Economic Policy

Economic Policy

Special Report: Trade Promotion Authority – American Economy & Trade

This special report discusses the importance of TPA in trade negotiations, as well as the positive impact of a system that promotes open markets on U.S. jobs and economic growth.

Making Savings Last During Retirement: Lessons From Behavioral Economics

This report looks at the existing literature on behavioral economics, which has traditionally focused on the accumulation phase of retirement planning, and con- siders the applicability of some of its findings to the payout phase in order to understand how guaranteed lifetime income can be made a natural part of the retirement decision for individuals at varying income levels.

Macroeconomic Effects of Increased Annuitization: A Quantitative Assessment

This paper assesses the impacts of increased annuitization on the U.S. economy through macroeconometric model simulation of a policy initiative currently in the Congress—The Lifetime Pension Annuity for You Act (Lifetime PAY Bill) introduced by Representative Earl Pomeroy (D-ND).

Lifetime Annuities for US: Evaluating the Efficacy of Policy Interventions in...

The adequacy of retirement income depends not only on how much wealth a household accumulates, but also on decisions on how to allocate and spend this wealth after retirement. Uncertainty about the length of life is crucial in decision making about allocating and spending down wealth.

Can Annuities Enhance Retirement Lifestyles?

This report investigates the current trends in the annuities market and their importance for the aging population.