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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
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
 
Related Pension Tracker Projects
Olympia Nguyen, Research Manager, Public Employee Pension Project
 
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

 

Pension Basics
Presenter(s) : 
Jay Peters, Pension Consultant
Jonathan Holtzman, Public Law Group
Josh Rauh, The Ormond Family Professor of Finance, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
 
 
Topics: 
California Public Sector Pension Funding Policies: How Do They Compare with Private Sector Rules?
The “California Rule”

 

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
 
Pension Governance
Presenter(s) : 
David Crane, Lecturer, Stanford University
Sean Bill, former Trustee, City of San Jose Retirement Board
Richard Costigan, CalPERS Board of Administration
 
Topic:
Who Sits On Public Pension Boards?
 

 

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
 
Pension Reform
Presenter(s) : 
Chuck Reed, former Mayor, City of San Jose
Olympia Nguyen, Research Manager, Public Employee Pension Project
Richard Costigan, CalPERS Board of Administration
 
Topics:
Governance
Operations
Benefits
Investments
Transparency
Models for Reform
 
Media Toolkit 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