Olivia S. Mitchell

News

  • Olivia S. Mitchell is the 2019 recipient of The Ketchum Prize. The Ketchum Prize—honoring Richard G. Ketchum, the former chairman and CEO of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and a distinguished leader in the field of securities regulation—recognizes outstanding service and research to advance investor protection and financial capability in the U.S. The prize is awarded annually by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. The prize includes a $10,000 honorarium and national recognition.

  • Americans are more likely than ever before to enter retirement carrying debt, which leaves them vulnerable to rising interest rates. Olivia Mitchell emphasizes the importance of the housing market and easier mortgage products as factors in driving this debt increase in older households. Read the column and her study here

  • Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School comments in an CNBC article on the need for improvement in women’s financial literacy. Read more here.

Executive Director, Pension Research Council
Director, Boettner Center for Pensions and Retirement Research
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor
Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
Professor of Insurance and Risk Management

Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1978

Videos

  • Knowledge@Wharton Podcast: Olivia S. Mitchell on Baby Boomer Pensions
  • 2016 Retirement Security Symposium: Olivia S. Mitchell Welcome Remarks
  • Olivia S. Mitchell on “Economic Security for the Older Adult”