Live long and prosper? How ageing and inequality affect pensions

Larry Kotlikoff

Professor of Economics, Boston University

October 2022

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Larry Kotlikoff

Many of us envision a prosperous, long life in retirement, but rarely think about how we’ll sustain it.

In this episode of Pioneering Pensions, we’re joined by Larry Kotlikoff to discuss the challenges our societies face as our population ages, including increasing inequality and climate change.

How will these challenges impact pensions? Are pension scheme future liabilities being systematically undervalued? How financially stable are public pension systems? What could pension schemes do to help people get the most out of their savings?

About Larry Kotlikoff

Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University. His research addresses personal finance and investing, climate change and carbon taxation, inequality and fiscal progressivity, banking reform, healthcare reform, and social security. He has authored and co-authored 20 books, and has had op-eds published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Forbes, CNBC and Bloomberg, to name a few.

His latest book, Money Magic, helps households safely raise their living standards, reduce risk, and improve their lives. His previous book, co-authored with Paul Solman and Phillip Moeller, You’re Hired – Get What’s Yours, was a New York Times bestseller.

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