Readership: Academics, researchers, and graduate students in Pensions, Financial Management, Human Resources, Economics, Public Finance, Public Policy, Accounting, and Corporate Governance; pension regulators and policymakers; pension and benefits analysts, consultants, financial advisers, and plan sponsors; human resource/industrial relations specialists
Edited by Raimond Maurer, Endowed Chair of Investment, Portfolio Management, and Pension Finance, the Goethe University of Frankfurt, Olivia S. Mitchell, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor of Insurance and Risk Management, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and Mark J. Warshawsky, Director of Retirement Research, Towers Watson
Raimond Maurer holds the endowed Chair of Investment, Portfolio Management, and Pension Finance in the Finance Department at the Goethe University of Frankfurt. His research focuses on asset management, life-time portfolio choice, and pension finance. He serves in professional capacities for the Society
of Actuaries, the Association of Certified International Investment Analysts, and the Advisory Board of the Wharton School's Pension Research Council. He received his habilitation, his Ph.D., and his Diploma in business from Mannheim University.
Olivia S. Mitchell is the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor of Insurance and Risk Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Her main areas of interest are private and public insurance, risk management, public finance, labor markets, compensation, and pensions with both a US and an international focus. She received the BA in Economics from Harvard University and the MS and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Mark J. Warshawsky is Director of Retirement Research at Towers Watson, a global human capital consulting firm. He conducts and oversees research on employer-sponsored retirement programs and policies, social security, financial planning, and health care financing. He is a co-author of the Fundamentals of Private Pensions, Ninth Edition, 2009, published by Oxford University Press, and of Retirement Income: Risks and Strategies, forthcoming, MIT Press. Previously he held senior-level economic research positions at the Internal Revenue Service, the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC, and TIAA-CREF, where he established the Paul A. Samuelson Prize. Dr. Warshawsky received a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and a BA with Highest Distinction from Northwestern
1: Raimond Maurer, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Mark Warshawsky: Retirement Security and the Financial Economic Crisis: An Overview
Part I. Rethinking Retirement in the New Economic Era
2: Julia Coronado and Karen Dynan: Changing Retirement Behavior in the Wake of the Financial Crisis
3: Barbara A. Butrica, Richard W. Johnson, and Karen E. Smith: Potential Impacts of the Great Recession on Future Retirement Incomes
4: Michael Hurd and Susann Rohwedder: Effects of the Economic Crisis on the Older Population: How Expectations, Consumption, Bequests, and Retirement by the Older Population Responded to Market Shocks
5: Jason J. Fichtner, John W.R. Phillips, and Barbara A. Smith: Retirement Behavior and the Global Financial Crisis
Part II. Rethinking the Resilience of Defined Contribution Plans
6: Ning Tang, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Stephen P. Utkus: Trading in 401(k) Plans During the Financial Crisis
7: Jingjing Chai, Raimond Maurer, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Ralph Rogalla: Lifecycle Impacts of the Financial Crisis on Optimal Consumption-Portfolio Choices and Labor Supply
8: David Wray: A Stress Test for the Private Employer Defined Contribution System
Part III. How Defined Benefit Plans Handled the Financial Crisis
9: Mark Warshawsky: Corporate Defined Benefit Pension Plans and the Financial Crisis: Impact and Sponsor and Government Reactions
10: Judith F. Mazo and Eli Greenblum: Multiemployer Pension Plans in the Financial Crisis
11: Robert L. Clark, Alan Glickstein, and Tomeka Hill: Adopting Hybrid Pension Plans: Effects of Economic Crisis and Regulatory Reform
12: Lans Bovenberg and Theo Nijman: Collective Pensions and the Global Financial Crisis: The Case of the Netherlands
13: Andrew G. Bigg: How Have Public Sector Pensions Responded to the Financial Crisis?