NIRS to host policy conference on retirement economics

The National Institute on Retirement Security will host its Third Annual Policy Conference: “Retirement Economics: The Impact of Retirement Plans for Americans and the Economy” on Tuesday, March 6, from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in Washington, D.C.

The conference will feature the release of a new study, Pensionomics 2012: Measuring the Economic Impact of DB Pension Expenditures, an economic impact study of retiree pension expenditures. The study reports the national impacts of federal, state, local and private pension plans and the impacts of state and local plans on a state-by-state basis.

The conference includes guest speakers:

  • Joe Azelby, J.P. Morgan Asset Management Head of Global Real Assets Group
  • Congressman Richard H. Baker, Managed Funds Association President and CEO
  • Ilana Boivie, NIRS Economist & Director of Programs
  • Keith Brainard, National Association of State Retirement Administrators Research Director
  • Keith Bozarth, State of Wisconsin Investment Board Executive Director  
  • Thomas DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller
  • Dr. Roberto Gallardo, Southern Rural Development Center Professor
  • Joshua Gotbaum, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Director
  • Mike Heale, CEM Benchmarking Partner
  • Dr. Patricia L. Pacey, Pacey & McNulty President
  • Ellen Schultz, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist and author of Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers

The National Institute on Retirement Security is a not-for-profit organization established to contribute to informed policymaking by fostering a deep understanding of the value of retirement security to employees, employers, and the economy through national research and education programs.


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