Alicia H. Munnell

 

ALICIA H. MUNNELL

Boston College

 

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Memberships

2012-present
Longbridge Investments LLC, Board of Directors, Member

2004-present
Challenge Magazine, Editorial Board, Member

2001-present
National Bureau of Economic Research, Board of Directors, Member

1998-present
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow

1998-present
The Century Foundation, Board of Trustees, Member

1997-present
Pension Rights Center, Board of Directors, Member

1997-present
The American Prospect, Editorial Board, Member (1988-1993)

1986-present
Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, Member

1986-present

International Institute of Public Finance, Member

1986-present
National Academy of Social Insurance, Co-founder and President (1986-1990), Member

1981-present
Boston Economic Club, Secretary Treasurer (1986-1987), Vice President (1987-1988), President (1988-1989), Member

1979-present
Pension Research Council, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce University of Pennsylvania, Member

2006
Blue Ribbon Panel on the Massachusetts Retirement Group Classification System, Chair

2003-2006
Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Board of Directors, Member

1985-2006
National Academy of Public Administration, Member

2000-2002
Advisory Board of the Journal of Economic Perspectives

1997-1998
National Tax Association, Member, Board of Directors

1992-1993
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Workshop to Consider Issues of Federal Infrastructure Investments, Economic Growth and Productivity

1992-1993
The World Bank, Advisory Committee to the Study on Old Age Security
Arrangements, Member

1987-1993
American Enterprise Institute, Advisory Council for “Economics and Politics of Fiscal Policy,” Member

1984-1993
Pension Rights Center, Member of Board of Directors

1992
International Monetary Fund, Technical Assistance Program, Consultant to Armenia

1992
Subcommittee on Retirement Income and Employment of the Select Committee on Aging, U.S. House of Representatives, Congressional Study Group on Women and Retirement, Participant

1989-1992
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Economics Visiting Committee, Member

1991
American Economic Association, Nominating Committee, Member

1990
Advisory Council on Social Security, Technical Panel of Experts, Member

1988-1989
Commission to Review Massachusetts Anti Takeover Laws, Member

1987-1989
American Association of Retired Persons, National Steering Committee for “New Roles in Society,” Member

1985-1988
Ford Foundation, Research Advisory Committee for the Project on Social Welfare Policy and the American Future, Member

1986-1987
Harvard University, Advisory Committee to the Consortium on Long Term Care, Member

1984-1987
Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, Committee to Plan a Major Study of National Long Term Care Policies, Member

1984-1987
Medicare Working Group, Division of Health Policy Research and Education, Harvard University, Member

1984-1986
Carnegie Commission on College Retirement, Member

1984
Supervisory Panel, The Forum Institute of the Villers Foundation, Member

1984
The Government Research Corporation, Private Sector Retirement Security and U.S. Tax Policy Roundtable Discussions, Participant

1980-1984
Advisory Board for the National Aging Policy Center on Income Maintenance, Brandeis University, Member

1980-1982
Advisory Group to the National Commission for Employment Policy, Member

1976-1982
Massachusetts Retirement Law Commission, Member

1978-1981
Advisory Committee for Urban Institute HUD Grant on State Local Pensions, Member

1978
National Planning Association, Joint Committee on Public Pensions, Staff Director

1976
Special Funding Advisory Committee for Massachusetts Pensions

1975
Governor’s Task Force on Unemployment Compensation, Massachusetts, Member

Testimony

June 19, 2002
“The Private Pension Landscape” before the National Legislative Council, AARP. Washington, D.C.

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 of Labor.

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.

January 21
“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. 159-86.

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., 1 sess.

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.