Incentives and Limitations of Employment Policies on Retirement Transitions: Comparisons of Public and Private Sectors

Robert L. Clark and Joseph P. Newhouse, Organizers

August 9-10, 2019

Jackson Lake Lodge, Grand Teton National Park, 101 Jackson Lake Lodge Road, Moran, Wyoming

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, August 8
6:00 pm
Welcome Reception at Jackson Lake Lodge (Sunset Terrace)
Friday, August 9
FORMAT: 25 mins presenter, 15 mins discussant, 20 mins general discussion
8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
8:15 am
Opening Remarks
8:30 am
Courtney Coile, Wellesley College and NBER
Susan Stewart, NBER

Retirement Incentives and Behavior of Private and Public Sector Workers
Discussant: John B. Shoven, Stanford University and NBER
9:30 am
Raimond Maurer, Goethe University Frankfurt
Olivia S. Mitchell, University of Pennsylvania and NBER

Older Peoples’ Willingness to Delay Social Security Claiming
Discussant: Gopi Shah Goda, Stanford University and NBER
10:30 am
10:45 am
Robert L. Clark, North Carolina State University and NBER
Robert G. Hammond, University of Alabama
Siyan Liu, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College

Work after Retirement:Worklife Transitions of Career Public Employees (slides)
Discussant: Joseph F. Quinn, Boston College
11:45 am
Lunch (Trappers Room)
12:30 pm
Keynote Presentation: Edward Lazear, Stanford University and NBER
Wages and Productivity of Older Workers
1:30 pm
Dhiren Patki, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Breaking the Implicit Contract: Using Pension Freezes to Estimate the Labor Supply Elasticity
Discussant: Kathryn L. Shaw, Stanford University and NBER
2:30 pm
2:45 pm
Péter Hudomiet, RAND Corporation
Michael D. Hurd, RAND Corporation and NBER
Andrew Parker, RAND Corporation
Susann Rohwedder

Current and Desired Job Characteristics of Older Workers and Their Effects on Retirement
Discussant: Charles C. Brown, University of Michigan and NBER
3:45 pm
Richard V. Burkhauser, Cornell University and NBER

How the CEA and the Trump Administration Addressed Work and Retirement Policies
4:45 pm
5:00 pm
Coach Bus Departs Jackson Lake Lodge
6:00 pm
Dinner at Bob Clark’s Home
9:00 pm
Coach Bus Returns to Jackson Lake Lodge
Saturday, August 10
8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
8:30 am
Katharine G. Abraham, University of Maryland and NBER
Brad Hershbein, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Susan Houseman, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Contract Work at Older Ages
Discussant: Joanna Lahey, Texas A&M University and NBER
9:30 am
John Chalmers, University of Oregon
Olivia S. Mitchell, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Jonathan Reuter, Boston College and NBER
Geoffrey Sanzenbacher, Boston College
Mingli Zhong, Urban Institute

Auto-Enrollment Retirement Plans for the People: Choices and Outcomes in OregonSaves
Discussant: Jeffrey R. Brown, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and NBER
10:30 am
10:45 am
Alicia Munnell, Boston College
Geoffrey Sanzenbacher, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College
Abigail Walters, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College

How Do Older Workers Use Nontraditional Jobs? (slides)
Discussant: Damon Jones, University of Chicago and NBER
11:45 am
Conference Wrap-Up
12:00 pm
Box Lunches will be provided in the Trappers Room
5:30 pm
Dinner at Snake River Grill, Jackson, WY
(personal transportation)