2022 Fellows Symposium — Retirement readiness in uncertain times: Harnessing behavioral biases to mitigate risks

2022 Fellows Symposium — Retirement readiness in uncertain times: Harnessing behavioral biases to mitigate risks

February 4, 2022
Virtual

The TIAA Institute and the Pension Research Council will co-host a virtual Fellows Symposium focused on factors and biases that impact financial decisions. Discussion topics will include the pandemic’s effects on financial security and how financial education and HSAs can impact retirement outcomes. Research findings will be presented from these renowned scholars (presenters are indicated in bold):

Annamaria Lusardi, The George Washington University
Olivia S. Mitchell, University of Pennsylvania
How the Pandemic Altered Americans’ Debt Burden and Retirement Readiness

Abigail Hurwitz, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Olivia S. Mitchell, University of Pennsylvania
Orly Sade, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Longevity Perceptions and Saving Decisions during the COVID-19 Outbreak: An Experimental Investigation

Jeremy Burke, University of Southern California
Marco Angrisani, University of Southern California
Arie Kapteyn, University of Southern California
The Early Impacts of Coronavirus on Americans’ Economic Security

Melody A. Harvey, University of Wisonsin-Madison
Carly Urban, Montana State University
Does Financial Education Affect Retirement Savings?

Adam Leive, University of Virginia
Leora Friedberg, University of Virginia
Health Savings Accounts and Life-Cycle Saving: Implications for Retirement Preparedness

Jack VanDerhei, Employee Benefit Research Institute
Paul Fronstin, Employee Benefit Research Institute
The impact of HSAs on retirement income adequacy for future retirees

These studies are part of the TIAA Institute’s ongoing behavioral finance initiative, which examines how behavioral biases affect Americans’ financial security.