Meeting to Focus on Retirement Research

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It’s not too late to sign up to attend the Retirement Research Consortium’s (RRC) 20th annual meeting in Washington on Thursday and Friday, August 2 and 3.

Its purpose is to provide RRC researchers from around the country an opportunity to present their working papers to colleagues, the press, policy experts, and financial professionals. The consortium’s studies are all funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration.

The researchers will cover a variety of financial and policy issues facing workers and retirees. Topics will include the gains in longevity when retirement is delayed, widows’ poverty, and an analysis of low-income workers’ earnings and retirement prospects.

Another paper explores the decline in the share of total U.S. earnings that are being covered by Social Security as increases at the top of the income scale outpace increases in the payroll tax cap.  The links between money management and cognitive impairment among the elderly will be explored by one panel.

The members of the research consortium are the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, which sponsors this blog; the University of Michigan Retirement Research Center; and the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Please join us!

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ellen lalone

Will the session be live over the internet as in previous years?

    Amy (Asst. Dir. of Communications, CRR)

    Thanks for asking, Ellen! Yes, the event will be live streaming. We anticipate the registration for the live stream to be available in the next week or so. Check back on the website soon.

Gail Buckner

Hi – will the agenda be posted? I can’t make the conference, but I would like to hear the panel on money management and cognitive impairment. If I cannot stream it live will there be a re-play available?

    Amy (Asst. Dir. of Communications, CRR)

    Hi Gail,

    Yes, the agenda is posted here. NBER is this year’s organizing Center, so I am not sure if they’re planning to archive the presentations following the meeting. You may want to check with them directly.


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