Federal Budgeting for Retirement Security: examining tax expenditures for 401(k)s and other retirement plans

Date: October 18, 2010

The United States spends nearly $150 billion per year on federal subsidies for retirement, yet Americans are increasingly insecure about having sufficient resources for retirement.

This forum, hosted by the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA) at The New School and the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), this forum will explore this central question: Are we getting the biggest bang out of our tax expenditure bucks?


David Walker, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, former US Comptroller General and Head of the GAO

Eric Toder, Fellow at The Urban Institute

Teresa Ghilarducci, Bernard and Irene Schwartz Chair of Economic Policy Analysis and Director of the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis

Moderated by Lawrence Mishel, President of the Economic Policy Institute