Keynote Speakers


University of Strasbourg. The objective of her research is to highlight and understand factors of behavioral biases, in uncertain environment, which are rarely consistent with the theory of rational choices. Using lab experiments, econometric modelling as well as game theoretical approaches, she analyses the impact of such biases on the insurance market and their implications for portfolio risks level, insurance coverage level of population and potential existence of inefficient risk transfer.



El doctor en Economía y Gestión Empresarial por la Universidad de Alcalá David Atance del Olmo es actuario y economista de formación. Actualmente trabajo como actuario dentro del departamento Técnico de Vida de Aegon España, donde se encarga de la modelización de los diferentes productos de vida. Su investigación está centrada principalmente en la modelización de la curva de mortalidad mediante edades clave.



Eliseo Navarro Arribas is a graduate and doctor in Economic and Business Science by “Universitat de València”. He has also taken postgraduate studies in the Heriot-Watt University of Edinburgh, where he obtained he Postgraduate Diploma in Actuarial Sciences. He has developed his academic career in “la universitat de Valencia, en la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha y en la Universidad de Alcalá” where he currently is a financial economics professors. He has specialized in the area of financial and actuarial risk management, and particularly, in the management of interest and longevity risks. He has been the main researcher in various national investigation projects and he has also published numerous books and articles of academic nature in international magazines such as Journal of Banking and Finance, The Journal of Future Markets, European Financial Management, Quantitative Finance o European Journal of Operational Research.



Professor at University of Valencia. Research Fellow of the Research Centre on Socio-Economic Behaviour (ERI-CES) and Intelligent Data Analysis Laboratory (IDAL). Scientific advisor of DevStat.

Jose has been working in behavioural economics and quantitative methods to support decision-making since 1997. During this time, he has been developing both theoretical and applied research in these fields, as well as transfer of knowledge and consulting to the EC, UN, national governments and the industry. His thematic areas of application of behavioural and quantitative methods include behavioural retailing finance and insurance, online behaviour and cybersecurity, e-voting, usage of TICs in households and companies, consumer behaviour, interaction human-machine, framing and utilisation of quantitative inputs for decision-making, impact measurement of public policies and international public procurement, among others.

He has been published in top international journals such as PLOS ONE, Econometrica, Games and Economic Behavior, Management Decision and Journal of Business Research, among others.

Currently, he is a member of the Senior Management Team and researcher of the consortium led by LSE for the CHAFEA framework contract on behavioural studies for the EC, Team Leader of the Public Procurement Initiative funded by DG TRADE and senior researcher in the H2020 project CYBECO (Supporting Cyberinsurance from a Behavioural Choice Perspective). Jose is also working as an expert in the Enlightenment 2.0 initiative, a working group of the Joint Research Centre to support the European Commission in evidence-based political decision-making.



Currently dedicated to the practical application of Behavioral Economics, especially in the financial and insurance sector as founder of BEruns and senior advisor in People consulting. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Workshop Pensions and Insurance of the University of Barcelona, ​​of the Global Association of Applied Behavioral Scientists and of the Board of Aedipe de Catalunya. He has been Director of People Services at CaixaBank Operational Services, providing people management services to the CaixaBank Group companies from 2018 to 2021. From 1999 to 2018 Director of People at VidaCaixa, CaixaBank Insurance Group, leader in life insurance and pensions in the Spanish market. During this period, he was responsible for the training of insurance and pensions at Caixabank. During this stage he was a member of the Labor Commission of the UNESPA insurance sector employer. Previously, Jesús worked as a consultant for ten years in the field of human resources and organization at the firms Pricewaterhousecoopers (PWC) and Andersen Consulting (Accenture).

He is currently a PhD candidate at the Valencia University, Economics. Graduate in Psychology from the University of Valencia and Postgraduate in Expert in Savings and Social Welfare from the Pompeu Fabra University. He also has a General Management Program at IESE Business School.



Jorge de Andrés Sánchez is a finance professor at the Rovira y Virgili University and a member of its Social and Business Research Laboratory research group. He is the author of numerous articles on financial-actuarial issues in both Spanish journals (Financial Analysis, Annals of the Spanish Institute of Actuaries, Spanish Journal of Financing and Accounting, etc.) and international journals (Journal of Risk and Insurance, Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, etc. )



Raúl Merino has been working full-time for more than a decade in the industry as Risk Quant. Raúl is also an Associate Professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). He has a Master’s degree in Mathematics for Financial Instruments from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM), and a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Quantitative Economics from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED). He obtained a PhD on the use of the decomposition formula in stochastic volatility models under the supervision of Josep Vives at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB). His research interests are in stochastic analysis and applied mathematics, with a special focus on applications to mathematical finance.