Research Conference

October 19-22, 2006

Woodstock, Vermont

 

Program Organizers:  Jeffrey Brown, Jeffrey Liebman and David Wise

 

The NBER Retirement Research Center gratefully acknowledges financial support from the Social Security Administration through grant #10-P-98363-1-03. 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. 

 

 

View Paper:     Earnings Responses to Increases in Payroll Taxes

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                        Jeffrey Liebman, Harvard University and NBER

                      Emmanuel Saez, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

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                        Bruce Meyer, University of Chicago and NBER

 

 

View Paper:     Removing the Disincentives in Social Security for Long Careers

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                        Gopi Shah Goda, Stanford University

                        John Shoven, Stanford University and NBER

                        Sita Slavov, Occidental College

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                        Erzo Luttmer, Harvard University and NBER

 

 

View Paper:     Notional Defined Contribution Pension Systems in a Stochastic Context: Design and Stability

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                        Alan J. Auerbach, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

                      Ronald Lee, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

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                        Jeffrey Liebman, Harvard University and NBER

 

 

View Paper:     Reforming Social Security with Progressive Personal Accounts

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                        John Geanakoplos, Yale University

                      Stephen P. Zeldes, Columbia University and NBER

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                        Jason Furman, New York University

 

 

View Paper:     Who Chooses Defined Contribution Plans?

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Jeffrey R. Brown, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and NBER

Scott J. Weisbenner, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and NBER

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Brigitte Madrian, Harvard University and NBER

 

 

View Paper:     The Importance of Default Options for Retirement Saving Outcomes: Evidence from the United States

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                      John Beshears, Harvard University

                      James Choi, Yale University and NBER

                      David Laibson, Harvard University and NBER

                      Brigitte Madrian, Harvard University and NBER

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                      Jeffrey R. Brown, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and NBER

 

 

View Paper:     The Decline of Defined Benefit Retirement Plans and Asset Flows

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                        James Poterba, MIT and NBER

                        Steven Venti, Dartmouth College and NBER

                        David Wise, Harvard University and NBER

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                        Jonathan Skinner, Dartmouth College and NBER

                       

 

View Paper:     Demographic Change, Relative Factor Prices, International Capital Flows and Welfare

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                        Alexander Ludwig, MEA, University of Mannheim

                        Axel Boersch-Supan, University of Mannheim and NBER

                        Dirk Krueger, Goethe University Frankfurt and NBER                    

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                        James Poterba, MIT and NBER

 

 

View Paper:     Reducing Social Security PRA Risk at the Individual Level – Lifecycle Funds and No-loss Strategies

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                        James Poterba, MIT and NBER

                        Joshua Rauh, University of Chicago and NBER

                        Steven Venti, Dartmouth College and NBER

                        David Wise, Harvard University and NBER

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                        Douglas Elmendorf, Federal Reserve Board

 

 

View Paper:     Reducing the Risk of Investment-Based Social Security Reform

Martin Feldstein, Harvard University and NBER

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                        David Wilcox, Federal Reserve Board

 

 

View Paper:     Changing Progressivity as a Means of Risk Protection in Investment-Based Social Security

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                        Andrew Samwick, Dartmouth College and NBER

                       

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                        Michael Hurd, RAND Corporation and NBER

 

                       

View Paper:     Pricing Social Security Guarantees: A Simplified Approach

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                        Andrew Biggs, Social Security Administration

                        Clark Burdick, Social Security Administration

                        Kent Smetters, Wharton School and NBER     

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                      George Pennacchi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

 

View Paper:   Is the US Population Behaving Healthier

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                      David M. Cutler, Harvard University and NBER

                      Edward L. Glaeser, Harvard University and NBER

                      Allison B. Rosen, University of Michigan Health System

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                      Jim Smith, RAND Corporation