Pension Funds and Sustainable Investment: Challenges and Opportunities – Now available via Open Access

Interested in sustainable investing? From historical roots to future trends, our new book Pension Funds and Sustainable Investment: Challenges and Opportunities, edited by Profs P. Brett Hammond, Raimond Maurer, and Olivia S. Mitchell, offers a comprehensive view of environmental, social, and governance criteria in pension fund investing. This volume delves into ethical/financial considerations as well as potential risks and rewards of ESG integration in pension funds. Read More

How would 401(k) ‘Rothification’ alter saving, retirement security, and inequality?

Taxing 401(k) contributions versus payouts will alter saving, investment, consumption, & Social Security claiming. But there’s little rationale for policymakers to favor taxing pension contributions versus pension payouts, on egalitarian or revenue-enhancing grounds. Research by Vanya Horneff and Raimond Maurer of Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, and Olivia S. Mitchell of The Wharton School via Journal of Pension Economics & Finance.Read More

A Financial Literacy Test That Works

Brokers, financial advice providers, and many others need to test peoples’ ability to manage their money. Nevertheless, there are some who debate such tests arguing that they aren’t useful for predicting behavior. But our work has confirmed that there actually IS a short and very effective diagnostic financial literacy test that can be used to measure financial know-how and predict behavior.Read More