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Macroeconomics of Pensions and Retirement Financing Conference

November 15, 2017

The Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute held an academic conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota to advance the understanding of the macroeconomic components of pension design and retirement financing on March 29-30, 2018. The conference examined the following four themes: (1) optimal policy design, (2) quantitative analysis of policy reform, (3) financial aspects of pension and insurance reform, and (4) new surveys and data that can be used for these analyses.

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Old, frail, and uninsured: Accounting for puzzles in the U.S. long-term care insurance market
Toni Braun, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Karen Kopecky, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Tatyana Koreshkova, Concordia University

Transcript of conversation here.

 The Welfare Effects of Long-Term Health Insurance Contracts
Ben Handel, University of California, Berkeley
Igal Hendel, Northwestern University
Michael D. Whinston, MIT

Transcript of conversation here

Retirement Financing: An Optimal Reform Approach
Roozbeh Hosseini, University of Georgia
Ali Shourideh, Carnegie Mellon University

Transcript of conversation here

Long-term Care Insurance and the Family
Corina Mommaerts, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Transcript of conversation here

Optimal Paternalistic Savings Policies
Christian Moser, Columbia Business School
Pedro Olea de Souza e Silva, Wealthfront

Transcript of conversation here.

The effects of marriage-related taxes and Social Security benefits    
Mariacristina De Nardi, University College London
Margherita Borella, University of Turin
Fang Yang, Louisiana State University

Transcript of conversation here.

Incentives and Efficiency of Pension Systems
Ali Shourideh, Carnegie Mellon University
Maxim Troshkin, Cornell University

Transcript of conversation here.

Late-in-Life Risks and the Under-Insurance Puzzle
Christopher Tonetti, Stanford University
Joseph Briggs, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
John Ameriks, Vanguard
Andrew Caplin, New York University
Matthew D. Shapiro, University of Michigan

Transcript of conversation here

The Fragility of Market Risk Insurance
Motohiro Yogo, Princeton University
Ralph S. J. Koijen, New York University

Transcript of conversation here

Co-sponsored by:
Laura and John Arnold Foundation
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis