The Pension Research Council

Wharton: University of Pennsylvania The Pension Research Council of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is committed to generating debate on key policy issues affecting pensions and other employee benefits. We sponsor interdisciplinary research on the entire range of private pension and social security programs, as well as related benefit plans in the United States and around the world. Olivia S. Mitchell, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor, is the Executive Director of the Council.


The Market for Retirement Financial Advice
Olivia S. Mitchell and Kent Smetters, Editors
December 2013

This volume illuminates the market for retirement financial advice. It outlines regulatory developments and behavioral challenges to help consumers, plan sponsors, and regulators make more informed decisions.

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Working Papers

Accounting and Actuarial Smoothing of Retirement Payouts in Participating Life Annuities
Raimond Maurer, Olivia S. Mitchell, Ralph Rogalla, and Ivonne Siegelin

Borrowing from the Future: 401(k) Plan Loans and Loan Defaults
Timothy (Jun) Lu, Olivia S. Mitchell, Stephen P. Utkus, and Jean A. Young

Does Financial Education Enhance Financial Preparedness? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Singapore
Rashmi Barua, Benedict Koh, and Olivia S. Mitchell

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