CEPAR Partner Investigator Olivia S. Mitchell has been listed as one of Worth Magazine’s '16 Powerhouse Female Economist'. As part of Worths' 10th Annual Power 100, she has been recognised as power player across the financial industry.
A pension and risk management expert, the executive director of the Pension Research Council at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a CEPAR Partner Investigator, Olivia S. Mitchell spends a lot of time examining the combinations of deferred annuity income and savings to create the optimal retirement plan.
Dr Olivia S. Mitchell is International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor, and Professor of Business Economics/Policy and Insurance/Risk Management, at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. At Wharton, she is also the Executive Director of the Pension Research Council and the Boettner Center on Pensions and Retirement Research and a Fellow of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center and the Leonard Davis Institute; she also sits on the Board of the Penn Aging Research Center. Concurrently Dr Mitchell is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Co-Investigator for the Health and Retirement Study at the University of Michigan.
Dr Mitchell’s main areas of research and teaching are international private and public insurance, risk management, public finance, and compensation and pensions. Her extensive publications (32 books and over 200 articles) analyse pensions and healthcare systems, wealth, health, work, wellbeing, and retirement. She served on President Bush’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security and the US Department of Labor’s ERISA Advisory Council.
She has spoken for groups including the World Economic Forum; the International Monetary Fund; the Investment Company Institute; the White House Conference on Social Security; and the President’s Economic Forum.