Teresa Ghilarducci is a labor economist and nationally-recognized expert in retirement security. Teresa holds the Bernard L. and Irene Schwartz Chair in economic policy analysis and directs the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA) that focuses on economic policy research and outreach. She is also Chair of the Department of Economics at The New School’s New School for Social Research.
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.
Ghilarducci is on the executive board member of the Economic Policy Institute, court appointed trustees for the retiree health care trusts for UAW retirees of GM, Ford, and Chrysler and USW retirees of Goodyear Tire. Professor Ghilarducci previously taught economics for 25 years the University of Notre Dame.