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PSC Associate Olivia S. Mitchell speaks on proposed Chilean pension reforms

Prof. Olivia S. Mitchell served on the 2014-5 Chilean Pension Reform Commission, explains that proposed pension reforms thus far will help but not solve Chile’s old-age system problems. Read more here

--January 24, 2020

Olivia S. Mitchell discusses how to recession proof retirement accounts with Dan Loney

Another recession by end-2021 predicted by 7 of 10 economists: Prof. Olivia S. Mitchell outlines steps you can take now to shore up your retirement savings and overall finances with Dan Loney on the Wharton Business Daily podcast.

--January 23, 2020

Research by PARC Associate Scott D. Halpern (and co-authors) featured in PennMedicine News

According to new, large Penn Medicine study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The research challenges a common belief that dying in the ICU is a less favorable experience than dying elsewhere in the hospital.

--January 23, 2020

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Quartet Pilot Project Competition

Request for Proposals:  2019-2020 Quartet Pilot Research Project Competition
Proposals are due Friday, March 15, 2019 | 5 pm

The Annual Quartet award competition is jointly sponsored by the PSC, the Population Aging Research Center, Boettner Center for Pension Retirement Research, and LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics. The competition promotes high quality and innovative research in demography, economics, and related social and behavioral sciences. Quartet awards are funded for one year (or less) in duration and are selected through competitive peer review. Click here to read about former and currently funded projects