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October 8, 2015 to October 9, 2015

2015 Working Longer and Retirement Conference

2015 Working Longer and Retirement Conference

A two-day SIEPR conference addressed the major problems of the 21st Century - adjusting labor market and retirement institutions for substantially longer lifetimes. 

Conference
How Do Pre-Retirement Job Characteristics Shape One's Post-Retirement Cognitive Decline Trajectory?
Presenter(s) : 
Robert Willis, Dawn C. Carr, Melissa Castora-Binkley, Ben Lennox Kail and Laura Carstensen
Discussants: 

Mike Hurd

Cognitive Aging: Opportunities and Challenges
Presenter(s) : 

Ursula Staudinger

Discussants: 

Lisa Berkman

Trajectories to Retirement: The Role of Personal Traits, Attitudes and Expectations
Presenter(s) : 

Susann Rohwedder and Andrew Parker

Discussants: 

Gwen Fisher

American Working Conditions
Presenter(s) : 

Nicole Maestas, Kathleen J. Mullen, David Powell, Till von Wachter and Jeffrey Wenger

Discussants: 

John Pencavel

The Financial Feasibility of Deferring Social Security
Presenter(s) : 

Gopi Shah Goda, Shanthi Ramnath, John Shoven and Sita Slavov

Discussants: 

Jason Scott

The Mortality Effects of Early Retirement
Presenter(s) : 

Maria Fitzpatrick and Tim Moore

Discussants: 

Andrew Goodman-Bacon

Work after Retiring: Work–life Transitions of Public Employees in North Carolina
Presenter(s) : 
Robert L. Clark, Robert G. Hammond, Melinda Sandler Morrill and Aditi Pathak
Discussants: 

Joanna Lahey

Reconsidering the Consequences of Worker Displacements: Survey versus Administrative Measurements
Presenter(s) : 

Matthew Shapiro, Aaron Flaaen and Isaac Sorkin

Discussants: 

Luigi Pistaferri

Retirement in China
Presenter(s) : 

Yaohui Zhao

Discussants: 

Scott Rozelle

Survey Results for DB Retirees: Lump-Sum vs. Annuities and Social Security Claiming Behavior
Presenter(s) : 

Steven Nyce, Syl Schieber, John Shoven, Sita Slavov and David Wise           

Discussants: 

Katherine Carman