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October 10, 2013 - 12:00am

2013 Working Longer and Retirement Conference

2013 Working Longer and Retirement Conference

In this two-day jointly sponsored conference with the Stanford Center for Longevity, we hope to uncover the institutional adjustments needed to accommodate longer lifetimes, particularly policies related to working longer and retirement. Through this conference we will encourage more research on what is needed to accommodate the new demographics, particularly in labor markets and retirement programs. A related objective is to further the exchange of ideas between those working in this field. The Sloan Foundation and Marsh & McLennan Companies contributed generously to this conference.

Location: 

SIEPR

Causes and Consequences of the Rising Cost of Public Employee Pensions
Presenter(s) : 

Joshua D. Rauh, Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution and SIEPR, Stanford University 
 

Discussant:

Robert Clark, Zelnak Professor, Poole College of Management, North Carolina State University

The Judiciary, Public Pensions, and Fiscal Crisis: An Institutional Critique
Presenter(s) : 

Ronald J. Gilson, the Charles Meyers Professor of Law and Business and Peter Conti-Brown, an Academic Fellow at the Rock Center for Corporate Governance

Discussant:

Theodore R. Groom, Principal, Groom Law Group

Government Budgetary Impact of Later Retirements
Presenter(s) : 

Gary Burtless, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies and The John C. and Nancy D. Whitehead Chair, Brookings Institution

Discussant:

Jeff Clemens, Professor of Economics, UC San Diego

Health and Work at Older Ages: Using Mortality to Assess Employment Capacity Across Countries
Presenter(s) : 

David Wise, Research Associate, NBER 

Kevin Milligan, Associate Professor, Vancouver School of Economics,University of British Columbia

Discussant:

Michael Hurd, Director, RAND Center for the Study of Aging; Senior Principal Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School

Will Delayed Retirement by the Baby Boomers Lead to Higher Unemployment among Younger Workers?
Presenter(s) : 

Alicia Munnell, Peter F. Drucker Professor of Management Sciences, Director, Center for Retirement Research, Carroll School of Management, Boston College 

April Wu, Research Economist, Center for Retirement Research, Boston College

Discussant:

Brigitte Madrian, Aetna Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Management, Harvard Kennedy School

Recent Changes in the Gains from Delaying Social Security
Presenter(s) : 

John Shoven, The Trione Director of SIEPR and the Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics, Stanford University 

Sita Slavov, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Discussant:

Henry Aaron, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Exchanging Delayed Social Security Benefits for Lump Sums: Could This Incentivize Longer Work Careers?
Presenter(s) : 

Olivia S. Mitchell, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor, Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, Professor of Insurance and Risk Management and Executive Director, Pension Research Council, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania 

Ralph Rogalla, Finance Department, Goethe University through NBER

Discussant:

Maria Fitzpatrick, Assistant Professor, Cornell University

The Floor-Leverage Rule for Retirement
Presenter(s) : 

Jason Scott, Managing Director, Financial Engines Retiree Research Center 

John Watson, Fellow, Financial Engines

Discussant:

Clemens Sialm, The Mark and Sheila Wolfson Distinguished Visiting Associate Professor at SIEPR

The Cognitive Demands of Work and the Length of Working Life
Presenter(s) : 

Bob Willis, Research Professor at Population Studies Center, Professor in Economics, and Research Professor at Survey Research Center, University of Michigan

Discussant:

Laura Carstensen, Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy, Professor of Psychology, Director, Stanford Center on Longevity, Stanford University

Increasing Work life: The Role of the Employer
Presenter(s) : 

Robert Clark, Zelnak Professor, Poole College of Management, North Carolina State University 

Melinda Morrill, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, North Carolina State University

Discussant:

Orley Ashenfelter, Joseph Douglas Green 1895 Professor of Economics, Princeton University

The Effect of Local Labor Demand Conditions on the Labor Supply Outcomes of Older Americans
Presenter(s) : 

Nicole Maestas, Senior Economist; Research Department Director, Economics, Sociology, and Statistics Department; Director, RAND Center for Disability Research; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School 

Kathleen Mullen, Economist; Associate Director, RAND Center for Disability Research; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School 

David Powell, Associate Economist, Santa Monica Office, RAND

Discussant:

Joanna Lahey, Associate Professor, The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A & M University

Retirement Plan Type and Employee Mobility: The Role of Selection and Incentive Effects
Presenter(s) : 

Gopi Shah Goda, Senior Research Scholar, SIEPR 

Damon Jones, Associate Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago 

Colleen Manchester, Assistant Professor, Work and Organizations Department, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

Discussant:

Luigi Pitaferri, Associate Professor of Economics, Stanford University