Past Events

U.S. Pensions in the 2000’s, the Lost Decade

April 15, 2017

Edward Wolff, economist at New York University, presented his paper, “U.S. Pensions in the 2000’s: The Lost Decade,” on October 14, 2016 as part of the Economics of Aging speaker series.

His work examines trends in pension, total wealth, and wealth inequality between 1986 and 2010, a period during which 401(k) plans largely displaced traditional defined benefit retirement plans in the private sector. 

Presentation: U.S. Pensions in the 2000's: The Lost Decade

The Political Economics of Aging speaker series is a forum for academics and practitioners to share and engage in cutting edge research in social policy and the political economy of aging. The series is designed to forge interdisciplinary connections and examine how to progressively manage an aging society. The series is sponsored by SCEPA's Retirement Equity Lab, led by economists and retirement experts Teresa Ghilarducci and Tony Webb.

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