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.

May 2021

America’s private nonprofit colleges and universities are facing serious financial and demographic challenges. How they respond can affect students for years to come.

April 2021

The 2021 TIAA Institute-GFLEC Personal Finance Index

 

COVID-19 has underlined the importance of possessing financial knowledge and skills—and having a financial cushion to weather the unexpected.

March 2021

As colleges and universities search for viable paths to continue operating in the face of COVID-19, higher education employees have been affected in many ways, including financial.

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.

May 2021

With rising tuition costs under scrutiny, colleges are minimizing annual tuition increases while boosting financial aid packages, straining an already fragile business model.

April 2021

The number of older Americans has risen dramatically in recent decades, and they are taking increasing responsibility for managing their accumulated wealth.

March 2021

Many people have only a vague notion of the concept of longevity risk, which in turn implies they are likely to save too little for retirement and have a low demand for longevity insurance products.