Paul A. Smith

Federal Reserve Board of Governors

20th and C Streets, NW

Washington, DC 20551

United States

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Why Do Firms Offer Risky Defined-Benefit Pension Plans?

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 30 May 2007 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2008
David A. Love, Paul A. Smith and David W. Wilcox
Williams College - Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Board of Governors and Federal Reserve Board - Division of Research and Statistics
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pensions, risk, compensation, corporate finance

Why Do Firms Offer Risky Defined Benefit Pension Plans?

FEDS Working Paper No. 2007-36
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 05 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2008
David A. Love, Paul A. Smith and David W. Wilcox
Williams College - Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Board of Governors and Federal Reserve Board - Division of Research and Statistics
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Pensions, risk, compensation, corporate finance

The Geography of Stock Market Participation: The Influence of Communities and Local Firms

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 28 Dec 2003
Federal Reserve Board of Governors, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance, Michigan State University, Department of Finance and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance
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Stock Market Participation, Neighborhood Effects, Peer Effects, Locality, Social Interaction

The Geography of Stock Market Participation: The Influence of Communities and Local Firms

NBER Working Paper No. w10235
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 28 Jan 2004 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2004
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Michigan State University, Department of Finance and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance
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Does Health Affect Portfolio Choice?

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 22 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2009
Paul A. Smith and David A. Love
Federal Reserve Board of Governors and Williams College - Department of Economics
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Household portfolios, Health, Risk

Neighbors Matter: Causal Community Effects and Stock Market Participation

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 03 Mar 2007
Federal Reserve Board of Governors, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance, Michigan State University, Department of Finance and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance
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community effects, stock ownership

Neighbors Matter: Causal Community Effects and Stock Market Participation

NBER Working Paper No. w13168
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 27 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2010
Federal Reserve Board of Governors, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance, Michigan State University, Department of Finance and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance
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Neighbors Matter: The Geography of Stock Market Participation

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 26 Feb 2005
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Michigan State University, Department of Finance and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance
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community effect, peer effect, stock market participation

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The Trajectory of Wealth in Retirement

FEDS Working Paper No. 2008-13
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 06 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2009
David A. Love, Michael Palumbo and Paul A. Smith
Williams College - Department of Economics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve - Flow of Funds Section and Federal Reserve Board of Governors
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Retirement wealth, mortality risk, precautionary saving, bequests, risk and uncertainty

The Trajectory of Wealth in Retirement

Posted: 07 Mar 2010
David A. Love, Michael Palumbo and Paul A. Smith
Williams College - Department of Economics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve - Flow of Funds Section and Federal Reserve Board of Governors

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Do Households Have Enough Retirement Wealth?

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 07 Mar 2007
Paul A. Smith, David A. Love and Lucy C. McNair
Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Williams College - Department of Economics and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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household wealth, saving, adequacy, retirement, pension, Social Security, poverty

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Measuring Dissaving Out of Retirement Wealth

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 07 Mar 2007
Paul A. Smith and David A. Love
Federal Reserve Board of Governors and Williams College - Department of Economics
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household wealth, saving, adequacy, retirement, pension, Social Security, poverty

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Cracking Open the Nest Egg: IRA Withdrawals and Retirement Finance

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 07 Mar 2007
Paul A. Smith and Andrew Bershadker
Federal Reserve Board of Governors and U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Tax Analysis (OTA)
Downloads 128 (218,236)

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household wealth, saving, retirement, pension, Social Security, IRA, withdrawals

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Should Risky Firms Offer Risk-Free DB Pensions?

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 01 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2009
David A. Love, Paul A. Smith and David W. Wilcox
Williams College - Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Board of Governors and Federal Reserve Board - Division of Research and Statistics
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pensions, bankruptcy, risk, portfolio choice

A New Look at the Wealth Adequacy of Older U.S. Households

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Research Paper Series - FEDS Papers
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 07 Apr 2008
Paul A. Smith, David A. Love and Lucy C. McNair
Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Williams College - Department of Economics and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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wealth, saving, adequacy, poverty, retirement

A New Look at the Wealth Adequacy of Older U.S. Households

Review of Income and Wealth, Vol. 54, Issue 4, pp. 616-642, December 2008
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 12 Nov 2008
David A. Love, Paul A. Smith and Lucy C. McNair
Williams College - Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Board of Governors and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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Borrowing from Yourself: 401(K) Loans and Household Balance Sheets

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Aug 2008
Geng Li and Paul A. Smith
Federal Reserve Board and Federal Reserve Board of Governors
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401(k) loans, household debt, household wealth, consumption

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Do Households Have Enough Wealth for Retirement?

FEDS Working Paper No. 2007-17
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 12 Jul 2007
Paul A. Smith, David A. Love and Lucy C. McNair
Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Williams College - Department of Economics and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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household saving, household wealth, retirement, Social Security, pensions, poverty

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Pension Freezes and Household Saving over the Life Cycle

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 27 Oct 2008
David A. Love and Paul A. Smith
Williams College - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Board of Governors
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pensions, freezes, 401(k), saving

Risky Pensions and Household Saving over the Life Cycle

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 17 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 04 May 2009
David A. Love and Paul A. Smith
Williams College - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Board of Governors
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Risky Pensions and Household Saving Over the Life Cycle

Posted: 07 Mar 2010
David A. Love and Paul A. Smith
Williams College - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Board of Governors

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New Evidence on 401(k) Borrowing and Household Balance Sheets

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 27 Mar 2009
Geng Li and Paul A. Smith
Federal Reserve Board and Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Downloads 48 (388,314)

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401(k) loans, household debt, optimal borrowing, double taxation

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Measuring Aggregate Housing Wealth: New Insights from an Automated Valuation Model

FEDS Working Paper No. 2018-064
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 17 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2019
Federal Reserve Board - Research & Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Reserve Board of Governors and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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Consumer economics and finance, Data collection and estimation, Flow of funds, Residential real estate

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Complexity in Retirement Savings Policy

National Tax Journal, Vol. 55, No. 2, September 2002
Posted: 31 Jul 2003
Paul A. Smith
Federal Reserve Board of Governors

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