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Teresa Ghilarducci

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Teresa Ghilarducci

Irene and Bernard L Schwartz Professor of Economics and Policy Analysis, The New School
Teresa Ghilarducci

Ghilarducci is an economist and nationally recognized expert in older worker labor markets and retirement security. She is the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Chair of Economic Policy Analysis at the New School for Social Research and director of the Schwartz Chair of Economic Policy Analysis. Her forthcoming book from University of Chicago Press- Work, Retire, Repeat: The Uncertainty of Retirement in the New Economy -- unpacks the economic myths about the positive effects on health, wealth, and productivity of working longer. She is the author of 5 other books, and coauthor and edited of 3 others. She has published over 75 referred journal articles; testified in Congress over 10 times and was appointed by two governors and one President to serve on Advisory boards. For 15 years she was a trustee for a 60billion retire health plan for over 1 million retired autoworkers. She advises policy makers to create pension plans -- Guaranteed Retirement Plans - for all Americans – 70 million workers have nothing but Social Security. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) identified GRAs as one alternative to overhaul the U.S. retirement system. And during the financial crises of 2008, the New York Times Magazine named the GRA Plan one of the best ideas of the year. She has a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to The New School in 2008, taught for 25 years at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend Indiana.