Teresa Ghilarducci

Research Associate

Areas of expertise
Labor economics • Economics of aging • Retirement security • Private pensions

Professor Teresa Ghilarducci is the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Chair of Economic Policy Analysis at the New School for Social Research. Her 2008 book, When I’m Sixty Four: The Plot against Pensions and the Plan to Save Them (Princeton University Press) investigates the effect of pension losses on older Americans and how to stop them. Ghilarducci’s current 2 year project, “Beyond the 401(k): Guaranteeing Retirement Security,” is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. She is a trustee for two Retiree Health Care Trusts: one for the UAW retirees at GM, Ford, and Chrysler and the other for Steelworker retirees at Goodyear. In 2007, Ghilarducci served on Governor Schwarzenegger’s Public Employee Post-Employment Benefits Commission. Ghilarducci was appointed by Indiana’s Governor to serve as a trustee for the Public Employee Retirement Fund in Indiana 1997–2002 and President Clinton appointed her twice to serve on the PBGC’s Advisory Board, 1996- 2001. She was the Wurf fellow at the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School from 2007–2009. She received her Ph.D. in Economics at the University of California at Berkeley.

Ph.D. Economics, University of California Berkeley (1984)
B.A. Economics, University of California Berkeley (1978)