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Dorothee Gnaedinger

Dorothee Gnaedinger

Dorothee Gnaedinger joined the Warwick Institute for Employment Research in September 2011. Her main academic research interest lies in the field of private pension provision within emerging markets. For her PhD thesis, Dorothee analysed socio-economic factors influencing private pension provision in the Next Eleven Economies (or N-11), identified by Goldman Sachs as having a high potential of becoming the new BRICS countries, in terms of economic growth.

She has an MA in International Studies and Diplomacy (with Turkish) from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and a BA in International Business Studies with Spanish from the Bristol Business School (University West of England).

Dorothee has worked on employment and pension policies (private and public pensions) for the majority of her professional career, including working as a Senior Analyst, Senior Associate for the global consulting firm Mercer. Dorothee is a regular commentator to the press and used to work as a financial freelance journalist for various international pensions magazines.

Research interests

Pension systems; private pension provision; saving behaviours and the labour market; financial systems and emerging markets.

  • Blossoming interest in timber – Global Pensions April 2008
  • Cutting back on Carbon – Global Pensions August 2009
  • Nigeria: Five year mission – Global Pensions March 2009
  • Hungary: Striving for sustainability – Global Pensions August 2009
  • Conservative investments, strong local markets help Brazilian funds boom – Global Pensions March 2010
  • The changing world of alternative assets and the role of trustees in Europe – Mercer April 2011