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Multiemployer Pension Bailout Plan is Fatally Flawed

Multiemployer pension plans in the United States are in dire financial straits. It’s estimated that the retirement plans of workers and retirees covered by these plans in the mining, retail trade, construction, transportation and other such sectors face a $54 billion shortfall today. Read More

New International Pension Research Association Announced

July 2019: Some of the leading names in pensions research have come together to create a new international association which aims to promote and advance high-quality social science research on pensions, aging, and retirement. The International Pension Research Association (IPRA) was formally announced earlier this month at the OECD. Led by highly-regarded Australian pension economist Professor ...Read More

TIAA Institute and Boettner/PRC Call for Proposals: Financial Wellness, Behavioral Insurance, and Retirement Planning

The TIAA Institute & Boettner/Pension Research Council (PRC) Partnership Call for Proposals: Financial Wellness, Behavioral Insurance, and Retirement Planning Proposals due July 15, 2019, 5:00 p.m. EST The TIAA Institute is again partnering with the Wharton School’s Boettner Center/Pension Research Council at the University of Pennsylvania to fund innovative research related to older Americans’ financial wellness, behavioral insurance, ...Read More

Interview: Treasury Department Rescinds Obama-Era Rules on Lump-Sum Pension Payments

Olivia S. Mitchell and Elizabeth Kennedy discuss implications of the treasury department’s decision to allow employers to pay out retirees’ pensions with a one-time lump sum payment, thus reversing Obama-era guidance that had banned this practice. Listen to the full piece above. Interview begins at 3:35. This segment originally aired on Sirius XM Channel 132, ...Read More

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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