Gary Burtless

Brookings Institution

Senior Fellow in Economic Studies, The John C. and Nancy D. Whitehead Chair

1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Economic Studies Program

Washington, DC 20036-2188

United States

Boston College - Retirement Research Center

Affiliated Researcher

Fulton Hall 550

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

36

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Scholarly Papers (36)

1.

The Impact of Aging on Financial Markets and the Economy: A Survey

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 18 Jun 2008
Barry Bosworth, Ralph Bryant and Gary Burtless
Brookings Institution - Economic Studies Program, Brookings Institution and Brookings Institution
Downloads 465 (35,242)
Citation 14

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The Effects of Social Security Reform on Saving, Investment, and the Level and Distribution of Worker Well-Being

Working Paper No. 2000-02
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 15 Jan 2001
Gary Burtless and Barry Bosworth
Brookings Institution and Brookings Institution - Economic Studies Program
Downloads 372 (63,389)
Citation 5

Abstract:

Social Security, retirement

The Effects of Social Security Reform on Saving, Investment, and the Level and Distribution of Worker Well-Being

Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, 2000
Posted: 09 Mar 2010
Barry Bosworth and Gary Burtless
Brookings Institution - Economic Studies Program and Brookings Institution

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Pension Reform in the Presence of Financial Market Risk

Boston College, Center of Retirement Research Working Paper No. 2002-01
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 13 Aug 2002
Barry Bosworth and Gary Burtless
Brookings Institution - Economic Studies Program and Brookings Institution
Downloads 320 (75,648)
Citation 1

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pension reform, financial market risk

Pension Reform in the Presence of Financial Market Risk

Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, 2002
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 09 Mar 2010
Barry Bosworth and Gary Burtless
Brookings Institution - Economic Studies Program and Brookings Institution
Downloads 20 (456,300)
Citation 1

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The Rationale for Fundamental Pension Reform in the Germany and the United States: An Assessment

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 510
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 08 Aug 2001
Gary Burtless
Brookings Institution
Downloads 219 (111,237)
Citation 3

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Lifetime Earnings Patterns, The Distribution of Future Social Security Benefits, And The Impact of Pension Reform

Boston College CRR Working Paper No. 1999-06
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 29 Nov 2000
Barry Bosworth, Gary Burtless and C. Eugene Steuerle
Brookings Institution - Economic Studies Program, Brookings Institution and Urban Institute
Downloads 165 (148,732)
Citation 16

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Social Security, Retirement, pension

Lifetime Earnings Patterns, the Distribution of Future Social Security Benefits, and the Impact of Pension Reform

Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, 1999
Posted: 09 Mar 2010
Barry Bosworth, Gary Burtless and Eugene Steurele
Brookings Institution - Economic Studies Program, Brookings Institution and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Lessons of the Financial Crisis for the Design of National Pension Systems

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2735
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 05 Aug 2009
Gary Burtless
Brookings Institution
Downloads 162 (146,336)
Citation 1

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The Trend in Lifetime Earnings Inequality and its Impact on the Distribution of Retirement Income

Boston College CRR Working Paper No. 2001-03
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 04 Oct 2001
Gary Burtless, Barry Bosworth and Claudia Sahm
Brookings Institution, Brookings Institution - Economic Studies Program and Federal Reserve Board
Downloads 130 (181,859)
Citation 3

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Social Security, Retirement, Pension

The Trend in Lifetime Earnings Inequality and its Impact on the Distribution of Retirement Income

Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, 2001
Posted: 09 Mar 2010
Barry Bosworth, Gary Burtless and Claudia Sahm
Brookings Institution - Economic Studies Program, Brookings Institution and Federal Reserve Board

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The Rising Age at Retirement in Industrial Countries

CRR Working Paper 2008-6
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 22 Jul 2008
Gary Burtless
Brookings Institution
Downloads 109 (208,101)

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The Rising Age at Retirement in Industrial Countries

Posted: 07 Mar 2010
Gary Burtless
Brookings Institution

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Social Norms, Rules of Thumb, and Retirement: Evidence for Rationality in Retirement Planning

Center on Social and Economic Dynamics Working Paper No. 37
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 09 Nov 2007
Gary Burtless
Brookings Institution
Downloads 109 (169,960)
Citation 3

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10.

