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Journal of Policy Analysis and Management issues special call for submissions

The Journal of Policy Analysis and Management is soliciting submissions under a special call for research on aging policy. The research should examine existing or proposed changes in policy that would directly or indirectly impact older Americans or that provides important lessons for aging policy from an international context.

Examples of the types of policies of interest include but are not limited to:

· Effects of tax deferred savings on preparedness for retirement;

· Impacts of the shift to defined contribution pension plans;

· Policies to promote retirement savings;

· Impacts of longevity on social insurance for the aged;

· Disability insurance reform;

· Policies to promote longer work lives, including job quality and social insurance reforms;

· Disability insurance and labor force participation;

· Medicaid and long-term care;

· Longevity and Medicare;

· The Affordable Care Act and retirement behavior.

Authors interested in submitting their work in response to this special call should use the regular submission portal at:

Please indicate in the comment space provided that the manuscript is submitted in response to the special call on aging policy. All submissions in response to the special call will be reviewed following standard practices of the journal. This special call will end on January 31, 2018.

Sandell programs issue 2018 proposal call

The Sandell Grant Program provides junior or senior scholars in all disciplines the opportunity to pursue research on retirement income and policy. Up to three grants of $45,000 are awarded for one-year projects.

The Sandell Dissertation Fellowship Program supports doctoral candidates in all disciplines studying retirement income and policy. Up to three fellowships of $28,000 are awarded.

Submission deadline for both programs is January 31, 2018.

Grant proposal guidelines are here.

Fellowship proposal guidelines are here.

The Summer 2017 Newsletter is live

MRRC’s latest newsletter covers the August Retirement Research Consortium meeting in Washington, D.C., additional reading suggestions for meeting topics, and news of our authors’ MRRC-related activities.

Read it online here or download the PDF version here.

In case you missed this year's RRC meeting, slides and video are available

Slides for the most of the 2017 presentations are currently posted. More materials, including videos of the meeting, will be shared soon. Thank you to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College for organizing this year’s event.

Financial Security Research Symposium webcast available

Co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Social Security Administration, this event featured four panels of academic, nonprofit, and governmental experts addressing issues surrounding financial preparedness and retirement security.

If you missed the symposium, the webcast is now available. The schedule is also available.

Link for Panel 1 slides: Assessing Financial Preparedness & Retirement Security

Link for Panel 2 slides: Understanding Social Security

Link for Panel 3 slides: Other Sources of Financial Security

Link for Panel 4 slides: Future Directions for Research

Link for keynote slides: William E. Spriggs

Link for the symposium summary

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