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This research was performed pursuant to a grant from the AARP Innovation Challenge.
How does effective demand, productivity growth, income, and wealth distributions influence and constrain the economy? 
This paper explores how climate damage affects the long-run evolution of the economy.
The number of earnings shocks people experience - job loss, divorce, health emergencies, etc - differs by income level, contributing to inequality in retirement wealth.
About a quarter of people with long-term care insurance let their policies lapse before they die.
This paper finds that negative economic shocks cause 401(k) contribution behavior to react in ways consistent with reactions to fear and past trauma.
The reduction in wages resulting from the increase in older workers provides a cautionary note to those advocating delayed retirement as a solution to the retirement savings crisis.
Do policies to keep older people working cause wage stagnation?

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