2023 Fellows Symposium — Enhancing financial wellness in retirement: Institutional and individual dimensions

The TIAA Institute and the Pension Research Council will co-host a Fellows Symposium on steps individuals and institutions can take to boost financial wellness in retirement. The discussion will center on the behavioral dimensions of financial security, with six new research studies presented by leading scholars: 

Saving and attitudes to the future
(Postlewaite, Knowles)

Understanding financial well-being among Asians, Blacks and Hispanics in the United States 
(Lusardi, Mitchell, Hasler, Sconti) 

Splurging after reaching your goal: How and when a used (vs. unused) account affects consumption behavior?
(Sharif, Yin)

Registered index-linked annuities in qualified retirement plans
(Ellis, Moenig, Volkman-Wise)

A closer look at fringe benefits for faculty 

What matters for annuity demand: Objective life expectancy or subjective survival pessimism? 
(Wettstein, Arapakis)

This symposium and the presented research are part of the TIAA Institute’s ongoing behavioral finance initiative, which examines how behavioral biases affect Americans’ financial security.