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17th Annual RRC Conference


National Press Club, Washington, DC 20045
August 6-7, 2015

Panel 1: RETIREMENT INCENTIVES

Dayanand Manoli, University of Texas at Austin, and Andrea Weber, University of Mannheim
The Effects of Increasing the Early Retirement Age on Employment of Older Workers
Summary   Slides

Alicia H. Munnell, Geoffrey Sanzenbacher, and Matthew Rutledge, Boston College
What Causes Workers to Retire Before They Plan?
Analyzing the Relative Importance of Health, Financial,Familial, and Employment Shocks
Summary    Slides

Theodore Figinski, Department of the Treasury, and David Neumark, University of California, Irvine
Does Eliminating the Earnings Test Increase Old-Age Poverty of Women?
Summary    Slides
Discussant: Howard Iams, Social Security Administration   Slides

Panel 2: ASSET ACCUMULATION

James Poterba, MIT; Steven Venti, Dartmouth College; and David Wise, Harvard University
What Determines End-of-Life Assets? A Retrospective View
Summary    Slides
Discussant: John Sabelhaus, Federal Reserve Board   Slides

Matthew Rutledge and Francis Vitagliano, Boston College, and April Yanyuan Wu, Mathematica Policy Research
Do Tax Incentives Increase 401(k) Retirement Saving? Evidence from the Adoption of Catch-Up Contributions
Summary    Slides
Discussant: Patrick Purcell, Social Security Administration   Slides

Eric French, University College London; Hans-Martin von Gaudecker, University of Bonn; and John Bailey Jones, State University of New York at Albany
The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on the Labor Supply, Savings, and Social Security of Older Americans
Summary    Slides

Panel 3: HEALTH

Raj Chetty, Shelby Lin, and Augustin Bergeron, Harvard University; Sarah Abraham and Michael Stepner, MIT; and Nicholas Turner, Department of the Treasury
Mortality-Income Gradients in the United States: New Evidence from Tax Records
Summary    Slides

Lauren Schmitz, The New School
Do Working Conditions at Older Ages Shape the Health Gradient?
Summary    Slides
Discussant: Barbara Bovbjerg, Government Accountability Office   Slides

Padmaja Ayyagari and David Frisvold, University of Iowa
The Impact of Social Security Income on Cognitive Function at Older Ages
Summary    Slides

Panel 4: IMMIGRATION

George Borjas, Harvard University
The Labor Supply of Undocumented Immigrants: Towards an Assessment of the Impact of Status Regularization
Summary    Slides
Discussant: Stephen Goss, Social Security Administration   Slides

David Love and Lucie Schmidt, Williams College
The Comprehensive Wealth of Immigrants and Natives
Summary    Slides
Discussant: Maria E. Enchautegui, Urban Institute   Slides

Emma Aguila, University of Southern California, and Alma Vega, University of Pennsylvania
Social Security Contributions and Return Migration Among Older Mexican Immigrants
Summary    Slides

Panel 5: EMPLOYMENT AND RETIREMENT

Marco Angrisani, Arie Kapteyn, and Erik Meijer, University of Southern California
Non-Monetary Job Characteristics and Employment Transitions at Older Ages
Summary    Slides
Discussant: David Weir, University of Michigan   Slides

Richard W. Johnson and Karen Smith, Urban Institute
The Great Recession, the Social Safety Net, and Economic Security for 50+ Americans
Summary    Slides
Discussant: Paul S. Davies, Social Security Administration   Slides

Brooke Helppie McFall, Amanda Sonnega, and Robert Willis, University of Michigan
Changing Work Demands and Compositional Changes in Occupations: Effects on Expected Retirement
Summary    Slides
Discussant: Josh Mitchell, Bureau of the Census   Slides

Panel 6: HEALTH REFORM AND RETIREMENT

Melissa Favreault, Urban Institute
How Would Social Security Changes Affect Medicare Costs and Seniors' Out-of-Pocket Spending?
Summary    Slides

Anek Belbase and Geoffrey Sanzenbacher, Boston College
Does Age-Related Decline in Ability Correspond with Retirement Age?
Summary   Slides

Helen Levy, Thomas C. Buchmueller, and Sayeh Nikpay, University of Michigan
The Effect of Health Reform on Retirement
Summary    Slides
Discussant: Kevin Whitman, Pew Trusts   Slides

Panel 7: SAVING BEHAVIOR

Gopi Shah Goda, Stanford University; Matthew Levy, London School of Economics; Colleen Manchester and Aaron Sojourner, University of Minnesota; and Joshua Tasoff, Claremont Graduate University
The Role of Time Preferences and Exponential-Growth Bias in Retirement Savings
Summary    Slides
Discussant: Melissa Knoll, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau   Slides

Irena Dushi, Social Security Administration, and Alicia H. Munnell, Geoffrey Sanzenbacher, and Anthony Webb, Boston College
Do Households Increase Their Savings When the Kids Leave Home?
Summary    Slides
Discussant: William Gale, Brookings Institution   Slides

John Beshears, David Laibson, and Brigitte Madrian, Harvard University; James Choi, Yale University; and Sean Wang, NBER
Who is Easier to Nudge?
Summary    Slides
Discussant: Jack Van Derhei, Employee Benefit Research Institute   Slides

 
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