2018 Fellows Symposium - Behavioral Finance and Saving: Determinants of Retirement Readiness

2018 Fellows Symposium - Behavioral Finance and Saving: Determinants of Retirement Readiness

June 18, 2018
Washington, DC
by invitation only

The TIAA Institute and Pension Research Council/Boettner Center at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania are co-hosting a research forum. 

The forum will focus on how common behavioral factors and biases affect retirement planning and financial decisions. These groundbreaking studies use principles of behavioral economics to examine how older Americans make retirement-related decisions.  The event will provide an opportunity for a public discussion on the findings and implications of this innovative research.

Featured speakers include Shai Akabas, Director of Economic Policy, Bipartisan Policy Center, and Sandy Baum, Nonresident Fellow in the Education Policy Program, Urban Institute and Professor Emerita of Economics at Skidmore College.

Research discussions will include:

Speakers and Presentations
Effects of Positive Memory Retrieval on Intertemporal Choice in Older Adults
Retirement Saving Puzzles and Probability Weighting
Behavioral Factors and Long-run Financial Well-being
Optimal Illiquidity
Are the Elderly More Likely to Receive Conflicted Financial Advice? Evidence from Client Surveys
Debt and Financial Vulnerability