Social Security Advisory Board, 2015 Technical Panel on Assumptions and Methods, Chair
Challenge Magazine, Editorial Board, Member
National Bureau of Economic Research, Board of Directors, Member
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow
The Century Foundation, Board of Trustees, Member
Pension Rights Center, Board of Directors, Member
The American Prospect, Editorial Board, Member (1988-1993)
Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, Member
International Institute of Public Finance, Member
National Academy of Social Insurance, Co-founder and President (1986-1990),
Boston Economic Club, Secretary Treasurer (1986-1987), Vice President (1987-1988),
President (1988-1989), Member
Pension Research Council, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce University
of Pennsylvania, Member
Longbridge Investments LLC, Board of Directors, Member
Blue Ribbon Panel on the Massachusetts Retirement Group Classification System,
Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Board of Directors, Member
National Academy of Public Administration, Member
Advisory Board of the Journal of Economic Perspectives
National Tax Association, Member, Board of Directors
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Workshop to Consider Issues of Federal Infrastructure
Investments, Economic Growth and Productivity
The World Bank, Advisory Committee to the Study on Old Age Security
American Enterprise Institute, Advisory Council for “Economics and Politics
of Fiscal Policy,” Member
Pension Rights Center, Member of Board of Directors
International Monetary Fund, Technical Assistance Program, Consultant to Armenia
Subcommittee on Retirement Income and Employment of the Select Committee on
Aging, U.S. House of Representatives, Congressional Study Group on Women and
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Economics Visiting Committee, Member
American Economic Association, Nominating Committee, Member
Advisory Council on Social Security, Technical Panel of Experts, Member
Commission to Review Massachusetts Anti Takeover Laws, Member
American Association of Retired Persons, National Steering Committee for “New
Roles in Society,” Member
Ford Foundation, Research Advisory Committee for the Project on Social Welfare
Policy and the American Future, Member
Harvard University, Advisory Committee to the Consortium on Long Term Care,
Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, Committee to Plan a Major
Study of National Long Term Care Policies, Member
Medicare Working Group, Division of Health Policy Research and Education, Harvard
Carnegie Commission on College Retirement, Member
Supervisory Panel, The Forum Institute of the Villers Foundation, Member
The Government Research Corporation, Private Sector Retirement Security and
U.S. Tax Policy Roundtable Discussions, Participant
Advisory Board for the National Aging Policy Center on Income Maintenance, Brandeis
Advisory Group to the National Commission for Employment Policy, Member
Massachusetts Retirement Law Commission, Member
Advisory Committee for Urban Institute HUD Grant on State Local Pensions, Member
National Planning Association, Joint Committee on Public Pensions, Staff Director
Special Funding Advisory Committee for Massachusetts Pensions
Governor’s Task Force on Unemployment Compensation, Massachusetts, Member
March 12, 2015
“Falling Short: The Coming Retirement Crisis and What to Do About It.” Bridging the Gap: How Prepared Are Americans for Retirement, Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senate, 114th Congress, 1st Session. Washington, DC.
February 24, 2009
“The Financial Crisis and Restoring Retirement Security.” Strengthening Worker Retirement Security,Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives, 111th Congress, 1st Session. Washington, DC.
June 19, 2002
“The Private Pension Landscape” before the National Legislative
Council, AARP. Washington, DC.
February 7, 2002
“Pension Reform in the Wake of Enron,” before the Senate Committee
on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
July 17, 2001
“Statement for the ERISA Advisory Council,” before the U.S. Department
February 22, 1999
“The Potential Impact of Social Security Reform on Women,” before
the Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senate
January 21, 1999
“Preserving and Strengthening Social Security,” before Committee
on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives
September 9, 1998
“Proposals to Preserve and Protect Social Security,” before Committee
on Finance, U.S. Senate
June 3, 1998
“The Future of Social Security for this Generation and the Next: Proposals
Regarding Personal Accounts,” before the subcommittee on Social Security,
Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, 105 Cong., 2 sess.
