Andrew G. Biggs

American Enterprise Institute

Resident Scholar

1150 17th Street N.W.

Washington, DC 20036

United States

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Scholarly Papers (50)

1.

Funding Direct Payments to Americans Through Social Security Deferral

Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 3580533
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 21 Apr 2020
Andrew G. Biggs and Joshua D. Rauh
American Enterprise Institute and Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 398 (78,963)
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stimulus checks, economic stimulus payments, Social Security, COVID-19 policy

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The Life Cycle Model, Replacement Rates, and Retirement Income Adequacy

AEI Economics Working Paper 2016-11
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Sep 2016
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 195 (166,918)
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Social Security, Replacement Rates, Retirement Saving, Retirement Income, Life Cycle Model

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How Much Time Do Teachers Spend Working? Evidence from the American Time Use Survey.

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Aug 2016
Jason Richwine and Andrew G. Biggs
Independent and American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 178 (181,193)

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teacher compensation, time use, work year

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Alternate Measures of Replacement Rates for Social Security Benefits and Retirement Income

Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 68, No. 2, 2008
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 17 Nov 2008
Glenn Springstead and Andrew G. Biggs
Social Security Administration and American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 147 (213,140)
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replacement rate, Social Security, retirement income

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Will You Have Enough to Retire on?: The Retirement Security 'Crisis'

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 21 Feb 2009
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 146 (214,356)
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Social Security, retirement income, pensions

Alternative Methods of Price Indexing Social Security: Implications for Benefits and System Financing

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 27 May 2005
Andrew G. Biggs, Jeffrey R. Brown and Glenn Springstead
American Enterprise Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance and Social Security Administration
Downloads 103 (279,959)

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Social Security reform, public pensions, solvency

Alternative Methods of Price Indexing Social Security: Implications for Benefits and System Financing

NBER Working Paper No. w11406
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 06 Jul 2005 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2014
Andrew G. Biggs, Jeffrey R. Brown and Glenn Springstead
American Enterprise Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance and Social Security Administration
Downloads 40 (463,024)

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Comparing Federal and Private Sector Compensation

American Enterprise Institute Working Paper No. 2011-02
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 26 Jan 2012
Andrew G. Biggs and Jason Richwine
American Enterprise Institute and Independent
Downloads 140 (221,717)
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Public Employees, Compensation

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What's Happening with Retirement Saving and Retirement Incomes? Better Data Tell a Better Story

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 12 Sep 2016
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 133 (230,900)
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retirement saving, Social Security, pensions, retirement income

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An Options Pricing Method for Calculating the Market Price of Public Sector Pension Liabilities

AEI (American Enterprise Institute) Working Paper No. 164
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 06 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2010
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 111 (263,967)
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The Impact of Act 10 on Public Sector Compensation in Wisconsin

AEI Economic Policy Working Paper 2012-02
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 27 Mar 2013
Andrew G. Biggs and Jason Richwine
American Enterprise Institute and Independent
Downloads 91 (301,481)

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The Crisis in Public Sector Pension Plans: A Blueprint for Reform in New Jersey

George Mason University Mercatus Center Working Paper No. 10-31
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 26 Jan 2012
Andrew G. Biggs and Eileen Norcross
American Enterprise Institute and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 57 (396,703)

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Public Pensions, State Employees

The Crisis in Public Sector Pension Plans: A Blueprint for Reform in New Jersey

Mercatus Working Paper, No. 10-31
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 06 Sep 2018
Eileen Norcross and Andrew G. Biggs
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 31 (506,783)
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New Jersey, pensions, debt, retirement, public sector workers, benefits, budget

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The Market Value of Public-Sector Pension Deficits

Retirement Policy Outlook, No. 1, p. 1, April 2010
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 26 Jan 2012
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 85 (314,599)

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Public Pensions, State Employees, Retirement Policy

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A Progressivity Index for Social Security

Issue Paper No. 2009-01, January 2009
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 10 Feb 2009
Andrew G. Biggs, Mark Sarney and Christopher R. Tamborini
American Enterprise Institute, Social Security Administration and U.S. Social Security Administration
Downloads 75 (338,794)

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modeling, MINT, retirees, retirement income, progressivity index, OASDI

14.

Social Insecurity? Personal Accounts and the Stock Market Collapse

American Enterprise Institute for Public Retirement Policy Research No. 1
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 08 Dec 2008
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 69 (354,784)

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Social Security, private accounts, Lifetime portfolio selection, portfolio choice, pensions, old age insurance, social insurance, stock market, returns, historical simulation, life cycle portfolio

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The Case for Raising Social Security’s Early Retirement Age

Retirement Policy Outlook, No. 3, p. 1, October 2010
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 26 Jan 2012
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 67 (360,475)

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Social Security, Early Retirement, Budget

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Social Security and Marginal Returns to Work Near Retirement

Social Security Issue Paper No. 2009-02
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 17 Jul 2009
Gayle Reznik, David A. Weaver and Andrew G. Biggs
U.S. Social Security Administration, Social Security Administration and American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 64 (369,022)
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Social Security, return to work, MINT

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Improving the Social Security Statement

Financial Literacy Center Working Paper No. WR-794-SSA
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 26 Jan 2012
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 59 (384,386)
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Social Security

Don't Raise Social Security Taxes: But If It's Necessary, Here's How

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, No. 1, January 2013
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 06 Jun 2013
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 35 (486,161)

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Social Security, taxes, entitlements, retirement

Don't Raise Social Security Taxes: But If It's Necessary, Here's How

AEI Retirement Policy Outlook, 2013, No. 1
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 27 Mar 2013
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 21 (569,434)

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Public Sector Pensions: How Well Funded Are They, Really?

