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Robert C Merton

Robert C Merton

School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance

Contact: (617) 715-4866, rmerton@mit.edu

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Robert Pozen

Department: Senior Lecturer

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How to increase retirement savings of 60 million employees – Robert Pozen

From Pensions & Investments Senate Republicans are voting to repeal the Labor Department’s recent rules that would have expressly allowed states and cities to sponsor a type of individual retirement account, called an automatic IRA. These votes will rescind those rules, because they already have been rejected by House Republicans and the administration supports rescinding them. While Republicans objected to a patchwork of state-sponsored retirement plans, Congress should promptly pass a federal automatic IRA invested by the private sector. This vehicle, developed by conservatives, is the most feasible way of substantially increasing retirement savings in the U.S. About a third of all Americans have no retirement savings, and most don’t have enough to retire comfortably. The main reason: More than 60 million American employees have no retirement plan offered to them by an employer. Such employees are eligible to set up an IRA at a qualified financial institution and receive … Read More » The post How to increase retirement savings of 60 million employees – Robert Pozen appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.

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