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Olivia S. Mitchell

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor – The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

Olivia S. Mitchell is the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor, as well as Professor of Insurance/Risk Management and Business Economics/Policy; Executive Director of the Pension Research Council; and Director of the Boettner Center on Pensions and Retirement Research; all at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Concurrently Dr. Mitchell serves as a Research Associate at the NBER; Independent Director on the Wells Fargo Fund Boards; Co-Investigator for the Health and Retirement Study at the University of Michigan; and Member of the Executive Board for the Michigan Retirement Research Center. She also advises the Centre for Pensions and Superannuation UNSW; Research Fellow, Leibnitz Institute for Financial Research SAFE, Goethe University Frankfurt; and the Advisory Committee, Retirement and Savings Institute, HEC Montreal. She received the MA and PhD degrees in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the BA in Economics from Harvard University. Dr. Mitchell was also awarded the Doctor Rerum Publicarum Honoris Causa, Goethe University of Frankfurt; Doctor Oeconomiae Honoris Causa, University of St. Gallen; and an honorary Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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