How Automatic IRAs Can Help Americans Reach Their Retirement Goals

Tuesday, May 24
8:30am –  10:00am
 

Urban Institute
2100 M Street NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC

Robert Pozen is a nonresident senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution and a senior lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.  He has written on a wide variety of topics related to retirement saving.

Barbara Butrica and Nadia Karamcheva Discuss Automatic Enrollment

For a Breakfast Meeting with Guest Speakers:

                                       Barbara Butrica  and  Nadia Karamcheva

Senior Research Associates at the Urban Institute

Who will discuss their paper

“Automatic Enrollment, Employee Compensation, and Retirement Security”

The Urban Institute

2100 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037

Monday December 3, 2012

8:30 a.m.

Barbara Butrica is a labor economist with expertise in aging and income dynamics. Before joining the Urban Institute, Butrica was an analyst at Mercer Human Resource Consulting and an economist at the Social Security Administration.

Nadia Karamchevaha’s research cover a broad range of topics in labor economics and applied econometrics, with an emphasis on how government policies influence retirement behavior.  She has a Ph.d. in Economics from Boston College.

Barbara Butrica and Karen Smith Discuss 401(k) Participant Behavior

For a Breakfast Meeting with Guest Speakers:

Barbara Butrica    and       Karen Smith

Senior Research Associates at the Urban Institute

Who will discuss their paper

The Urban Institute

2100 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037

Monday September 17, 2012

8:30 a.m.

Karen Smith’s main area of expertise is the design and implementation of micro-simulation models in a social policy environment.  Over the last 25 years, she has developed micro-simulation models for Social Security, pensions, taxation, wealth and savings, labor-supply, charitable giving, health expenditure, student aid, and welfare reform.   Her recent work includes estimating the income and asset accumulation patterns of the adult population, analyzing the retirement decision, evaluating the effect of disability on earnings and mortality, and using statistical matching to impute earnings, taxes, and spouse characteristics.

Barbara Butrica is a labor economist with expertise in aging and income dynamics. She studies issues related to the economic security of the baby boom generation, pensions, Social Security, and the engagement of older adults. Before joining the Urban Institute, Butrica was an analyst at Mercer Human Resource Consulting, where she worked with employers to identify the best human capital practices.  Before that, she was an economist at the Social Security Administration.