Dean Karlan

Dean Karlan

Dean Karlan is president, founder, and executive director of Innovations for Poverty Action; and a professor of economics at Yale University. Previously, Karlan was a consultant for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and FINCA International.  Karlan’s research interests include development economics, behavioral economics, and the political economy, with …Learn More

Francois Gadenne

François Gadenne

François Gadenne is co-founder, chairman and executive director of the Retirement Income Industry Association, (RIIA). Gadenne co-founded Retirement Engineering, Inc. (REI), and Rational Investors.  He served as general manager of S&P’s Retirement Services group and worked at the Bank of Boston (now Bank of America).  Gadenne was an associate of …Learn More

William Gale

William Gale

William Gale is the Arjay and Frances Miller chair in federal economic policy at the Brookings Institution, co-director of the Tax Policy Center, and director of the Retirement Security Project. Previously, Gale served as vice president of the Brookings Institution and director of its economic studies program. Gale’s research focuses …Learn More

Steven Sass

Steven A. Sass

Steven A. Sass is associate director of the Financial Security Project.  Previously, Sass was an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and founding editor of The Regional Review.  He has authored and co-authored numerous scholarly publications, including Working Longer, Social Security and the Stock Market, The Promise of Private …Learn More

Dan Ariely

Dan Ariely

Dan Ariely is the James B. Duke professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University, and a founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight. Ariely is the author of Predictably Irrational, a New York Times best-seller, The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions, and The Upside of Irrationality: …Learn More

Julie R. Agnew

Julie R. Agnew is an assistant professor of economics at the College of William & Mary, and faculty advisor to the Howard J. Busbee Finance Academy. Previously, Agnew was an investment banking analyst for Salomon Brothers and an equity research associate for Vector Securities International.  Agnew’s research focuses on investment …Learn More

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Alicia H. Munnell

Alicia H. Munnell is director of the Center for Retirement Research where she oversees the Financial Security Project. Previously, Munnell was a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, assistant secretary of the Treasury for economic policy, and senior vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve …Learn More