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PSC Associate Olivia S. Mitchell speaks on proposed Chilean pension reforms

Prof. Olivia S. Mitchell served on the 2014-5 Chilean Pension Reform Commission, explains that proposed pension reforms thus far will help but not solve Chile’s old-age system problems. Read more here

--January 24, 2020

Olivia S. Mitchell discusses how to recession proof retirement accounts with Dan Loney

Another recession by end-2021 predicted by 7 of 10 economists: Prof. Olivia S. Mitchell outlines steps you can take now to shore up your retirement savings and overall finances with Dan Loney on the Wharton Business Daily podcast.

--January 23, 2020


New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Anand, Paul, Jere Behrman, Hai-Anh H. Dang, and Sam Jones. 2019. "Does Sorting Matter for Learning Inequality? Evidence from East Africa." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2019-38.

--January 21, 2020


Jere R. Behrman and Irma T. Elo – PSC & PARC Research Associates

The Spotlight Series has now expanded to audio! Each Spotlight shows the breadth and scope of research interests and expertise at the Population Studies Center and the Population Aging Research Center at Penn. In this installment of the series I had the pleasure of interviewing Jere R. Behrman and Irma T. Elo. Jere Behrman is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Economics and Professor of Sociology. Irma Elo is the Associate Director of the Population Aging Research Center. She is also the Chair of Sociology here at Penn.

Quartet Pilot Project Competition

Request for Proposals:  2019-2020 Quartet Pilot Research Project Competition
Proposals are due Friday, March 15, 2019 | 5 pm

The Annual Quartet award competition is jointly sponsored by the PSC, the Population Aging Research Center, Boettner Center for Pension Retirement Research, and LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics. The competition promotes high quality and innovative research in demography, economics, and related social and behavioral sciences. Quartet awards are funded for one year (or less) in duration and are selected through competitive peer review. Click here to read about former and currently funded projects