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IPRA/CEPAR Webinar by Professor James Poterba (MIT)

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Presented by the International Pension Research Association (IPRA) and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR)

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The International Pension Research Association (IPRA) and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) are hosting a webinar.

Topic: Selection, Annuities, and the Drawdown of DC Balances

Speaker: Professor James Poterba, MIT

James Poterba is the Mitsui Professor of Economics at MIT and the President of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a non-profit research organization with nearly 1600 affiliated economists. He has served as President of the Eastern Economic Association and the National Tax Association, as vice president of the American Economic Association, and as a director of the American Finance Association (AFA). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the AFA, the British Academy and the Econometric Society.

Dr. Poterba's research focuses on how taxation affects the economic decisions of households and firms, particularly those involving saving and portfolio behavior. His recent research has analyzed the determinants of retirement saving, the draw-down of assets after households reach retirement, and the role of tax-deferred retirement saving programs such as 401(k) plans in contributing to retirement security.

Dr. Poterba is a trustee of the College Retirement Equity Fund (CREF) and the TIAA-CREF mutual funds. He is a past trustee of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and a former editor of the Journal of Public Economics. He is a coauthor of The Role of Annuity Markets in Financing Retirement (2001), and an editor or coeditor of Global Warming: Economic Policy Responses (1991), International Comparisons of Household Saving (1994), Empirical Foundations of Household Taxation (1996), Fiscal Institutions and Fiscal Performance (1999), Fiscal Reform in Colombia (2005), and Economic Analysis of Infrastructure Investment (forthcoming). Dr. Poterba served as a member of the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform in 2005.

Dr. Poterba holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard College and a D. Phil. in Economics from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He has been an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, a Batterymarch Fellow, a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, and a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. In 2014 he received the Daniel M. Holland Medal from the National Tax Association for the study and practice of public finance.


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This webinar is presented by CEPAR and IPRA.

IPRA is an international organisation established with the aim of improving the quality and impact of research on pensions and related ageing issues to optimise social and economic outcomes for an ageing world. Its inaugural executive committee comprises representatives of the four founding organisations:

Enquiries : cepar@unsw.edu.au or admin@iprassn.org

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The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) is a unique collaboration between academia, government and industry, committed to delivering solutions to one of the major economic and social challenges of the 21st century.

Based at the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) with nodes at The Australian National University (ANU), Curtin University, The University of Melbourne and The University of Sydney, CEPAR is providing global solutions to the economic and social challenges of population ageing and building a new generation of researchers to global standard with an appreciation of the multidisciplinary nature of population ageing.

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