Should They Stay or Should They Go? Reexamining Retirement Tax Incentives
Thursday, March 2, 2017 12pm - Lunch 12:30pm - Panel Starts Do tax incentives raise retirement savings? Are they carefully targeted at the families who need them most? Join us for a lunchtime panel discussion on the effectiveness of current tax incentives to encourage saving for retirement – a timely topic given growing momentum in Congress to overhaul the tax code. In addition to debating the efficacy of retirement tax incentives, the conversation will cover the upside-down nature of current retirement tax expenditures, the potential role of the Saver’s Credit to boost savings for low- and moderate-income families, the possibility for consolidation and simplification of the various savings incentives in the code, and other reform proposals.
Peter J. Brady, Senior Economist at the Investment Company Institute (ICI)
Catherine Collinson, President of the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies
David Kamin, Professor of Law at New York University and author of new paper entitled “Getting Americans to Save: In Defense of (Reformed) Tax Incentives”
Monique Morrissey, Economist, Economic Policy Institute
I am a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, where my work focuses on Social Security policy. Previously I held several positions within the Social Security Administration, including Deputy Commissioner for Policy and principal Deputy Commissioner. Prior to that I was a Social Security Analyst at the Cato Institute. In 2005 I worked on Social Security reform at the White House National Economic Council, and in 2001 I was on the staff of the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security. My Bachelor's degree is from the Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland. I have Master's degrees from Cambridge University and the University of London and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science. I can be contacted at andrew.biggs @ aei.org.