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Regulating Markets for Retirement Payouts: Solvency, Supervision, and Credibility

Phyllis C. Borzi and Martha Priddy Patterson

in Recalibrating Retirement Spending and Saving

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549108
eISBN:
9780191720734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549108.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Soon the largest cohort of workers in history will be eligible to retire: and most will have only their personal saving and a lump-sum benefit from a 401(k) plan to supplement Social Security ... More


Implications of Pension Plan Features, Information, and Social Interactions for Retirement Saving Decisions

Esther Duflo and Emmanuel Saez

in Pension Design and Structure: New Lessons from Behavioral Finance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199273393
eISBN:
9780191601675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273391.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the factors influencing enrolment in 401(k) retirement plans. In one study, a random sample of employees was asked to attend a benefits information fair organised by the ... More


Preretirement Cashouts and Foregone Retirement Saving: Implications for 401(k) Asset Accumulation

James M. Poterba, Steven F. Venti, and David A. Wise (eds)

in Themes in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902845
eISBN:
9780226903330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903330.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter draws together previous research on withdrawals from retirement saving plans to gauge the importance of such withdrawals on the saving balances of future retirees. The chapter is ... More


How Much Choice is Too Much? Contributions to 401(k) Retirement Plans

Sheena Sethi-Iyengar, Gur Huberman, and Gur Jiang

in Pension Design and Structure: New Lessons from Behavioral Finance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199273393
eISBN:
9780191601675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273391.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The wide range of 401(k) plans offered to employees has raised the question of whether there is such as thing as too much choice. The 401(k) participation rates among clients of the Vanguard Group ... More


The Availability and Utilization of 401(k) Loans

John Beshears, James J. Choi, David Laibson, and Brigitte C. Madrian

in Investigations in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226903132
eISBN:
9780226903163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903163.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter, which examines the availability and utilization of 401(k) loans, explains how 401(k) loans work, describes the loan features that plan sponsors offer, and assesses how savings plan ... More


The Rise of 401(k) Plans, Lifetime Earnings, and Wealth at Retirement

James M. Poterba, Steven F. Venti, and David A. Wise

in Research Findings in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903064
eISBN:
9780226903088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903088.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter looks at how Social Security, 401(k) participation, and other asset accumulation fit together for households with different lifetime earnings and different Social Security wealth ... More


The Revolution in Retirement Plans

Matthew P. Fink

in The Rise of Mutual Funds: An Insider's View

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195336450
eISBN:
9780199868469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336450.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

Today it is natural to associate mutual funds with retirement plans since funds are the largest funding medium for 401(k) and other defined contribution plans, as well as for Individual Retirement ... More


Trading in 401(k) Plans during the Financial Crisis

Ning Tang, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Stephen P. Utkus

in Reshaping Retirement Security: Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660698
eISBN:
9780191745058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660698.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Most 401(k) participants did not trade much in their retirement accounts during the recent financial crisis. Yet the proportion of plan participants trading did rise by almost a quarter and the mean ... More


The Decline of Defined Benefit Retirement Plans and Asset Flows

Steven F. Venti and David A. Wise

James M. Poterba (ed.)

in Social Security Policy in a Changing Environment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226076485
eISBN:
9780226076508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226076508.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines the effect of population aging on the demand for financial assets in retirement saving plans, particularly defined benefit (DB) plans, in the United States. Focusing on DB ... More


And Then, A Predictable Defined Contribution Surprise

Sylvester J. Schieber

in The Predictable Surprise: Unraveling the U.S. Retirement System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199890958
eISBN:
9780190261382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199890958.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines the implications of the shift from defined benefit plans to defined contribution plans. In 1975, almost 68 percent of the benefits that were paid out of private ... More


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