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Publications

How Home Equity Extraction and Reverse Mortgages Affect the Credit Outcomes of Senior Households
Stephanie Moulton, Donald Haurin, Samuel Dodini and Maximilian D. Schmeiser

Older Peoples’ Willingness to Delay Social Security Claiming
Raimond H. Maurer and Olivia S. Mitchell

The Affordable Care Act as Retiree Health Insurance: Implications for Retirement and Social Security Claiming
Alan L. Gustman, Thomas L. Steinmeier and Nahid Tabatabai

Means Testing Social Security: Modeling and Policy Analysis
Rafal Chomik, John Piggott, Alan D. Woodland, George Kudrna and Cagri Kumru

The Retirement and Social Security Benefit Claiming of U.S. Military Retirees
David Knapp, Beth Asch, James Hosek and Michael Mattock

What's New

MRRC’s latest newsletter is online

The 2016 fall newsletter features a summaries of the Retirement Research Consortium meeting and the Financial Security Research Symposium, as well as researcher news updates.

Financial Security Research Symposium webcast now available

Co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Social Security Administration, this event featured four panels of academic, nonprofit, and governmental experts addressing issues surrounding financial preparedness and retirement security.

If you missed the symposium, the webcast is now available. The schedule is also available.

Link for Panel 1 slides: Assessing Financial Preparedness & Retirement Security

Link for Panel 2 slides: Understanding Social Security

Link for Panel 3 slides: Other Sources of Financial Security

Link for Panel 4 slides: Future Directions for Research

Link for keynote slides: William E. Spriggs

Link for the symposium summary

NBER announces Aging Program fellowships

NBER is accepting applications for fellowships at the post-doctoral and junior faculty level for 2017-2018 and beyond. Opportunities include:

· NBER Fellowship Program in Aging and Health: Support for one or two years of intensive research on health and aging issues at NBER’s office in Cambridge; targeted toward economists who are at an early stage in their research careers or who wish to focus more intensively on topics in aging and health. PhD students receiving their degrees this year are also encouraged to apply. Funded by the National Institute on Aging and NBER under the direction of David Cutler and Amy Finkelstein.

· NBER Fellowship Program in Disability Policy Research: Support for one year of research at NBER’s office in Cambridge, with a focus on the health and economic policy implications of disability and disability policy; targeted toward economists who are at an early stage in their research careers. PhD students receiving their degrees this year are also encouraged to apply. Funded by the Social Security Administration and NBER under the direction of David Autor and Nicole Maestas.

· Fellowship Program on Economics of an Aging Workforce: Support for one year of research at NBER’s office in Cambridge on the economic aspects of the labor market activity of older workers; targeted toward economists who are at an early stage in their research careers. PhD students receiving their degrees this year are also encouraged to apply. Funded by grant to NBER from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation under the direction of Alan Gustman.

Deadline for applications is December 1, 2016.

Now accepting proposals for the 2017 Sandell Grant and Dissertation Fellowship Program

Funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration, the annual Sandell Grant offers up to three junior scholars up to $45,000 in grants to pursue research projects in, for example, retirement income, older workers, or retirement well-being.

Also funded by SSA, the Fellowship Program awards up to three $28,000 fellowships to doctoral candidates focusing on retirement issues and enrolled in an accredited U.S. program.

The programs are administered by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. For more information on these opportunities and to apply, visit CRR’s website.

Deadline for both programs is January 31, 2017.

2016 RRC Meeting slides and papers are now available online

Thank you to all who presented at and/or attended this year’s Retirement Research Consortium meeting. If you missed it, or would like to refer back to slides or summaries, they are now posted on the MRRC website. Links below.

2016 RRC Book (with summaries)

Panel 1 slides: Health, Health Insurance, and Choice of When to Retire

Panel 2 slides: Cognitive Health

Panel 3 slides: New Ways to Insure Adequate Resources for Retirees

Panel 4 slides: Government Finances with an Aging Population

Panel 5 slides: Cohort Changes

Panel 6 slides: Household Resources in Old Age

Friday lunchtime speaker, Axel Börsch-Supan slides: “What’s up in Europe?”

Panel 7 slides: International Comparisons