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How Would 401(k) 'Rothification' Alter Saving, Retirement Security, and Inequality?

Vanya Horneff, Raimond Maurer, Olivia S. Mitchell

NBER Working Paper No. 26437
Issued in November 2019

---- Acknowledgments ----

The authors acknowledge research support for this work from the Michigan Retirement and Disability Research Center (MRDRC), the German Investment and Asset Management Association (BVI), and the Pension Research Council/Boettner Center at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. We also thank the initiative High Performance Computing in Hessen for grating us computing time at the LOEWE-CSC and Lichtenberg Cluster; they also thank Anna Maria Maurer for helpful comments. The research reported herein was derived in whole or in part from research activities performed pursuant to a grant from the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) funded as part of the Retirement and Disability Research Consortium. The opinions and conclusions expressed are solely those of the authors and do not represent the opinions or policy of SSA or any agency of the Federal Government, or any of the other institutions with which the authors are affiliated. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the contents of this report. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. This research is part of the NBER Aging program and the Household Portfolio workshop. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Olivia S. Mitchell ----

Mitchell serves as an Independent Trustee for the Wells Fargo Mutual Funds and has received more than $10,000 from the TIAA Institute for research on retirement security.

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