Policymakers

Informing public policy

The TIAA Institute provides actionable, objective research and insights to inform policymakers and others who influence our nation’s financial security. Institute research is having a direct affect on matters relating to financial security and 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.

October 2020

Many healthcare sector employees have made changes to their retirement saving and investments since the onset of COVID-19. Nonetheless, confidence in the amount they are saving and in the investment of their savings has been shaken.

October 2020

Looking beyond the pandemic, higher education institutions are evaluating what may need to change in their operating models.

 
 
June 2020

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

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.

November 2020

Many Americans are functioning in today’s environment with a poor level of financial literacy. This is more true among women than men, and more true among underrepresented minority women than their white peers.

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.