2022 Symposium:

2022 Symposium: Real-World Shocks and Retirement System Resiliency

April 28 – 29, 2022

Growing awareness of real-world shocks including market downturns, health surprises, and labor market readjustments is calling into question the ability of global retirement systems to remain healthy and sustain future retirees. The 2022 PRC Symposium on “Real-World Shocks and Retirement System Resiliency” will explore how the changing financial and labor markets, and social as well as private insurance programs, will drive the need for new policy to meet these challenges. The event will be of interest to asset owners, researchers, management/advisory firms, financial advisors, and policymakers. Keynoters will include a discussion of how economic and financial phenomena are changing saving, investments, wealth, and inequality, as well as pension resiliency around the world. Our April 28-29, 2022 Wharton conference is by invitation only and limited to members. Click here for more information about membership.

Conference Agenda

Please find the conference speakers’ bios here.


Thursday, April 28, 2022

9:00: Welcome and Introductory Remarks. Olivia S. Mitchell, Pension Research Council of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

Session I: Labor Market Shocks: Scarring the Future?

Moderator: John Sabelhaus, The Brookings Institution

10:15-10:25 Session Break

Session II: The Changing Financial Environment and Retirement Security

Moderator: Olivia S. Mitchell, Pension Research Council

Keynote I

11:35: Moderator: Debra Whitman, AARP

12:30: Session closes


Friday, April 29, 2022

9:00: Welcome Back

Session III: Real-World Shocks and Policy Developments

Moderator: Karen Dynan, Harvard University

Session Break 10:15-10:30

Keynote II

10:30: Moderator Sudipto Banerjee, T. Rowe Price

Session Closes: 11:30 am