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In the Media

Stevenson analyzes gender gap in retirement savings

Dec 27, 2022 NPR Marketplace
Betsey Stevenson, NPR Marketplace: Saving for retirement is harder for women because they generally earn less over their lifetimes, said Betsey Stevenson, an economist at the University of Michigan. “For a large number of reasons,” she...
In the Media

Levy discusses inflation effects on retirees

Mar 21, 2022 The Washington Post
As prices rise, retirees living on a fixed income are left anxious and worried. Helen Levy, research professor at the Institute for Social Research, discussed why pandemic policies, like expanding the Child Tax Credit and unemployment benefits,...
State & Hill

John Chamberlin retires, talks making a living, and making a life

Apr 22, 2013
This Saturday, John Chamberlin will board a plane for Paris. He's gearing up for new adventures in retirement. Over the past four decades, he's taught more core courses than any other faculty member at the school, served as interim and associate...
State & Hill

Health economics and public policy

Dec 6, 2010
Another faculty member on loan from the University of Michigan this year is research professor Helen Levy, who was appointed this August to serve a one-year term as a senior economist for the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA)—an agency that...
Citi Foundation Lecture, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

A conversation with Roger Ferguson, hosted by Justin Wolfers

Sep 22, 2015, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
Former Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve System and *View the stream* CEO of TIAA-CREF Roger Ferguson and Professor of Public Policy and Economics Justin Wolfers sit down for a conversation that economists or financial policy wonks won't want to miss!
Ford School
Program in Practical Policy Projects

Retirement Savings Plans

September 2018 - December 2018
About half of workers—especially those who are low income or employed by small firms—lack access to a retirement savings plan through their employer. To address this issue, a growing number of states have proposed or begun implementing programs to provide access to workers whose employer does not offer a retirement plan. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is interested in learning more about recent developments in state efforts to expand coverage in retirement savings plans. For this project, students conducted internet searches and conducted in-depth case studies of 2-3 states to...

Roger Ferguson: America's retirement crisis

Sep 27, 2012 1:08:19

Roger Ferguson looks at the current retirement landscape, discusses how it has changed over time, and details some of the challenges we now face as a nation in funding retirement. September, 2012.