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Improving opportunities for those who want to work longer

Should Americans work longer before retirement? If so, what public policies can help to foster longer working lives? On January 24, in conjunction with the Kellogg School of Management, Brookings will take a hard look at these questions with an event featuring two presentations on proposed reforms to make the workplace more appealing and accommodating for older workers. After the presentations, the authors will be joined on stage by top policymakers, including Seth Harris (former acting Secretary of Labor) and Steve Goss (Chief Actuary at the Social Security Administration), for a panel moderated by Kellogg professor Ben Harris.

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) President James Poterba will deliver keynote remarks on the value of older workers and then participate in a Q&A with Brookings Senior Fellow Martin Baily.

The event will be webcast live.

Agenda

Introduction

Keynote Presentation

James Poterba

President - National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Mitsui Professor of Economics - MIT

Fireside chat and Q & A

James Poterba

President - National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Mitsui Professor of Economics - MIT

Paper 1: Enhancing Work Incentives for Older Workers

Robert L. Clark

Professor, Department of Economics - North Carolina State University, and NBER

John B. Shoven

Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics - Stanford University, and NBER

Paper 2: Proposals to Keep Older Workers in the Labor Force

Abigail N. Walters

Research Associate - Center for Retirement Research at Boston College

Panel Discussion

Abigail N. Walters

Research Associate - Center for Retirement Research at Boston College

Robert L. Clark

Professor, Department of Economics - North Carolina State University, and NBER

John B. Shoven

Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics - Stanford University, and NBER

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Steve Goss

Chief Actuary - Social Security Administration

Seth Harris

Visiting Professor - Cornell Institute for Public Affairs

former acting Secretary of Labor

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