2021 Fellows Symposium — Harnessing principles of behavioral finance to promote better retirement outcomes

2021 Fellows Symposium — Harnessing principles of behavioral finance to promote better retirement outcomes

March 5, 2021
Virtual

On March 5, 2021, the TIAA Institute and the Pension Research Council co-hosted a virtual Fellows Symposium focused on behavioral finance. The symposium examined cognitive factors and biases that impact retirement security, with research findings presented from preeminent scholars, including:

Gaurab Aryal, University of Virginia
Auctioning annuities

Caroline Bruckner, American University
Shoring up shortfalls: Women, retirement and the growing GigSupp economy

Abigail Hurwitz, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Testing methods to enhance longevity awareness

Annamaria Lusardi, The George Washington University, TIAA Institute Fellow
Financial well-being among Black and Hispanic women

Thomas A. Rietz, The University of Iowa, TIAA Institute Fellow
The effect of the default investment on retirement allocations

Bill Skimmyhorn, William & Mary
How do behavioral approaches to increase savings compare? Evidence from multiple interventions in the U.S. Army

These studies are part of the Institute’s ongoing initiative to explore behavioral finance issues affecting the financial security of key demographic groups and the broader adult population.