Health Care, Health Insurance, and the Relative Income of the Elderly and Nonelderly

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 23 May 2009
Gary Burtless and Pavel Svaton
Brookings Institution and Brookings Institution
Downloads 85 (236,084)
Citation 1

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International Investment for Retirement Savers: Historical Evidence on Risk and Returns

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 15 Nov 2008
Gary Burtless
Brookings Institution
Downloads 85 (246,766)
Citation 3

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12.

The Earnings and Social Security Contributions of Documented and Undocumented Mexican Immigrants

Boston College Retirement Research Center Working Paper No. 2011-2
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 08 Jan 2011
Gary Burtless and Audrey Singer
Brookings Institution and Brookings Institution
Downloads 77 (246,535)
Citation 1

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Risk and Reward of International Investing for U.S. Retirement Savers: Historical Evidence

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 17 Nov 2008
Gary Burtless
Brookings Institution
Downloads 43 (352,410)
Citation 1

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Risk and Reward of International Investing for U.S. Retirement Savers: Historical Evidence

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 29 Aug 2013
Gary Burtless
Brookings Institution
Downloads 22 (444,782)
Citation 1

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14.

The Impact of Population Aging and Delayed Retirement on Workforce Productivity

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 06 Jun 2013
Gary Burtless
Brookings Institution
Downloads 63 (117,973)

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15.

Recessions, Wealth Destruction, and the Timing of Retirement

Boston College Retirement Research Center Working Paper No. 2010-22
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 04 Dec 2010
Barry Bosworth and Gary Burtless
Brookings Institution - Economic Studies Program and Brookings Institution
Downloads 50 (288,069)
Citation 2

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16.

The Shrinking Tax Preference for Pension Savings: An Analysis of Income Tax Changes, 1985-2007

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 16 May 2010
Gary Burtless and Eric J. Toder
Brookings Institution and Urban Institute
Downloads 42 (333,590)

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17.

"Double Dipping": the Combined Effects of Social Security and Civil Service Pensions on Employee Retirement

NBER Working Paper No. w0800
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 19 Jul 2004
Gary Burtless and Jerry A. Hausman
Brookings Institution and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 31 (377,047)
Citation 1

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18.

Effects of Employer Health Costs on the Trend and Distribution of Social Security-Taxable Wages

Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Working Paper No. 2012-11
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 13 Apr 2012
Gary Burtless and Sveta Milusheva
Brookings Institution and Brookings Institution
Downloads 30 (369,603)
Citation 1

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employer, contributions, health insurance, employee, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, health care costs

Capital Income Flows and the Relative Well-Being of America's Aged Population

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 09 Nov 2008
Barry Bosworth, Gary Burtless and Sarah Anders
Brookings Institution - Economic Studies Program, Brookings Institution and Brookings Institution
Downloads 29 (407,709)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Capital Income Flows and the Relative Well-Being of America's Aged Population

Posted: 08 Mar 2010
Barry Bosworth, Gary Burtless and Sarah Anders
Brookings Institution - Economic Studies Program, Brookings Institution and Brookings Institution

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20.

Effects of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Costs on Social Security Taxable Wages

Social Security Bulletin 73(1): 83-108
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 21 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2015
Gary Burtless and Sveta Milusheva
Brookings Institution and Brookings Institution
Downloads 28 (369,603)

Abstract:

Employee compensation, Health costs, Money wages

21.

Sources of Increasing Differential Mortality Among the Aged by Socioeconomic Status

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 25 Jun 2015
Barry Bosworth, Gary Burtless and Kan Zhang
Brookings Institution - Economic Studies Program, Brookings Institution and Brookings Institution
Downloads 27 (307,876)

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22.