April 22, 1998
“Impact of Equity Investment on the Social Security Program,” before
the Senate Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senate, 105 Cong., 2 sess.
“Rates of Return on Social Security Contributions,” Senate Budget
Committee Task Force on Social Security, U. S. Senate, 105 Cong., 2 sess.
September 26, 1991
“Infrastructure Investment and Economic Activity at the State and Local
Level,” before the Budget Committee Task Force on Community Development
and Natural Resources, U.S. House of Representatives, 102 Cong., 1 sess.
February 20, 1991
“Infrastructure Investment and Productivity Growth,” before the
Committee on Public Works and Transportation, U.S. House of Representatives,
102 Cong., 1 sess.
February 5, 1991
“Infrastructure, Productivity, and Economic Growth,” before the
Subcommittee on Water Resources, Transportation, and Infrastructure of the Committee
on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate, 102 Cong., 1 sess.
May 18, 1989
“The Social Security Surplus,” before the Budget Committee Task
Force on Economic Policy, Projections and Revenues, U.S. House of Representatives,
101 Cong., 2 sess.
May 20, 1988
“Social Security Surpluses,” before the Subcommittee on Social Security
of the Committee on Finance, U.S. Senate, 100 Cong., 2 sess.
May 10, 1988
“The Outlook for Social Security Financing,” Public Employee Pension
Benefit Plans, before the Subcommittee on Social Security of the Committee on
Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, 100 Cong., 2 sess.
July 18, 1985
“Retirement Income Security in the United States,” before the Subcommittee
on Social Security and the Subcommittee on Oversight of the Committee on Ways
and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, 99 Cong., 1 sess. July 18, 1985, pp.
September 25, 1984
“Social Security and Budget Deficits,” Social Security System, before
the Joint Economic Committee, 98 Cong., 2 sess.
September 18, 1984
“The Economic Effects of the Growth of Employer Provided Fringe Benefits,”
Distribution and Economics of Employer Provided Fringe Benefits, before the
Subcommittee on Social Security and Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures
of the Committee on Ways and Means, U. S. House of Representatives, 98 Cong.,
2 sess. September 18, 1984, pp. 417-28.
September 11, 1984
“The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974: Is It Consistent
With Other National Goals?” Employee Retirement Income Security Act of
1974: The First Decade, before the Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senate,
98 Cong., 2 sess.
February 28, 1984
“The Erosion of the Tax Base by Employee Benefit Plans,” Hearings
on Administration and Other Proposals Concerning Tax Shelters, Accounting Abuses,
and Corporate and Securities Reforms, before Committee on Ways and Means, U.S.
House of Representatives, 98 Cong., 2 sess.
November 15, 1983
“The Need for Federal Legislation in The Public Pension Arena,”
Public Employee Pension Benefit Plans, before the Subcommittee on Oversight
of the Committee on Ways and Means and Subcommittee on Labor Management Relations
of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, 98 Cong.,
June 7, 1982
“The Financial Vulnerability of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation,”
Pension Funding Problems, Select Committee on Aging, U.S. House of Representatives,
97 Cong., 2 sess. June 7, 1982, pp. 45-60.
May 10, 1982
“The Private Pension System and Its Role in Providing Economic Security,”
Statement before the National Commission on Social Security Reform
September 16, 1981
“Possible Responses to Social Security’s Long Run Deficits,”
Social Security Reform and Retirement Income Policy, the Special Committee on
Aging, U.S. Senate, 97 Cong., 1 sess.
September 28, 1979
“The Three Legged Stool of Retirement Income,” President’s
Commission on Pension Policy
March 13, 1978
“The Role of Social Security and Private Pensions in the Provision of
Retirement Income.” National Pension Policies: Private Pension Plans,
of the Select Committee on Aging, U.S. House of Representatives, 95 Cong., 2
sess. March 13, 1978, pp. 351-62.