Voices of Expertise & Experience

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The TIAA Institute has asked leading scholars, and other experts for their views on what the COVID-19 pandemic means for individuals’ financial security, higher education and other types of institutions.

Research Reports

Original research produced by the TIAA Institute—both independently and in collaboration with noted scholars—examines topics of interest to the academic, nonprofit and public sectors. The reports combine statistical findings with thoughtful, data-driven observations and conclusions to provide in-depth analyses that are informative and appropriate for both technical and more academic audiences.

September 2020

The complexity of health and retirement benefit plan offerings can make it difficult for employees to make optimal decisions.

August 2020

Precarious financial behaviors, coupled with low financial literacy, have left many millennials ill-equipped to face a severe economic crisis.

June 2020

Poor financial capability can contribute to a host of problems, particularly for people close to retirement.

Insights

Also produced by the TIAA Institute, Insights features reports addressing prominent issues in financial security, higher education, and philanthropy. While typically written for a primarily non-technical audience, Insights are prepared using the same level of academic rigor found in our other research publications, and can serve as valuable sources of information for a diverse group of readers.

September 2020

The complexity of health and retirement benefit plan offerings can make it difficult for employees to make optimal decisions.

 
August 2020

As the U.S. moves through and past the Covid-19 pandemic, individuals will strive to rebuild their financial resilience. Many will turn to their employers for help.

June 2020

Poor financial capability can contribute to a host of problems, particularly for people close to retirement.

Events

Strategic Collaborations

Working with leading research centers, associations and think tanks across the nation helps the TIAA Institute tap into their diverse expertise and broaden its impact among its audiences. This yields reliable, data-driven information leaders need to make sound decisions.