Professor Robert L. Clark, Zelnak Professor of Economics North Carolina State University visit to UM

  • Robert L. Clark, is a Zelnak Professor at Graduate Faculty, Department of Economics, Department of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Poole College of Management, North Carolina State University. He is also a Research Associate with the NBER’s program on Aging. He is a member of Pension Research Council at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and is a Fellow of the Employee Benefit Research Institute and the TIAA-CREF Institute. Professor Clark has organised several NBER conferences examining state and local pension and retiree health plans focusing on the labor market effects of public retirement plans, the measurement of liabilities and the impact of pension reforms across the country. Professor Clark has also conducted research on retirement decisions, defined benefit, contributions plans, the impact of pension conversions and government regulation on pensions. In addition, he has also examined the role of supplementary retirement saving plans in the public sector, employer-provided financial literacy programs and how workplace events affect retirement decisions. His other long standing interest includes the evolution of retirement systems in Japan and how population aging has affected the Japanese economy.

  • A seminar “Working Longer in an Ageing Society: Employer Concerns and Worker Preferences” by Professor Robert Clark on 25 May 2017. Professor Clark highlighted on employer concerns if workers stay on the job past traditional retirement ages including the effect of more older workers on labor costs and productivity.