Academic Researchers

Conducting and sponsoring rigorous academic research since 1998

With a team of economists and program staff, Fellows and strategic partners, the Institute conducts research and organizes convenings on critical issues related to financial security, higher education and endowments and foundations.

Academic Researchers

With a team of economists and program staff, Fellows and strategic partners, the Institute conducts research and organizes convenings on critical issues related to financial security, higher education and endowments and foundations.

Latest Research Reports

May 2017

Today’s retirees are living longer than ever before, creating the need for policy changes to help retirees stretch their savings accordingly.

May 2017

Compared to the private sector, the retirement-saving landscape in the public sector is much more complex, as exemplified by North Carolina’s public school districts.

April 2017

Many retirement plan participants lack the financial knowledge needed to manage their portfolios on their own, underscoring the importance of advice.

March 2017

Today’s student body represents a vast spectrum of backgrounds, values and beliefs—which presents a unique set of challenges for leaders striving to meet changing student needs.

March 2017

Improvements in the overall economy between 2012 and 2015 have enhanced working women’s short-term financial position. But their long-term financial status and levels of financial knowledge have changed very little.

February 2017

As state and local governments focus on pension and retiree healthcare reforms, public sector employees are focusing on “reform” of their personal retirement planning and saving.