Retirement finances to be topic Oct. 23 at UC San Diego roundtable


Retirement financing will be the topic at the next meeting of the UC San Diego Economics Roundtable, held at at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 23 at the UC San Diego Faculty Club.

John Shoven, Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics at Stanford, The Trione Director of SIEPR, and the Buzz and Barbara McCoy Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, will discuss “Adjusting Retirement Institutions for Longer Life Expectancies: You Can’t Finance 30-Year Retirements with 40-Year Careers!”

The $50 cost to attend includes breakfast and parking. Significant discounts are available for UC San Diego faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Shoven’s recent work has been in the field of economic demography. He has written extensively on Social Security, including a number of papers on the advantage of deferring the commencement of Social Security benefits beyond retirement. In 2008, he co-wrote, with George P. Shultz, “Putting Our House in Order: A Guide to Social Security and Health Care Reform,” published by W. W. Norton.

In 2011, he edited “Demography and the Economy,” NBER and University of Chicago Press. Over the years, he has written more than 100 professional articles and has written or edited more than 20 books. He is a recipient of the Paul A. Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security. He regularly teaches a sophomore college course and has taken three classes to Washington in that capacity.

Shoven graduated from UCSD in 1969, majoring in physics. He then went to Yale to study economics. He has been on the Stanford faculty ever since receiving his Ph.D. from Yale in 1973. He was chairman of the Economics Department from 1986-’89, director of the Center for Economic Policy Research from 1989-’93, and dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences from 1993 to ’98. Shoven has been the director of SIEPR since 1999. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In the private sector, he is the chairman of the Board of Cadence Design Systems and is a member of the board of Exponent Inc., Financial Engines and American Century Funds.

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