Monday, July 13, 2009

Upcoming event: Australia and International Pension Reform: Lessons for the United States

On Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. the Retirement Security Project will host an event titled "Australia and International Pension Reform: Lessons for the United States" at the Brookings Institution, Saul/Zilkha Rooms, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC. Some background:

Achieving financial security in retirement is an increasing challenge as more responsibility is placed on individuals to put aside enough money during their working lives to last through their non-working years.  Lessons from Australia's mandatory retirement savings system—the Superannuation Guarantee—continue to have a great deal of relevance to American policy-makers. 

On July 16, the Retirement Security Project and the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center will host Australian Assistant Treasurer Nick Sherry, an architect of the Superannuation Guarantee, who will discuss the system and recent changes to it.  Following the assistant treasurer's address, a panel of international experts will discuss the relevance of the Australian system to several key proposals in the United States and other countries. 

After each presentation, speakers will take audience questions.



William Gale

Vice President and Director, Economic Studies

The Brookings Institution

Keynote Address


The Honorable Nick Sherry

Assistant Treasurer

The Treasury, Australian Government

Panel Discussion

Moderator: David John

Principal, The Retirement Security Project

Senior Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

David Harris

Managing Director

Tor Financial

Dallas Salisbury

President and CEO

Employee Benefit Research Institute

J. Mark Iwry (invited)

Senior Adviser to the Secretary and Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary for Retirement and Health Policy, United States Treasury Department

Click here to register.



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