Our Mission

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We're celebrating our 20th anniversary, and we remain committed to building and sharing knowledge with our partners to help leaders in the educational, nonprofit and public sectors.

Featured Research

Research Reports

March 2018

Changes to faculty status may discourage new doctoral recipients from pursuing academic careers.

February 2018

Procrastination keeps employees at the default contribution rate, but only in “opt-out” plans.

December 2017

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

Insights

July 2018

Automatic enrollment helps boost retirement plan contributions, but its ultimate impact on plan balances is unclear.

July 2018

Many older adults experience declining cognitive ability and make sub-optimal investment decisions, posing a challenge for themselves and their families.

July 2018

Given the complexity – and risks – of choosing between a defined benefit plan and a defined contribution plan, how do university employees decide?

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.