Retirement Research Consortium
The Retirement Research Consortium (RRC) consists of three multidisciplinary centers housed in three separate institutions (Boston College, the University of Michigan, and the National Bureau of Economic Research) and is funded through cooperative agreements with the Social Security Administration. The current five-year cooperative agreements run from FY2014 through FY2018.
The RRC has three main goals:
- Research and evaluate a wide array of topics related to Social Security and retirement policy,
- Disseminate information on Social Security and retirement issues relevant to policymakers, researchers, and the general public, and
- Train scholars and practitioners in research areas relevant to
Social Security and retirement issues.
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the RRC's evolution and research contributions in a series of articles in the Social Security Bulletin.
To meet these goals, the centers perform many activities. They conduct research, prepare policy briefs and working papers, hold an annual meeting, and provide research and training support for young scholars. Links to recent RRC research are provided below. For further information about RRC activities, affiliated institutions, or individual researchers, please visit the websites of the respective institutions:
- Center for Retirement Research at Boston College
- Michigan Retirement Research Center
- National Bureau of Economic Research
Recent RRC Research
by Gopi Shah Goda, Matthew R. Levy, Colleen F. Manchester, Aaron J. Sojourner, and Joshua Tasoff
SSA Project # NB15-04 • Wealth and Retirement Income
National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 21482
by Alicia H. Munnell and Anthony Webb
SSA Project # BC14-04
Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Working Paper 2015-02