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Robert C Merton

Robert C Merton

School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance

Department: Professor, Finance

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Robert Pozen

Department: Senior Lecturer, Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

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The slow road to state pension reform – Robert Pozen

From Pensions & Investments Pennsylvania, like many other states, is facing a huge unfunded pension deficit in its defined benefit plans: a $70 billion shortfall in two large plans for teachers and other state employees. Unlike most states, Pennsylvania in early June passed — with widespread bipartisan support — major legislation “to get real meaningful pension reform,” as Gov. Tom Wolf was quoted saying. Indeed, the recent Pennsylvania law is a significant step in the right direction. However, the financial projections for the legislation show how long it takes, given the legal and political constraints, for this approach to pension reform to meaningfully reduce the burden on state budgets. Here is the background. In 2001, Pennsylvania reported a $20 billion surplus in its two big defined benefit plans – the Public School Employees’ Retirement System and the State Employees’ Retirement System. But then state legislators boosted benefits for current state … Read More » The post The slow road to state pension reform – Robert Pozen appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.

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