Domestic Public Policy

How Retirement Policies Can Make Retirement More Secure, Increase Savings, and Create Incentives for Employment

Grant Year: 2019

Martin Baily and Benjamin Harris will research and write a book examining how retirement policies could be reformed to increase the retirement security of individuals while also enhancing economic growth by spurring savings needed for investment. They will examine a variety of policy options, including how to expand participation in employer-sponsored savings plans, how to revise regulations regarding annuities to make them more attractive to individuals, and how to alter tax and benefit policies to remove disincentives to employment facing older Americans.

Brookings Institution Domestic Public Policy