Stephen P. Utkus

Vanguard

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100 Vanguard Boulevard, G13

Malvern, PA 19355

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

28

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74

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187

Scholarly Papers (28)

1.

Lessons from Behavioral Finance for Retirement Plan Design

PRC Working Paper No. 2003-6
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 24 Nov 2003
Olivia S. Mitchell and Stephen P. Utkus
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Vanguard
Downloads 2,465 (5,365)
Citation 28

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Winners and Losers: 401(K) Trading and Portfolio Performance

Pension Research Council Working Paper No. 2006-26, Michigan Retirement Research Center Research Paper No. WP 2007-154
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 06 Nov 2006
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Research Director FINRA Foundation and Vanguard
Downloads 690 (38,041)
Citation 10

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Company Stock, Market Rationality, and Legal Reform

U Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 218
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 09 Aug 2004
University of California at Los Angeles, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Vanguard and Harvard Law School
Downloads 603 (45,703)
Citation 72

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Bounded rationality, company stock, behavioral economics, employee compensation

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Company Stock and Retirement Plan Diversification

Pension Research Council Working Paper No. 2002-4
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 26 Mar 2002
Olivia S. Mitchell and Stephen P. Utkus
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Vanguard
Downloads 497 (58,346)
Citation 18

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Financial Attention

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 13 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 30 Jul 2015
Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University - Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University - David A. Tepper School of Business and Vanguard
Downloads 484 (60,280)
Citation 25

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Investor Attention, Portfolio Trading, Behavioral Economics/Finance, Ostrich Effect

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The Dynamics of Lifecycle Investing in 401(k) Plans

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 03 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2011
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Research Director FINRA Foundation, Vanguard and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Downloads 401 (75,693)
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retirement 401(k) saving

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The Inattentive Participant: Portfolio Trading Behavior in 401(K) Plans

Michigan Retirement Research Center Research Paper No. WP 2006-115
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 Feb 2008
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Research Director FINRA Foundation, Vanguard and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Downloads 355 (87,109)
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Citation 2

Five Facts About Beliefs and Portfolios

Yale ICF Working Paper No. 2019-05, Wharton Pension Research Council Working Paper No. 2019-07
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 08 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2020
Yale School of Management, Harvard University, New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business and Vanguard
Downloads 199 (158,589)

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Surveys, Expectations, Sentiment, Behavioral Finance, Discount Rates, Rare Disasters

Five Facts About Beliefs and Portfolios

CESifo Working Paper No. 7666
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 25 Jul 2019
Yale School of Management, Harvard University, New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business and Vanguard
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surveys, expectations, sentiment, behavioral finance, discount rates, rare disasters

Five Facts About Beliefs and Portfolios

NBER Working Paper No. w25744
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 15 Apr 2019
Yale School of Management, Harvard University, New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business and Vanguard
Downloads 15 (594,856)
Citation 2
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Five Facts About Beliefs and Portfolios

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP13657
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 09 Apr 2019
Harvard University, New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Yale School of Management and Vanguard
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Literacy, Trust and 401(K) Savings Behavior

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 11 Nov 2008
Julie R. Agnew, Lisa Szykman, Stephen P. Utkus and Jean A. Young
College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Vanguard and The Vanguard Group, Inc. - Center for Retirement Research
Downloads 247 (128,917)
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Financial Attention

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 31 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 22 May 2015
Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University - Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University - David A. Tepper School of Business and Vanguard
Downloads 189 (166,432)
Citation 9

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investors attention, ostrich effect, behavioral economics/finance

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Dimensions of 401(K) Plan Design

Pension Research Council WP2005-05
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 30 Jun 2006
Olivia S. Mitchell, Stephen P. Utkus and Tongxuan Yang
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Vanguard and University of Pennsylvania - Insurance & Risk Management Department
Downloads 148 (205,621)

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The Efficiency of Sponsor and Participant Portfolio Choices in 401(k) Plans

Pension Research Council Working Paper No. WP2009-08
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 12 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 26 Nov 2011
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Research Director FINRA Foundation and Vanguard
Downloads 111 (256,308)
Citation 5

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pension; retirement; portfolio performance; mutual funds; spanning; investment

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Financial Literacy and 401(K) Loans

Pension Research Council Working Paper No. 2010-28
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 12 Nov 2010
Stephen P. Utkus and Jean A. Young
Vanguard and The Vanguard Group, Inc. - Center for Retirement Research
Downloads 109 (259,523)
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Participants, Loans, Borrowing, Retirement, Plan, Wealth, Income, Saving, Balance

Default, Framing and Spillover Effects: The Case of Lifecycle Funds in 401(K) Plans

Pension Research Council WP, May 2009
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 24 Jun 2009
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Research Director FINRA Foundation, Vanguard and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Downloads 79 (322,529)
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Default, Framing and Spillover Effects: the Case of Lifecycle Funds in 401(K) Plans

