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Advocates for raising the retirement age to 70 and beyond argue that since the "average" American is living longer, lifetime benefits are actually increasing.

Authors use demand-driven models of economic growth and inequality to conclude US household wealth concentration is not likely to decline in response to fiscal interventions alone.

Despite billions in tax breaks to incentivize retirement savings, almost half of the American workforce does not have a retirement plan.

This policy note illustrates that the average total balance in all retirement accounts is inadequate for retirement security.

The number of 65-year-olds per year who are poor or near poor will increase by 146% between 2013 and 2022.

Despite spending $100 billion a year in retirement tax breaks, the U.S. faces a retirement income security crisis.

Using a multi-agent systems model, this paper shows that real economies, especially those subject to recurrent financial crises, can be neither horizontalist nor verticalist.

This paper shows how regional distributions of income and consumption have evolved very differently over time.


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.