RISE Nobel Laureate Lecture Series: Peter Diamond (MIT)
Oct 30 2019
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Lecture Title: The Future of Social Security
About Diamond: Peter Diamond is an Institute Professor Emeritus at MIT, where he taught from 1966 to 2011. He has written on a wide variety of topics in economics, including public finance, especially in the area of optimal taxation, social insurance and pensions, uncertainty and search theories, macroeconomics and behavioral economics. He has worked on social security and pension reforms in the United States and in many other countries since the mid-1970s. His books include “Issues in Privatizing Social Security, Report of an Expert Panel of the National Academy of Social Insurance” (editor), “Saving Social Security: A Balanced Approach” (with Peter Orszag), “Reforming Pensions: Principles and Policy Choices” and “Pension Reform: A Short Guide” (both with Nicholas Barr). Diamond has been President of the American Economic Association, of the Econometric Society and the National Academy of Social Insurance. He was one of three winners of the 2010 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for analysis of markets with search frictions.
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