NBER Working Paper No. w15108
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 30 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2009
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Research Director FINRA Foundation, Vanguard and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
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Target-Date Funds in 401(k) Plans

Pension Research Council WP 2012-02
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 07 Mar 2012
Olivia S. Mitchell and Stephen P. Utkus
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Vanguard
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Target-Date Funds in 401(K) Retirement Plans

The Wharton School Research Paper No. 26
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 22 May 2012
Olivia S. Mitchell and Stephen P. Utkus
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Vanguard
Downloads 38 (459,310)

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Target-Date Funds in 401(K) Retirement Plans

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 21 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2013
Olivia S. Mitchell and Stephen P. Utkus
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Vanguard
Downloads 31 (493,163)
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Target-Date Funds in 401(K) Retirement Plans

NBER Working Paper No. w17911
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 10 Mar 2012
Olivia S. Mitchell and Stephen P. Utkus
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Vanguard
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The Efficiency of Pension Menus and Individual Portfolio Choice in 401(K) Pensions

Michigan Retirement Research Center Research Paper No. 2009-203
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 24 Sep 2009
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Research Director FINRA Foundation and Vanguard
Downloads 78 (321,722)

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Borrowing from the Future: 401(k) Plan Loans and Loan Defaults

Pension Research Council WP 2014-01
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 14 Nov 2014
Peking University HSBC Business School, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Vanguard and The Vanguard Group, Inc. - Center for Retirement Research
Downloads 63 (366,420)

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Borrowing from the Future: 401(K) Plan Loans and Loan Defaults

NBER Working Paper No. w21102
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Apr 2015
Peking University HSBC Business School, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Vanguard and The Vanguard Group, Inc. - Center for Retirement Research
Downloads 13 (609,179)
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The Role of Company Stock in Defined Contribution Plans

NBER Working Paper No. w9250
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 04 Oct 2002
Olivia S. Mitchell and Stephen P. Utkus
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Vanguard
Downloads 62 (364,528)

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Turning Workers into Savers? Incentives, Liquidity, and Choice in 401(K) Plan Design

NBER Working Paper No. w11726
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 24 Jan 2006 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2010
Olivia S. Mitchell, Stephen P. Utkus and Tongxuan Yang
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Vanguard and University of Pennsylvania - Insurance & Risk Management Department
Downloads 60 (370,559)
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Better Plans for the Better-Paid: Determinants and Effects of 401(K) Plan Design

Pension Research Council WP2005-5
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 13 Jul 2005
Stephen P. Utkus, Tongxuan Yang and Olivia S. Mitchell
Vanguard, University of Pennsylvania - Insurance & Risk Management Department and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Downloads 60 (370,559)

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Evaluating Web-Based Savings Interventions: A Preliminary Assessment

Michigan Retirement Research Center Research Paper No. 2013-299
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 11 Jan 2014
Financial Engines, Inc., University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Vanguard Group, Inc. and Vanguard
Downloads 55 (389,733)

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saving, retirement planning, 401(k) plans

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Diversity and Defined Contribution Plans: The Role of Automatic Plan Features

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 17 Nov 2011
Stephen P. Utkus and Cynthia A. Pagliaro
Vanguard and Vanguard Group, Inc.
Downloads 54 (389,733)

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401K, savings, portfolio allocation, race, ethnicity

Target Date Funds and Portfolio Choice in 401(k) Plans

Wharton Pension Research Council Working Paper No. 2020-03
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 12 Feb 2020
Olivia S. Mitchell and Stephen P. Utkus
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Vanguard
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automatic enrollment, pension, portfolio allocation, endorsement effect, default effect, retirement saving, 401(k)

Target Date Funds and Portfolio Choice in 401(K) Plans

NBER Working Paper No. w26684
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 22 Jan 2020
Olivia S. Mitchell and Stephen P. Utkus
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Vanguard
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How Behavioral Finance Can Inform Retirement Plan Design

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 82-94, Winter 2006
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 16 Nov 2006
Olivia S. Mitchell and Stephen P. Utkus
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Vanguard
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The Efficiency of Sponsor and Participant Portfolio Choices in 401(K) Plans

NBER Working Paper No. w15317
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 08 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2009
University of Pennsylvania - Insurance & Risk Management Department, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Research Director FINRA Foundation and Vanguard
Downloads 15 (572,726)

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What People Know About Target-Date Funds: Survey and Focus Group Evidence

Posted: 28 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2013
College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business, College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business, Vanguard and The Vanguard Group, Inc. - Center for Retirement Research

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Do Financial Literacy and Mistrust Affect 401(K) Participation?

Posted: 08 Mar 2010
Julie R. Agnew, Stephen P. Utkus and Jean A. Young
College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business, Vanguard and The Vanguard Group, Inc. - Center for Retirement Research

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