Improving America’s Retirement System

bookDr. Sylvester J. Schieber, a retirement expert and Compensation & Benefits Review author, this month received the 17th annual TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security. According to TIAA-CREF, Dr. Schieber was recognized for his work to improve America’s retirement system with his book “The Predictable Surprise: The Unraveling of the U.S. Retirement System”:

“Schieber’s work is exemplary in that it offers clear and actionable steps for how we can reform the retirement system to help guide Americans to lifelong financial well-being. It is more important than ever that the research community address the retirement issue and provide tangible solutions,” added Stephanie Bell-Rose, head of the TIAA-CREF Institute.

cbrFind out more about the Samuelson award here, and read Dr. Schieber’s latest article in the July/August 2012 issue of Compensation & Benefits Review: “Death and Taxes: Can We Afford Retirement Between Them?

Sylvester J. Schieber, PhD, served on the U.S. Social Security Advisory Board from 1998 through 2009 and served as Chair from October 2006 through September 2009 when he left the Board. From 1983 through 2006, he was at Watson Wyatt Worldwide. He set up Watson Wyatt’s Research and Information Center in 1983 and managed it until early 2005 when he was appointed Director of North American Benefits Consulting. He served on Watson Wyatt’s Board of Directors for 9 years in his tenure with the company. He retired from Watson Wyatt in September 2006. Prior to joining Watson Wyatt, he was the first research director at the Employee Benefits Research Institute in Washington, D.C. His latest book is The Predictable Surprise: The Unraveling of the U.S. Retirement System (Oxford University Press, 2012).

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