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Older workers have not been able to save adequately for retirement.

Economist Willi Semmler, director of SCEPA’s Economics of Climate Change project, gave a presentation in Sorbonne, Paris, as part of the Financial Regulation Lab (LabEx ReFi).  

ReLab's new report, "40% of Older Workers and Their Spouses Will Experience Downward Mobility in Retirement," finds that inadequate retirement accounts will cause 8.5 million middle-class older workers and their spouses to be downwardly mobile in retirement, falling into poverty or near poverty in their old age.

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.