2022 Working Longer and Retirement Conference
The tenth annual Working Longer and Retirement conference was held on October 13-14, 2022 at SIEPR. The conference is organized by John Shoven.
It was originally funded by a series of grants from the Sloan Foundation, but this year’s conference was supported by the Financial Freedom Initiative funded from the Charles Schwab Foundation.
This is a research conference concentrating on issues regarding retirement including Social Security, employer-sponsored retirement plans, increasing life expectancy, labor force participation, long-term care and health insurance.
Social Security, Medicare and most state pension plans are inadequately funded to meet their obligations. How to adjust these programs to deal with this problem is just one of the topics taken up in the Working Longer and Retirement conferences. The “working longer” part of the title of the conference reflects the fact that encouraging people to work longer and retire later may be an important part of the solution to the difficulties in financing retirement in this country. Top academics from around the country are invited to participate.
Thursday, October 13, 2022
Trends in Retirement Income Choice by TIAA Participants: 2000-2018
Jim Poterba with Jeff Brown and David Richardson
Discussant – John Sabelhaus
The Impact of Covid-19 Illnesses on Workers
Gopi Shah Goda and Evan Soltas
Discussant – Alan Auerbach
Target Retirement Fund – Using Deferred Life Annuities Instead of Bonds to Make Things Safer
John Shoven and Dan Walton
Discussant – Annamaria Lusardi
Revisiting Retirement and the Social Security Claiming Decision
Neha Bairoliya and Kathleen McKiernan
Discussant – Sita Slavov
Friday, October 14, 2022
Self-assessed Savings Adequacy Before and After the COVID Pandemic
Michael Hurd and Susann Rohwedder
Discussant – Dan McFadden
Why Are Older Men Working More? The Role of Social Security
Discussant – Wei Hu
The American Death Problem
Discussant – Maya Rossin-Slater
The Life-Cycle Model Implies that Most Young People Should Not Save for Retirement
Jason Scott, John Shoven, Sita Slavov and John Watson
Discussant – Robert Clark
Boxed Lunch, Adjourn