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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 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

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 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