The Pension Research Council sponsors interdisciplinary research on the entire range of private pension and social security programs. Becoming a member of the Wharton Partnership Program via the Pension Research Council with your tax-deductible gift will support research projects, annual conferences, and special events.


Connect with industry experts at our annual Symposium, covering topics of timely interest to members.


Engage your institution in the social, economic, legal, actuarial, and financial implications of the PRC’s research.


Support scholarly research on global aging, successful retirement, and public and private pensions.

Director Level Membership ($25,000+)

Director level members are entitled to:
  • One speaking engagement per year for clients or top management by Pension Research Council Executive Director Olivia S. Mitchell (subject to availability)
Director Level Members:

Associate Level Membership ($10,000-$24,999)

Associate level members may:
  • Send up to three participants to the annual Pension Research Council Symposium at the Wharton School.
  • Attend a special dinner hosted by the Council in the fall.
  • Propose individual and/or team-based long-range research projects based on Members’ research interests, to be carried out under the aegis of the Pension Research Council.
  • Receive information about Executive Education offerings sponsored by the Aresty Institute of the Wharton School, and work with Wharton to design custom training by special arrangement.
  • Work with staff to identify students for engagement via the Field Application Project.
  • Receive important pension and benefits books published by the Pension Research Council.
  • Receive reports on “breaking” research in the form of working papers, affording access to important and policy-relevant analysis in a timely manner.
  • Participate in dissemination via media contacts and the Internet.

As a member, you’ll become part of the Wharton Partnership Program.

Press Releases

Wharton’s Pension Research Council Celebrates its 65th Anniversary

The Pension Research Council is pleased to celebrate its 65th year of research and debate on key policy issues affecting pensions, social security, and other benefit plans. The PRC is known internationally for its interdisciplinary research on private pension and social security programs as well as related benefit plans in the United States and abroad. ...Read More

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