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September 26, 2012

New (Free) Book: Aging and the Macroeconomy: Long-Term Implications of an Older Population

Filed under: Financial Literacy,New Research,Personal Finance,PRC in the News,Retirement Research — The Pension Research Council @ 3:08 pm

A new book by the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on the Long-Run Macro-Economic Effects of the Aging U.S. Population discusses measures at the individual and federal levels to ensure our financially secure future. PRC Executive Director Olivia S. Mitchell served on the Committee. Entitled Aging and the Macroeconomy: Long-Term Implications of an Older Population, it is available for free download at

The Committee’s membership was as follows:

Co-chair: Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, TIAA-CREF
Co-chair: Ronald Lee, Department of Demography, University of California-Berkeley
Alan J. Auerbach, Department of Economics, University of California-Berkeley;
Axel Boersch-Supan, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy
John Bongaarts, Policy Research Division, The Population Council
Susan M. Collins, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
Charles M. Lucas, Osprey Point Consulting
Deborah J. Lucas, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Olivia S. Mitchell, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
William D. Nordhaus, Department of Economics, Yale University
James M. Poterba, Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
John W. Rowe, Department of Health Policy & Management, Columbia University
Louise M. Sheiner, The Federal Reserve Board
David A. Wise, JFK School of Government, Harvard University


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