Director of the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis Teresa Ghilarducci to Speak on Capitol Hill

On Monday, October 18, Teresa Ghilarducci, Director of the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis at The New School for Social Research, will travel to Capitol Hill to brief congressional staff members and representatives on flaws in the federal retirement subsidy system. Professor Ghilarducci will focus her comments on a retirement reform proposal she has developed that ensures universal retirement support and at the same time promotes economic growth.

The meeting aims to advise President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform on their effort to shore up private pension funds in the wake of the financial crisis. Ghilarducci is joined by David Walker, president, Peter G. Peteson Foundation; Eric Toder, Urban Fellow Institute; and Lawrence Mishel, president, Economic Policy Institute.

Ghilarducci is a nationally renowned expert on retirement financing. She recently appeared on CBS’s Evening News, commenting about proposals to raise the age for Social Security benefits.