The Pension Research Council at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce that the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) has rejoined the Council as an Associate of the Council for 2019. The IFEBP first joined the PRC in 2006 as an Institutional Member.
Ms. Julie Stich, CEBS, Associate Vice President of Content at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, said, “It has been an honor to be part of the Wharton School’s Pension Research Council. The work of this group has been invaluable in analyzing global retirement issues, specifically how individuals prepare for retirement, their approaches to retirement income, and the roles of employers and government in helping workers achieve retirement security. We look forward to working with our academic and business partners to advance research, explore policy issues, and develop innovative approaches to retirement in the United States and abroad.”
Dr. Olivia S. Mitchell, Professor of Insurance/Risk Management and Applied Economics/Policy, and Executive Director of the Wharton’s Pension Research Council at the University of Pennsylvania, said: “The Council is delighted to continue its research and dissemination relationship with the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. We look forward to ever-greater collaboration on matters of retirement security.”
The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is the premier educational organization dedicated to providing the diverse employee benefits community with objective, solution-oriented education, research and information to ensure the health and financial security of plan beneficiaries worldwide. The Foundation has more than 33,000 multiemployer, corporate and public sector members representing over 25 million lives. For additional information, visit www.ifebp.org.
The Pension Research Council is committed to generating debate on key policy issues affecting pensions and other employee benefits. The Council sponsors interdisciplinary research on private pension and social security programs, as well as related benefit plans in the United States and around the world. It supports scholarly research on global aging, successful retirement, and retirement income security while facilitating access to research and data critical to the investigation of retirement security. Recent working papers are available for download at The Pension Research Council Working Paper Library.
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