Insights Blog

President Trump‘s record-long State of the Union address offered two short points relevant to ordinary people‘s finances, including retirement accounts and after-tax income.

SCEPA Director and economist Teresa Ghilarducci and Blackstone President Hamilton “Tony” James published the second edition of their co-authored book, Rescuing Retirement: A Plan to Guarantee Retirement Security for All Americans, from Colombia University Press.

For a woman, being an economist in academia is not unlike any other workplace.

Willi Semmler, who leads SCEPA's Economics of Climate Change project, and a diverse team of researchers received a competitive grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC).

Despite Trump's efforts to rollback federal retirement reform, 22 states introduced reform since his inauguration. 

Retirement systems in rich nations have shifted away from pay-as-you-go social insurance programs (such as Social Security) and towards financially-based, advance–funded retirement accounts (such as 401(k)-type accounts).

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SCEPA works to focus the public economics debate on the role government can and should play in the real productive economy - that of business, management, and labor - to raise living standards, create economic security, and attain full employment.