Monday, October 5, 2009

Upcoming event: OECD Pensions at a Glance 2009: US Pensions in Light of the Crisis

Pensions at a Glance 2009

US Pensions in Light of the Crisis

Co-hosted by AARP Office of International Affairs and OECD Washington Center

Edward Whitehouse
Head of Pension Policy Analysis

OECD Social Policy Division

Janet McCubbin
Director of Economic Security
AARP Public Policy Institute

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Horace Deets Learning Center
601 E Street NW

2nd Floor, B Building

Washington DC, 20049
8:30 AM Registration, 9:00-10:00 AM Presentation

While the series is free of charge, we ask that you please register by Thursday, October 8 for security reasons.
Event Description

The financial and economic crisis has had a profound impact on retirement-income provision around the world. Where is the impact largest? What policy responses have there been? What are the options and the arguments? 

Pensions at a Glance 2009 provides a consistent framework for comparing pension policies between countries along with reliable data. This presentation looks at US retirement policies from an international perspective. 


Edward Whitehouse is a Principal Administrator in the Social Protection unit of the Social Policy Division at the OECD. A British national, Mr. Whitehouse also works on pensions and retirement-income systems. He has previously worked as editorial writer and as social affairs correspondent of the Financial Times and was co-editor of the World Bank's Pension Reform Primer program. He has taught at Oxford University and University College, London and advised numerous governments on pension reform.

Janet McCubbin is the Director of Economic Issues for the AARP Public Policy Institute. At AARP she leads a team of researchers who analyze and develop policies related to Social Security, pensions and saving, the intersection of health and retirement security, older workers, income security programs, and tax and budget issues. Janet's own research focuses on tax subsidies for health care, retirement savings and low-income workers. Prior to joining AARP Janet was chief of the Special Studies Branch, Statistics of Income Division, Internal Revenue Service and an economist in the Office of Tax Analysis of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Janet is an affiliated professor with Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado and a doctoral degree in economics from the University of Maryland.

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For more information, please contact Susan Fridy, OECD Washington Center, 202-822-3869

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