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Mitchell, Olivia S.

Works: 286 works in 1,400 publications in 3 languages and 17,272 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Honoree
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Olivia S Mitchell
Most widely held works by Olivia S Mitchell
Reinventing the retirement paradigm by Robert L Clark( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work explores how rising pension and healthcare costs along with workforce aging, are affecting pension and retirement planning around the world
Securing employer-based pensions : an international perspective by Wharton School( )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of public employee retirement systems by Olivia S Mitchell( )

18 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"People covered by public pensions are often the subject of 'pension envy:' that is, their benefits might seem more generous and their contributions lower than those offered by the private sector. Yet this book points out that such judgments are often inaccurate, since civil servants hold jobs with few counterparts in private industry, such as firefighters, police, judges, and teachers. Often these are riskier, dirtier, and demand more loyalty and discretion than would be required of a more mobile labor force in the private sector. The debate challenges traditional ideas about how the public employee labor contract is structured and raises questions about how such employees are attracted to the public sector, retained and motivated on the job, and retired, via an entire compensation package of wages and benefits. Authors explore aspects of these schemes, addressing the cost and valuation debate, along with the political economy of how public pension asset pools are perceived and managed, an increasingly important topic in times of global financial turmoil. The discussion also explores ways that public pensions can be strengthened in the US, Japan, Canada, and Germany. The volume captures a vigorous debate currently underway by academics, financial experts, regulators, and plan sponsors, all seeking to define a new future for public retirement systems. It will be of substantial interest to a wide range of readers, since public sector employees and their representatives will naturally find the comparisons and arguments over valuation of keen interest. Public pension administrators and policymakers seeking an explanation of what makes these plans so costly will gain a new understanding of how the arguments stack up. Private sector employers and plan sponsors can learn much from efforts to reform these retirement systems in states and countries around the world. Finally, investors and the taxpaying public more generally may be at risk to cover these long-term promises, so it behoves them to pay close attention to the financing and investment practices of these plans, along with their valuation. This volume represents an invaluable addition to the Pension Research Council / Oxford University Press series as it includes actuarial, economic, and financial perspectives making it useful for academics, retirement plan administrators, and public employees wishing to understand the challenges facing public pensions."--Publisher's website
Retirement, pensions, and social security by Gary S Fields( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the workforce ages : costs, benefits, and policy challenges( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benefits for the workplace of the future by Olivia S Mitchell( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redefining retirement : how will boomers fare? by Brigitte C Madrian( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the first of the 'Baby Boom' generation reaches 60, this unusually large cohort find themselves on the brink of retirement. Offering a guide to the issues of the retirement system, this study of a generation looks forward to the significance of those born between 1946-1966 who seem set to redefine retirement
Pension design and structure : new lessons from behavioral finance by Olivia S Mitchell( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and German and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employees are increasingly asked to make sophisticated decisions about their pension and healthcare plans. Yet recent research shows that the decisions 'real' people make are often not those of the careful and well-informed economic agent conventionally portrayed in economic research. Rather, decision-makers tend to operate with flawed information and make some of the most critical financial decisions of their lives lacking a full understanding of the options before them and the implications of their decisions. Pension Design and Structure explores the assumptions behind commonly-held theories of retirement decision-making, in order to draw out the consequences of frontier research in behavioral finance and economics for those interested in better design and structure of retirement pensions. Using large datasets newly provided by financial service firms and real-world experiments, this volume tests the hypotheses of this research. This is the first book to explore the implications of behavioral finance research for pensions and retirement studies. The authors blend cutting-edge research from several fields including Finance, Economics, Management, Sociology, and Psychology. The boo
The pension challenge : risk transfers and retirement income security by Olivia S Mitchell( Book )

