Lu Yi

Lu Yi (left) accepting the 2019 M.Sc. Thesis Award from S.G. Fieke van der Lecq, Chair of Netspar’s Editorial Board (right).

Lu Yi's work during her Master's degree in Actuarial Science at SFU has been recognized internationally. Her project, entitled “Quantifying inter-generational equity under different target benefit plan designs”, won the 2019 Netspar M.Sc. Thesis Award. Netspar (Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement) is a European think tank and research network dedicated to promoting a wider understanding of the economic and social implications of pensions, aging, and retirement. Papers nominated for their thesis awards are assessed on academic quality, relevance to the Netspar research program, originality and execution of the research, and accessibility and presentation. The scientific committee who evaluated the 2018 entries considered Lu’s work "striking because of its practical relevance in view of the current discussion about pension reform and solidarity between generations in the Netherlands and in other countries." Lu, who is now completing her Ph.D. in Financial Econometrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, took a break from her studies to accept the award—together with a €3000 prize—at the 2019 International Pension Workshop in Leiden.