NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Who Chooses Defined Contribution Plans?

Jeffrey R. Brown, Scott J. Weisbenner

NBER Working Paper No. 12842
Issued in January 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

This research was supported by the U.S. Social Security Administration through grant #10-P-98363-1-03 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. We are grateful to SSA for this support. We are also grateful to Dan Slack, Doug Steele, and other staff members at the State Universities Retirement System for their tireless efforts to provide us with the data for this project and for helpful conversations about the SURS system. We thank Brigitte Madrian, Olivia Mitchell, and participants at the 2006 Retirement Research Consortium and the 2006 NBER RRC conference for helpful comments. Sarah Jackson provided excellent research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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