The Costs and Consequences of Perceived Political Uncertainty in Social Security

Erzo F. P. Luttmer, Andrew A. Samwick

NBER Retirement Research Center Paper No. NB 11-11
Issued in September 2011

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We thank Steve Venti and Alan Gustman for helpful comments and Poom Nukulkij and Wan Yan of Knowledge Networks for their work on our survey. We are grateful to Matthew Greenwald for providing us with tabulations of data from his research and to Ben Chuchla for exceptional research assistance. This research was supported by the U.S. Social Security Administration through grant #5 RRC08098400-03-00 to the National Bureau of Economic Research as part of the SSA Retirement Research Consortium. The findings and conclusions expressed are solely those of the author(s) and do not represent the views of SSA, any agency of the Federal Government, or the NBER.

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