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Restructuring Retirement Risks

David Blitzstein, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Stephen P. Utkus

Abstract

This book posits that retirement security is the central policy concern of our time. A generation of ‘Baby Boomers’ is on the verge of retirement, yet pension systems confront crushing challenges, and governments often appear confused about which direction they should move in. The book addresses the question: ‘What are the new risks and rewards in pensions, and what paths can stakeholders chose to solve these problems?’ In doing so, it explores three aspects of the evolution of risk and reward-sharing in retirement in order to offer guidance to pension fiduciaries, plan participants, and poli ... More

Keywords: retirement security, pensions, Baby Boom generation, retirement plans, pension fiduciaries

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199204656
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199204659.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Blitzstein, editor
Director of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Negotiated Benefits Department

Olivia S. Mitchell, editor
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor of Insurance and Risk Management, the Executive Director of the Pension Research Council, and the Director of the Boettner Center on Pensions and Retirement Research at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
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Stephen P. Utkus, editor
Director of the Vanguard Center for Retirement Research

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Contents

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Part I Perspectives on Pension Risks and Rewards

Chapter 1 Understanding the Uncertainties of Retirement

David Blitzstein, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Stephen P. Utkus

Part II Pooling Pension Risks and Rewards

Chapter 5 A Regulatory Framework for Strengthening Defined Benefit Pensions

Mark J. Warshawsky, Neal McCall, and John D. Worth

Chapter 8 Risk‐Sharing in Retiree Medical Benefits

George Wagoner, Anna Rappaport, Brian Fuller, and Frank Yeager

Part III New Strategies for Managing Retirement Risk

Chapter 9 Restructuring the Defined Benefit Pension

P. Brett Hammond and Douglas Fore

Chapter 10 Dimensions of 401(k) Plan Design

Olivia S. Mitchell Stephen P. Utkus and Tongxuan (Stella) Yang

Chapter 11 Understanding and Allocating Investment Risks in a Hybrid Pension Plan

Peter Albrecht, Joachim Coche, Raimond Maurer, and Ralph Rogalla

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