Ghilarducci, Teresa


Teresa  Ghilarducci
PhD, Economics, University of California, Berkeley
Professor of Economics, Bernard L. and Irene Schwartz Chair in Economic Policy Analysis. Director, Schwartz Center in Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA), The New School for Social Research

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Areas of Expertise:
state and local pension systems, older workers and discrimination, minimum wage, retirement security, austerity economics, women workers
Teresa Ghilarducci is an economist, author, and labor economist, and retirement security expert. Her widely circulated New York Times op-ed "Our Ridiculous Approach to Retirement" brought attention to her fresh and comprehensive critique of the America way of provisioning for retirement. Her book, When I'm 64: The Plot Against Pensions and the Plan to Save Them, presents her cutting-edge policy recommendations for restructuring the United States’ deteriorating retirement income security system. Her book Labor’s Capital: The Economics and Politics of Employer Pensions won an Association of American Publishers award in 1992. For the past five years, she has served as a court appointed trustee of the $50 billion retiree health care fund for ford, GM, and Chrysler retirees. Before coming The New School she was a professor at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Ghilarducci was the 2006–08 Wurf Fellow at Harvard Law School; her research has been funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, U.S. Department of Labor, Ford Foundation, and Retirement Research Foundation.
Recent Publications:

When I’m 65: The Plot Against Pensions and the Plan to Save Them (2008)

Portable Pension Plans for Casual Labor Markets (1995)

Labor’s Capital: The Economics and Politics of Employer Pensions (1992)

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