Friday, September 2, 2011

Upcoming event: Rethinking Incentives to Save for a Secure Retirement

The Brookings Institution presents "Rethinking Incentives to Save for a Secure Retirement"

Friday, September 9, 2011, 11:00 am — 12:00 pm

Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216, Washington, DC

Americans — especially low- and middle-income workers — are simply not saving enough for retirement. The current retirement income deficit—the gap between what Americans will need in retirement and what they will actually have—is well over $6 trillion. This gap will be insurmountable without a significant change to current tax policy to help incentivize more Americans to save for their own retirement.

On September 9, the Retirement Security Project at Brookings will host a briefing in collaboration with the Senate Special Committee on Aging to examine new ways to help Americans save for retirement without increasing government spending. A panel of experts on tax, retirement and budget policy will explore ideas to modify the tax incentives for retirement savings.

After the panel, participants will take audience questions.

Introduction and Moderator

Lisa Mensah

Executive Director, Initiative on Financial Security
The Aspen Institute

Featured Speakers

William G. Gale

Senior Fellow and Co-Director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
Director, Retirement Security Project
The Brookings Institution

David C. John
Deputy Director, Retirement Security Project

Senior Research Fellow, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies
The Heritage Foundation

To RSVP for this event, please call the Office of Communications at 202.797.6105 or click here.

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