The Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University was honored to host Dr. Eytan Sheshinski as the inaugural lecturer of its Excellence in Innovation Series.
Dr. Sheshinski, the Sir Isaac Wolfson Professor of Public Finance Emeritus at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, received a Ph.D. in economics from MIT and has held academic positions at Princeton, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Berkeley, MIT, and Brown. His scholarly research focuses mainly on public economics, with particular emphasis on insurance markets, social security and pension systems and natural resources.
Lecture: Pension Design
All government pension systems — like Social Security in the United States — face ever-evolving demographic, economic and social circumstances. The central question that Dr. Sheshinski’s research has addressed is how risks should be shared amongst participants in any such system.
Despite headlines like “Is Social Security doomed?” or “Should you worry about your retirement?”, Dr. Sheshinski offers practical and innovative solutions that would allow for stability across a wide range of public pension systems that would allow for sustainable success.