18 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title offers different ways to think about retirement security in a volatile financial environment. Myriad retirement risks confront employees, retirees, employers and governments. The book illustrates how stakeholders can reinvent pensions that perform well in a competitive global setting
Restructuring retirement risks by David Blitzstein( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlighting retirement security as a major policy concern, this book addresses the question 'What are the risks & rewards in pensions, & what paths can stakeholders chose to solve these problems?'. It deals with employees' needs & expectations employers' intentions & realizations, & policymakers' efforts to resolve the many challenges
Research frontiers in industrial relations and human resources by David Lewin( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prospects for social security reform( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question of Social Security reform, how to reform the system or, indeed, whether the system needs reform at all, is the subject of heated debate at all levels of government, in the media, and among workers, pensioners, and employers. Prospects for Social Security Reform informs the debate by exploring why the system is at a crossroads today and what to do about it. Diverse authors detail the size and nature of the problem, explain views of key "stakeholders" regarding reform options, and report new evidence on how reform might affect the economy at large. Research findings and public opinion polls are analyzed as are lessons from other countries experimenting with new ways to deliver old-age benefit promises
Forecasting retirement needs and retirement wealth( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Forecasting Retirement Needs and Retirement Wealth, drawing on the latest information available on health, wealth, and retirement in America, offers new perspectives on ways to support the expanding population of older citizens. The contributors consider how the concept and process of retirement is evolving. They show that new paths to retirement are emerging, paths that involve "bridge" jobs and gradual transitions through various states of employment. They explore the related and equally important, though difficult, problem of determining what resources people need during retirement and consider ways to think about how much to save for old age."--Jacket
Living with defined contribution pensions : remaking responsibility for retirement( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living with Defined Contribution Pensions analyzes the emerging trends in defined contribution pensions, addressing how the switch will affect retirement income in the future, and recommending ways to improve decision making about pension design in the future. Written for both the benefits specialist and the layperson seeking to become informed, this book is a must for anyone looking for a greater understanding of this pertinent issue
The market for retirement financial advice by Olivia S Mitchell( )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The market for retirement financial advice has never been more important and yet more in flux. The long-term shift away from traditional defined benefit pensions toward defined contribution personal accounts requires all of us to be more sophisticated today than ever before. Nevertheless, the landscape for financial advice is changing all over the world, with new rules and regulations transforming the financial advice profession. This volume explores the market for retirement financial advice, to explain what financial advisors do and how to measure their performance and impact. Who are these professionals and what standards must they abide by? How do they make money and what are their incentives? How can one protect clients from bad advice? Does advice alone bring about changes in personal financial habits? Answers to these questions, along with new technology that will decrease the delivery costs of advice, will play a transformative role in helping more households receive the quality financial advice that they need. Accordingly, this volume illuminates the market and regulatory challenges so as to enhance consumer, plan sponsor, and regulator decisions
Pensions in the public sector( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pensions in the Public Sector explores the diversity of government pension plans and investigates how these financial institutions must change in years to come. Contributors to the book show that successful public pension systems demand careful attention to benefit and financing policy, strong funding and investment performance, and continuous actuarial oversight."--Jacket
Financial literacy : implications for retirement security and the financial marketplace( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As financial markets grow ever more complex and integrated, households must make increasingly sophisticated and all-too-often irreversible economic decisions. This is particularly evident in retirement decision-making. Traditional defined benefit pension schemes are being replaced with defined contribution pensions; employer and government judgment regarding how much to save and where to invest has been replaced by employees having to make these choices on their own (sometimes assisted by advisers); and retirees have become responsible for managing their own pension assets. This volume explores how financial literacy can enhance peoples' ability to make informed economic choices. It proposes that financial literacy determines how well people make and execute saving, investing, borrowing, and planning decisions. It examines causality using controlled settings to disentangle whether financial literacy causes saving or vice versa, and demonstrates that financial education programs do indeed enhance financial decision-making and asset accumulation
Positioning pensions for the twenty-first century( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Positioning Pensions for the Twenty-First Century analyzes the role of pensions in retirement security as we enter the next century, examining how these programs will be able to withstand the challenges to the nation's retirement system and evolve actively to meet them. Developed by the Pension Research Council of the Wharton School, this book brings together a team of leading economists, corporate and labor specialists, actuaries, and policy experts to examine the future of retirement options within the context of emerging labor and business trends and innovative developments in the pension community. The authors illustrate how a successful public and private pension system can be sustained and strengthened, and demonstrate how employer pensions can be configured against a delicately financed social insurance system. The book examines areas where pensions have succeeded and failed over the last several decades, and it also points to positive new developments in the pension arena
Innovations in retirement financing( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and German and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recalibrating retirement spending and saving( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As Baby Boomers make the transition into their 60s, they are focusing policymakers' and the media's attention on how this generation will manage the retirement phase of its lifetime. This volume acknowledges that many, though not all, in this older cohort have accumulated substantial assets, so for them, the question is what will they do with what they have? The book provides a detailed exploration of how people entering retirement will deploy their accumulated assets in the near and long term, so to best meet their myriad spending, investment, and other objectives." "This new volume will be especially useful for analysts and consumers concerned with ways to position, invest, manage, and spend retirement assets; financial advisers and academics debating ways to effectively manage assets in retirement; and lawyers and policy experts evaluating regulation for the retirement payout marketplace."--Jacket
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Reinventing the retirement paradigm
Securing employer-based pensions : an international perspectiveThe future of public employee retirement systemsRetirement, pensions, and social securityAs the workforce ages : costs, benefits, and policy challengesBenefits for the workplace of the futureRedefining retirement : how will boomers fare?Pension design and structure : new lessons from behavioral financeThe pension challenge : risk transfers and retirement income security
Alternative Names
Mitchell, O. S.

Mitchell, Olivia

Mitchell, Olivia Stafford

Olivia Mitchell économiste américaine

Olivia S. Mitchell economista estadounidense

Stafford Mitchell, Olivia

English (191)

German (2)

Spanish (1)