Innovations in Labour Market Policies: The Australian Way Comments on an OECD Report

Australian Economic Review, Vol. 35, pp. 97-103, 2002
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 24 Apr 2002
Gary Burtless
Brookings Institution
Downloads 26 (410,930)
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23.

Can Supply-Side Policies Reduce Unemployment? Lessons from North America

Australian Economic Review, Vol. 35, pp. 3-28, 2002
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 24 Apr 2002
Gary Burtless
Brookings Institution
Downloads 26 (410,930)

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24.

Implications of the Bush Commission Reforms for Married Couples

Center for Retirement Research Working Paper No. 2003-03
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 12 Jun 2003
Barry Bosworth, Benjamin J. Keys and Gary Burtless
Brookings Institution - Economic Studies Program, The Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania, Real Estate Department and Brookings Institution
Downloads 25 (415,666)

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Downloads 24 (415,666)
Citation 2

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Supply-Side Consequences of Social Security Reform: Impacts on Saving and Employment

CRR Working Paper No. 2004-01
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 05 Jun 2008
Barry Bosworth and Gary Burtless
Brookings Institution - Economic Studies Program and Brookings Institution
Downloads 24 (384,769)
Citation 1

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27.

Health Care, Health Insurance, and the Relative Income of the Elderly and Non-Elderly

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 28 Aug 2013
Gary Burtless and Pavel Svaton
Brookings Institution and Brookings Institution
Downloads 22 (406,216)
Citation 1

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28.

Growth in Health Consumption and Its Implications for Financing OASDI: An International Perspective

Boston College Center for Retirement Research Working Paper No. 2012-21
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 19 Sep 2012
Barry Bosworth and Gary Burtless
Brookings Institution - Economic Studies Program and Brookings Institution
Downloads 19 (406,216)

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29.

Do Retired Americans Annuitize Too Little? Trends in the Share of Annuitized Income

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 25 Jun 2015
Barry Bosworth, Gary Burtless and Mattan Alalouf
Brookings Institution - Economic Studies Program, Brookings Institution and Independent
Downloads 17 (401,654)

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30.

Modeling Income in the Near Term: Projections of Retirement Income through 2020 for the 1931-60 Birth Cohorts

The Urban Institute, September 1999
Number of pages: 331 Posted: 25 Jan 2013
Urban Institute, American Academy of Actuaries, The Urban Institute, The Urban Institute, The Urban Institute - Labor and Social Policy Center, Urban Institute, Brookings Institution and Brookings Institution - Economic Studies Program
Downloads 16 (384,769)
Citation 25

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Retirement and Older Americans

31.

Cross-National Evidence on the Burden of Age-Related Public Transfers and Health Benefits

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 18 Mar 2009
Gary Burtless
Brookings Institution
Downloads 14 (467,022)
Citation 1

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32.

Impact of the Great Recession on Retirement Trends in Industrialized Countries

Boston College Center for Retirement Research Working Paper No. 2013-23
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 19 Dec 2013
Gary Burtless and Barry Bosworth
Brookings Institution and Brookings Institution - Economic Studies Program
Downloads 12 (446,462)

Abstract:

older workers

33.

Post-War Trends in Labor Income in the Social Security Earnings Records

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 25 Jun 2015
Gary Burtless and Kan Zhang
Brookings Institution and Brookings Institution
Downloads 8 (461,859)

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34.

How Would Investing in Equities Have Affected the Social Security Trust Fund?

Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, WP 2016-6
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 28 Jul 2016
Brookings Institution, Boston College - Center for Retirement Research, Boston College - Center for Retirement Research, Boston College - Center for Retirement Research and Boston College - Center for Retirement Research
Downloads 0 (410,930)

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35.

Labor Force Dynamics in the Great Recession and Its Aftermath: Implications for Older Workers

CRR WP 2016-1, July 2016
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 20 Jul 2016
Gary Burtless
Brookings Institution
Downloads 0 (441,198)

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36.

Impact of Immigration on the Distribution of American Well-Being

Posted: 03 Mar 2010
Gary Burtless
Brookings Institution

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