Introduction to "Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: The Capacity to Work at Older Ages"

Courtney Coile, Kevin Milligan, David A. Wise

Chapter in NBER book Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: The Capacity to Work at Older Ages (2017), David A. Wise, editor (p. 1 - 33)
Published in May 2017 by University of Chicago Press
© 2017 by the National Bureau of Economic Research
in NBER Book Series - International Social Security

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Kevin Milligan ----

January 17, 2016

This document attempts to disclose completely my potential conflicts of interest, using the principles circulated by the American Economic Association on January 5, 2012.

Item (2): Sources of support:

“Each author of a submitted article should identify each interested party from whom he or she has received significant financial support, summing to at least $10,000 in the past three years, …”

The following corresponds to the calendar years 2012-2015. Below is a complete listing of sources of support that exceed $10,000. For several of these, a grant flowed through a research organization. I have tried to list both the research organization and ultimate source of the funds.

1. University of British Columbia: salary. (2012 2013 2014 2015)

2. National Institute on Aging / National Bureau of Economic Research: stipend for International Social Security project. (2012 2013 2014 )

3. National Bureau of Economic Research / Social Security Administration: stipend for paper. (2013)

4. Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network / Human Resources and Skills Development Canada: stipend for paper and directing research series. (2012 2013)

5. Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada: Standard Research Grant. (2012 2013 2015)

6. C.D. Howe Institute, stipend for role as Scholar-in-Residence (2014 2015)

Item (3): relevant paid or unpaid positions:

“Each author should disclose any paid or unpaid positions as officer, director, or board member of relevant non-profit advocacy organizations or profit-making entities.”

The following list covers activities in the years 2012-2015:

1. Editor, Canadian Tax Journal. (Paid) (2012 2013 2014 2015)

2. Associate Editor, Journal of Pension Economics and Finance. (Unpaid) (2012 2013 2014 2015)

3. Academic Director, British Columbia Interuniversity Research Data Centre (Unpaid; teaching release / research stipend). Funded by UBC/UVIC/SFU/UNBC/SSHRC/CIHR. (2012 2013 2014 2015)

4. President and sole shareholder of KAYEMM CONSULTANCY INCORPORATED, through which some of the above funds have been received. (2012 2013 2014 2015)

5. Board of Directors, Wesley Place Ltd., Vancouver BC. (Unpaid) (2012 2013 2014 2015)

6. Board of Directors, National Tax Association. (Unpaid) (2012)

7. Member of Economic Advisory Council for Liberal Party of Canada. (Unpaid) (2014 2015)

Item (4): disclosure for close relative or partner

I had no domestic partner in the years 2012-2015.

Additional affiliations:

1. Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research. (Unpaid) (2012 2013 2014 2015)

2. Research Fellow, C.D. Howe Institute. (Unpaid) (2012 2013 2014)

3. Scholar-in-Residence, C.D. Howe Institute. (Stipend) (2014 2015)

4. Occasional contributor, Economy Lab, Globe and Mail. (Unpaid) (2012 2013)

5. Occasional contributor, Maclean’s Econowatch. (Paid) (2013 2014 2015)

Asset disclosure:

I hold shares in companies through broadly-diversified mutual funds and investment vehicles. I do not directly hold shares of any corporation (except for KAYEMM CONSULTANCY as noted above).

Political activity:

I am not a member of any political party at the municipal, provincial, or federal levels. I have occasional policy conversations with policymakers from all parties, as well as government officials.

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