. Brown, Jousten and Giulietti are GLO Fellows and Zimmermann is GLO President.