Professor publishes new book on economics and aging

Author: Megan Connelly


A new book by University of Notre Dame economist Teresa Ghilarducci, “What You Need to Know About the Economics of Growing Old (But Were Afraid to Ask),” has been published by Notre Dame Press.p. Focused on the needs of workers and their families, the book is a research guide analyzing such issues as the economic and physical status of the elderly, the structure of the Social Security system, the lifetime economic path, changing social norms, and elderly labor force participation. It was compiled with the assistance of her Economics of Aging class.p. Ghilarducci is the author of “Labors Capital: The Economics and Politics of Private Pensions” and co-author of “Portable Pension Plans for Casual Labor Markets: Lessons from the Operating Engineers Central Pension Fund.”p. One of the nations leading experts on pensions, Ghilarducci has testified numerous times before congressional committees on the issue of retirement income security. She is a member of the General Accounting Offices advisory panel on retirement policy and serves on the board of directors of the Interamerican Foundation for the Formation of Labor Pension Funds. She previously served on the advisory committee for the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.p. Ghilarducci earned her bachelors and doctoral degrees in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. She joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1983 and has served as the director of the Universitys Higgins Labor Research Center since 1997.p. Contact: Teresa Ghilarducci, 574-631-7581, p.

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