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Modernizing savings for retirement

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – A New York Times article, "Doing More, Not Less, to Save Retirees from Financial Ruin," suggests a lack of preparation for retirement could lead to a "demographic catastrophe" and sink a generation of older Americans into poverty. In the article, PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Economics John Friedman proposes solutions based on his study, "Building on What Works: A Proposal to Modernize Retirement Savings," for the Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project. Read more.

(Distributed June 29, 2015)

Tyler receives teaching award

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Associate and Professor of Education, Economics, and Public Policy John Tyler was awarded a Brown University Teaching with Technology Model Course Award. The award was presented by Dean of the College Maud Mandel during the Spring University Awards Ceremony.

(Distributed June 23, 2015)

BIARI gathers scholars from Global South

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The seventh annual gathering of the Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) included participants selected from the largest ever pool of applicants. The two-week program, hosted by the Watson Institute, brought 155 scholars (of more than 1,100 applicants) from 60 countries in the Global South to Brown University to learn from each other and work towards solving relevant topics around the world. Read more.

(Distributed June 19, 2015)
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