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Join us for the 21st Annual SSA Retirement and Disability Research Consortium Meeting

On Thursday, August 1, and Friday, August 2, The National Press Club in Washington, D.C., hosts presentations of 2019 research projects from The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, the Michigan Retirement and Disability Research Center, the NBER Retirement and Disability Research Center, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Financial Security Retirement and Disability Research Center.

The schedule includes keynote speakers Ron Haskins, Brookings, and Andrew Biggs, American Enterprise Institute.

The event is free, but registration is required.

If you can’t attend in person, the meeting will also be webcast. Please register for the webcast.

Spring workshops bring researchers to Ann Arbor

MRDRC’s annual researcher workshop took an international turn this year. Read about it in our quarterly newsletter: http://bit.ly/MRDRC2019SpringNews

MRDRC announces funded 2019 projects

The Michigan Retirement and Disability Research Center awards yearlong research grants to researchers across the nation, the United Kingdom, Asia, and Europe. Visit MRDRC’s Project Page for a list of funded 2019 research, which ranges from investigations of disability insurance use to public pension design.

To align with its new name, the MRDRC has updated its logos, website url, and email address. Email addresses for center staff remain the same, and the MRRC url and email address will redirect to their new equivalents.

New url: https://mrdrc.isr.umich.edu/

New email address: mrdrcumich@umich.edu

Materials from  the 2018 RRC Meeting available

Slides and papers from this year’s Retirement Research Consortium Meeting are posted.

View the agenda and materials here: http://bit.ly/2018RRCmaterials

Financial Security Research Symposium webcast available

Co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Social Security Administration, this event featured four panels of academic, nonprofit, and governmental experts addressing issues surrounding financial preparedness and retirement security.

If you missed the symposium, the webcast is now available. The schedule is also available.

Link for Panel 1 slides: Assessing Financial Preparedness & Retirement Security

Link for Panel 2 slides: Understanding Social Security

Link for Panel 3 slides: Other Sources of Financial Security

Link for Panel 4 slides: Future Directions for Research

Link for keynote slides: William E. Spriggs

Link for the symposium summary

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