9:30 am EST - 12:30 pm EST

Past Event

Improving opportunities for those who want to work longer

An event in conjunction with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Thursday, January 24, 2019

9:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

Brookings Institution

1775 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC

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 took 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 were 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 delivered keynote remarks on the value of older workers and then participate in a Q&A with Brookings Senior Fellow Martin Baily.


Papers 1&2 and Panel Discussion