Reports February 2009

Pensionomics: Measuring the Impact of State and Local Pension Plans

This report provides the national economic impacts of public and private pension plans, as well as the impact of state and local plans on a state-by-state basis.

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Reports January 2009

Pensions & Retirement Security: A Roadmap for Policy Makers

This nationwide public opinion poll measures how Americans feel about their financial security in retirement and assesses their views on policies that could improve their retirement outlook.

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Reports November 2008

In it for the Long Haul: The Investment Behavior of Public Pensions

Using data on public pension plan investment patterns from the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Census Bureau, this report analyzes how public pension plans invest, in both bull and bear markets.

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Issue Briefs October 2008

Look Before You Leap: The Unintended Consequences of Pension Freezes

This issue brief explores important factors public employers should keep in mind when making decisions about their retirement programs during a weak economy.

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Reports August 2008

A Better Bang for the Buck: The Economic Efficiencies of Defined Benefit Pension Plans

Pension plans are a far more cost-efficient means of providing retirement income compared to individual defined contribution accounts.

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Issue Briefs July 2008

Patience is a Virtue: Asset Allocation Patterns in DB and DC Plans

This report examines whether the move from DB to DC plans has had an impact on the way retirement assets are invested. Individual investors, for instance, may have a shorter term investment horizon than DB plans.

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