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Older People's Willingness to Delay Social Security Claiming
Raimond H. Maurer and Olivia S. Mitchell

Time Discounting and Economic Decision-making among the Elderly
David Huffman, Raimond H. Maurer and Olivia S. Mitchell

Occupational Transitions at Older Ages: What Moves are People Making?
Amanda Sonnega, Brooke Helppie McFall and Robert J. Willis

Cohort Changes in Social Security Benefits and Pension Wealth
Chichun Fang, Charles Brown and David Weir

How Home Equity Extraction and Reverse Mortgages Affect the Credit Outcomes of Senior Households
Stephanie Moulton, Donald Haurin, Samuel Dodini and Maximilian D. Schmeiser

The Interaction between Consumption and Health in Retirement
John Karl Scholz and Ananth Seshadri

The Retirement and Social Security Benefit Claiming of U.S. Military Retirees
David Knapp, Beth Asch, James Hosek and Michael Mattock

What's New

Latest MRRC Newsletter available now

The winter newsletter includes key findings from 2016 working papers, a look at research topics covered at the September Financial Symposium, and researcher news.

Read it all here.

NBER accepting applications for two predoctoral fellowships

NBER Predoctoral Fellowships in Aging and Health Economics give trainees exposure to a wide range of NBER research projects related to the economics of aging and health. Fellows receive a 12-month stipend of $23,376; carrel space and use of computer facilities at the Bureau’s Cambridge office; tuition support; and limited funds for travel and research expenses. Funded by the National Institute on Aging under the direction of David Cutler and Amy Finkelstein.

For more information and to apply:

NBER Predoctoral Fellowships in Disability Policy Research encourage research to deepen our understanding of the health, labor supply, behavioral, and other economic implications of disability and disability policy. Fellows receive a 12-month stipend of $23,376, as well as tuition support at their home institution, and limited funds for research expenses and travel. Funded by the Social Security Administration and NBER under the direction of David Autor and Nicole Maestas.

For more information and to apply:

NBER welcomes applications from candidates from under-represented racial and ethnic groups; candidates with disabilities; and/or candidates from disadvantaged backgrounds.


MRRC’s latest newsletter is online

The 2016 fall newsletter features a summaries of the Retirement Research Consortium meeting and the Financial Security Research Symposium, as well as researcher news updates.

Financial Security Research Symposium webcast available

Co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Social Security Administration, this event featured four panels of academic, nonprofit, and governmental experts addressing issues surrounding financial preparedness and retirement security.

If you missed the symposium, the webcast is now available. The schedule is also available.

Link for Panel 1 slides: Assessing Financial Preparedness & Retirement Security

Link for Panel 2 slides: Understanding Social Security

Link for Panel 3 slides: Other Sources of Financial Security

Link for Panel 4 slides: Future Directions for Research

Link for keynote slides: William E. Spriggs

Link for the symposium summary

2016 RRC Meeting slides and papers are available online

Thank you to all who presented at and/or attended this year’s Retirement Research Consortium meeting. If you missed it, or would like to refer back to slides or summaries, they are now posted on the MRRC website. Links below.

2016 RRC Book (with summaries)

Panel 1 slides: Health, Health Insurance, and Choice of When to Retire

Panel 2 slides: Cognitive Health

Panel 3 slides: New Ways to Insure Adequate Resources for Retirees

Panel 4 slides: Government Finances with an Aging Population

Panel 5 slides: Cohort Changes

Panel 6 slides: Household Resources in Old Age

Friday lunchtime speaker, Axel Börsch-Supan slides: “What’s up in Europe?”

Panel 7 slides: International Comparisons