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September 18, 2017

Media Workshop: Understanding the Public Employee Pension Debate

Media Workshop: Understanding the Public Employee Pension Debate

Workshop
Location: 
SIEPR Gunn Building Koret-Taube Conference Center 366 Galvez St. Stanford University
Admission: 

By Invitation Only

Contact: 
Celia Clark
650-725-1872
celia.clark@stanford.edu

September 18, 2017

9:15am to 9:30am
Welcoming Remarks
Presenter(s) : 
Mark Duggan, The Trione Director of SIEPR; The Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics, Stanford University
Joe Nation, Professor of the Practice of Public Policy, Stanford University
 
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Olympia Nguyen, Research Manager, Public Employee Pension Project
 
9:30am to 9:50am
Session I
There Isn’t Really a Pension Problem, Is There?
Presenter(s) : 

Joe Nation, Professor of the Practice of Public Policy, Stanford University

 

Topics:

Funded Ratios (CA, other states, local agencies)

Unfunded Liabilities (CA, other states, local agencies)

Public Pensions Relative to Other Debt Challenges

Employer Contribution Requirements and Crowd Out

9:50am to 10:40am
Session II
Pension Basics
Presenter(s) : 
Jay Peters, Pension Consultant
Jonathan Holtzman, Public Law Group
 
 
Topics: 
California Public Sector Pension Funding Policies: How Do They Compare with Private Sector Rules?
The “California Rule”

 

10:40am to 10:45am
Break
10:45am to 11:55am
Session III
What is a Discount Rate, Anyway? And Why Do They Matter?
Presenter(s) : 
William Sharpe, STANCO 25 Professor of Finance, Emeritus, Stanford University
Jeremy Bulow, The Richard Stepp Professor of Economics, Stanford University
Scott Terando, Chief Actuary, CalPERS
 
11:55am to 12:25pm
Session IV
Pension Governance
Presenter(s) : 
David Crane, Lecturer, Stanford University
Sean Bill, Trustee, City of San Jose Retirement Board
 
Topic:
Who Sits On Public Pension Boards?
 

 

12:25pm to 1:15pm
Lunch
1:15pm to 2:15pm
Session V
Pension Crowd Out
Presenter(s) : 
Joe Nation, Professor of the Practice of Public Policy, Stanford University
Chuck Reed, former Mayor, City of San Jose
Dev Davis, Councilmember, City of San Jose
 
2:15pm to 3:15pm
Session VI
Pension Reform
Presenter(s) : 
Chuck Reed, former Mayor, City of San Jose
Olympia Nguyen, Research Manager, Public Employee Pension Project
Ashby Monk, Executive and Research Director, Stanford Global Projects Center
 
Topics:
Governance
Operations
Benefits
Investments
Transparency
Models for Reform
 
3:15pm to 3:25pm
Break
3:25pm to 4:30pm
Session VII
Media Tool Kit and Q&A
Presenter(s) : 
William Sharpe, STANCO 25 Professor of Finance, Emeritus, Stanford University
Joe Nation, Professor of the Practice of Public Policy, Stanford University
Olympia Nguyen, Research Manager, Public Employee Pension Project
 
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Reception