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Teresa Ghilarducci

The New School of Social Research

Teresa Ghilarducci is a labor economist and nationally-recognized expert in retirement security.

An economics professor at The New School, Teresa serves as the Bernard L. and Irene Schwartz Chair in economic policy analysis and director of SCEPA, the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis that focuses on economic policy research and outreach.

Ghilarducci joined The New School in 2008 after 25 years as a professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame and 10 years as director of the school’s Higgins Labor Research Center.  As an author, her most recent book - When I’m Sixty Four: The Plot Against Pensions and the Plan to Save Them – investigates the loss of pensions on older Americans and proposes a comprehensive system of reform. Her previous books include Labor's Capital: The Economics and Politics of Employer Pensions, winner of an Association of American Publishers award in 1992, and Portable Pension Plans for Casual Labor Markets, published in 1995.