Wharton School’s Pension Research Council Welcomes The Pew Charitable Trusts as Associate Level Member

The Pension Research Council at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce that The Pew Charitable Trusts has joined the Council as an Associate Level Member for 2023. Pew was also a member of the PRC in 2018.

Dr. John Scott, Director of Pew’s Retirement Savings Project, said, “Now more than ever, people need innovative solutions as they prepare for retirement, and we look forward to engaging with the Pension Research Council to further advance research in this space.”

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 foster a close research relationship with Pew. We look forward to building new knowledge together on global retirement security.”

The Pew Charitable Trusts is an independent nonprofit organization driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. In operation for over 70 years, its mission is to improve public policy through rigorous research, inform the public by providing illuminating data, and invigorate civic life by encouraging democratic participation in strong communities.

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 repository on Scholarly Commons. 

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Founded in 1881 as the world’s first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is shaping the future of business by incubating ideas, driving insights, and creating leaders who change the world. With a faculty of more than 235 renowned professors, Wharton has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students. Each year 13,000 professionals from around the world advance their careers through Wharton Executive Education’s individual, company-customized, and online programs. More than 104,000 Wharton alumni form a powerful global network of leaders who transform business every day. For more information, visit www.wharton.upenn.edu/.

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