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Voices of Expertise & Experience

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The TIAA Institute has asked leading scholars and other experts what the COVID-19 pandemic will mean for individuals’ financial security, higher education and other types of institutions.

TIAA Institute 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 appropriate for both technical and general audiences.

November 2021

In 2006, the University of Iowa changed its retirement plan default investment from a money market fund to a target date fund—and the resulting effect on participant behavior was significant.

October 2021

If policymakers fail to act, Social Security benefits, which provide the largest portion of retirement income for many Americans, will be cut by about 25% starting in 2035

September 2021

This paper examines estimated retirement ages and retirement income choices for TIAA participants over the 2000 to 2018 period.

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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.