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Munnell, Alicia Haydock

Overview
Works: 138 works in 350 publications in 2 languages and 15,586 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HD7125, 368.400973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alicia Haydock Munnell
Working longer : the solution to the retirement income challenge by Alicia Haydock Munnell( )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Investigates the prospects for moving the average retirement age to 66 from 63. Examines companies' incentives to employ older workers and what government can do to promote continued participation in the workforce. Considers the challenge of ensuring a secure retirement for low-wage workers and those unable to continue to work"--Provided by publisher
Framing the social security debate : values, politics, and economics by R. Douglas Arnold( )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Competing reform proposals reflect contrasting views about the nature of the Social Security problem and how to solve it. This book examines issues about privatization, national savings and economic growth, the political risks and realities in reforms, lessons from private pension developments in the United States, and the efforts of other advanced industrial countries to adapt their old-age pensions to an aging population. It also poses philosophical arguments about collective versus individual responsibility and the implications of market risks and political risks for stable and secure retirement income policy
Coming up short : the challenge of 401(k) plans by Alicia Haydock Munnell( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the baby boom begins to withdraw from the labor force, ensuring a secure retirement income becomes an increasingly important issue. The number of people over age 65 is expected to double by 2030. That trend will continue, accompanied by worries about stock market volatility, corporate malfeasance, a rapidly changing economy, and the viability of Social Security. In Coming Up Short, two experts on retirement policy analyze 401(k) plans, the fastest-growing type of employer-sponsored pensions and a vital source of retirement income for the American middle class." "Alicia Munnell and Annika Sunden chronicle the development of 401(k) plans, now the dominant form of private pensions. In accessible language, they explain how such plans work and discuss their popularity. For employees, these plans are appealing because they have more control over their own retirement funds, and the plans are portable. For employers, the plans are generally less costly than defined benefit plans."--BOOK JACKET
Death and dollars : the role of gifts and bequests in America by Alicia Haydock Munnell( )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Social security and the stock market : how the pursuit of market magic shapes the system by Alicia Haydock Munnell( )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of social security by Alicia Haydock Munnell( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State and local pensions : what now? by Alicia Haydock Munnell( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of the financial crisis and Great Recession, the health of state and local pension plans has emerged as a front burner policy issue. Elected officials, academic experts, and the media alike have pointed to funding shortfalls with alarm, expressing concern that pension promises are unsustainable or will squeeze out other pressing government priorities. A few local governments have even filed for bankruptcy, with pensions cited as a major cause. The author draws on both her practical experience and prior research to provide a broad perspective on the challenge of state and local pensions. She shows that the story is big and complicated and cannot be viewed through a narrow prism such as accounting methods or the role of unions. By examining the diversity of the public plan universe, the author debunks the notion that all plans are in trouble. In fact, she finds that, while a few plans are basket cases, many are functioning reasonably well. The analysis concludes that the plans in serious trouble need a major overhaul. But even the relatively healthy plans face three challenges ahead: an excessive concentration of plan assets in equities; the risk that steep benefit cuts for new hires will harm workforce quality; and the constraints plans face in adjusting future benefits for current employees. The book proposes solutions that preserve the main strengths of state and local pensions while promoting needed reforms
The economics of private pensions by Alicia Haydock Munnell( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falling short : the coming retirement crisis and what to do about it by Charles D Ellis( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States faces a serious retirement challenge. Many of today's workers will lack the resources to retire at traditional ages and maintain their standard of living in retirement. Solving the problem is a major challenge in today's environment, in which risk and responsibility have shifted from government and employers to individuals. For this reason, the authors have written this concise guide, grounded in sound research yet written in a highly accessible style, for anyone concerned about their own--and the nation's--retirement security. The authors provide a vivid picture of the retirement crisis in America. They offer the necessary context for understanding the nature and size of the shortfall, which is caused by both increasing income needs--due to longer lifespans and rising health costs--and decreasing support from Social Security and employer-sponsored pension plans. The solutions are to work longer and save more by building on the existing retirement system. To work longer, individuals should plan to stay in the labor force until age 70 if possible. To save more, policymakers should shore up Social Security's long-term finances; make all 401(k) plans fully automatic, with workers allowed to opt out; and ensure that everyone has access to a retirement savings plan. Individuals should also recognize that their house is a source of saving, which they can tap in retirement through downsizing or a reverse mortgage--From publisher description
The effect of social security on personal saving by Alicia Haydock Munnell( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pensions and the economy : sources, uses, and limitations of data( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford handbook of pensions and retirement income( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook draws on research from a range of academic disciplines to reflect on the implications for provisions of pension and retirement income of demographic ageing. it reviews the latest research, policy related tools, analytical methods and techniques and major theoretical frameworks
Lessons from the income maintenance experiments : proceedings of a conference held at Melvin Village, New Hampshire, September 1986 by Alicia Haydock Munnell( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Italian and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is there a shortfall in public capital investment? : proceedings of a conference held at Harwich Port, Massachusetts, June 1990 by Alicia Haydock Munnell( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pensions for public employees by Alicia Haydock Munnell( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Massachusetts in the 1990s : the role of state government by Alicia Haydock Munnell( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mortgage lending in Boston : interpreting HMDA data by Alicia Haydock Munnell( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retirement and public policy : proceedings of the Second Conference of the National Academy of Social Insurance, Washington, D.C. by National Academy of Social Insurance (U.S.)( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public pension funding in practice by Alicia Haydock Munnell( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public pension funding has recently become a front-burner policy issue in the wake of the financial crisis and given the pending retirement of large numbers of baby boomers. This paper examines the current funding of state and local pensions using a sample of 126 plans, estimating an aggregate funded ratio in 2009 of 78 percent. Projections for 2010-2013 suggest that some continued deterioration is likely. Funded status can vary significantly among plans, so the paper explores the influence of four types of factors: funding discipline, plan governance, plan characteristics, and the fiscal situation of the state. Judging the adequacy of funding requires more than just a snapshot of assets and liabilities, so the paper examines how well plans are meeting their Annual Required Contribution and what factors influence whether they make them. The paper also addresses the controversy over what discount rate to use for valuing liabilities, concluding that using a riskless rate of return could help improve funding discipline but would need to be implemented in a manageable way. Finally, the paper assesses whether plans face a near-term liquidity crisis and finds that most have assets on hand to cover benefits over the next 15-20 years. The bottom line is that, like private investors, public plans have been hit hard by the financial crisis and their full recovery is dependent on the rebound of the economy and the stock market
What is the impact of pensions on saving? by Alicia Haydock Munnell( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Social security and the stock market : how the pursuit of market magic shapes the system
Alternative Names
Alicia Haydock Munnell économiste américaine

Alicia Munnell Amerikaans econome

Haydock Munnell, Alicia 1942-

Munnell, A. H. 1942-

Munnell, Alicia

Munnell, Alicia H.

Munnell, Alicia H. 1942-

Munnell, Alicia H. (Alicia Haydock)

أليسيا هايدوك مانيل عالمة اقتصاد أمريكية

マネル, アリシア

Languages
English (199)

Italian (1)

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Framing the social security debate : values, politics, and economicsComing up short : the challenge of 401(k) plansDeath and dollars : the role of gifts and bequests in AmericaSocial security and the stock market : how the pursuit of market magic shapes the systemOxford handbook of pensions and retirement income