State Budget Solutions, July 2012
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 23 Mar 2013
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 54 (400,863)

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The Social Security Earnings Test: The Tax That Wasn't

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 22 Jul 2008
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 51 (411,076)
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old-age retirement benefits, retirement earnings test, Social Security

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Tax and Spending Reform for Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth

AEI Economic Perspectives, May 2015
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 06 Jan 2016
Joseph Antos, Andrew G. Biggs, Alex Brill and Alan D. Viard
American Enterprise Institute (AEI), American Enterprise Institute, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 50 (414,635)

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tax, budget, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, progressive consumption tax

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Will Your Social Insurance Pay Off? Making Social Security Progressivity Work for Low-Income Retirees

American Enterprise Institute for Publicv Policy Research, No. 1, January 2009
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 13 May 2009
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 49 (418,279)

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Social Security, social insurance, progressivity

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Critical Issues in Assessing Teacher Compensation

Heritage Foundation Backgrounder No. 2638
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 27 Mar 2013
Jason Richwine and Andrew G. Biggs
Independent and American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 45 (433,206)

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Fiscal Solutions: A Balanced Plan for Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 26 Jan 2012
Joseph Antos, Andrew G. Biggs, Alex Brill and Alan D. Viard
American Enterprise Institute (AEI), American Enterprise Institute, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 45 (433,206)

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Fiscal Policy, Budget Deficit, Public Debt

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How the Coronavirus Could Permanently Cut Near-Retirees’ Social Security Benefits

Wharton Pension Research Council Working Paper No. 2020-6
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 06 Apr 2020
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 44 (437,089)
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retirement, Social Security, Coronavirus, payroll contraction

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The Treatment of Married Women by the Social Security Retirement Program

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 21 Nov 2010
Andrew G. Biggs, Gayle Reznik and Nada Eissa
American Enterprise Institute, U.S. Social Security Administration and Georgetown University
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social security, benefits, women, MINT

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How Much Should the Poor Save for Retirement? Data and Simulations on Retirement Income Adequacy Among Low-Earning Households

(2019) Wharton Pension Research Council Working Papers. 537, Wharton Pension Research Council Working Paper No. 2019-15
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 12 Nov 2019
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
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retirement, Social Security, poverty

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Understanding the True Cost of State and Local Pensions

State Tax Notes, Vol. 63, No. 7, 2012
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 27 Mar 2013
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 40 (453,417)

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What Every American Needs to Know About Government Entitlement Reform

Retirement Policy Outlook, No. 2, p. 1, September 2010
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 26 Jan 2012
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
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Entitlement, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Budget

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Social Security, retirement income, Supplemental Security Income, immigration

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How Do Children Affect the Need to Save for Retirement?

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 05 Feb 2020
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
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retirement saving, children

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Financial Advisors' Role in Influencing Social Security Claiming

RAND Working Paper Series WR-894-SSA
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 10 Dec 2011
Mathew Greenwald, Andrew G. Biggs and Lisa Schneider
affiliation not provided to SSRN, American Enterprise Institute and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 37 (466,088)

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Public Sector Pensions in Nebraska: Are Cash Balance Plans the Answer?

Platte Institute Policy Study, October 2011
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 27 Mar 2013
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 36 (470,486)

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Is There a Retirement Crisis? Examining Retirement Planning in the Household and Government Sectors

Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 03 Oct 2017
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 35 (474,977)
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retirement, public pensions, Social Security, entitlements, state and local government finance, federal government finance

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The State of Public Pension Funding: Are Government Employee Plans Back on Track?

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 23 Aug 2017
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 35 (474,977)
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Public Sector Pensions, State and Local Government Finance, Retirement Plans

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Policies to Improve the Resiliency of Long-Term Social Security Financing

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 Jul 2008
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 30 (499,087)

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old-age retirement benefits, uncertainty, demographics

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Public Sector Pensions and the Covid-19 Shock

Mercatus Special Edition Policy Brief
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 05 May 2020
Andrew G. Biggs and Eileen Norcross
American Enterprise Institute and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 29 (504,410)

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government pensions, retirement accounts, healthcare, coronavirus, coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, public health, economics, quarantine, economy, economic crisis

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Public Employee Pensions in Missouri: A Looming Crisis

Show-Me Institute Policy Study, No. 36, March 2013
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 23 Mar 2013
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 27 (515,220)

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Entitlements: Not Just a Health Care Problem

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 10 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 09 Dec 2008
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
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entitlements, Social Security, Medicare, fiscal gap

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A Diet COLA for Social Security? Not Really

AEI Retirement Policy Outlook, No. 5, 2009
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 29 Oct 2009
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 26 (520,918)

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Social Security, inflation, COLA, cost of living adjustment

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Reforming Nevada's Public Employees Pension Plan

Nevada Policy Research Institute Analysis, November 2011
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Mar 2013
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
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Exploring Alternate Ways to Present Estimated Future Retirement Benefits in the Social Security Statement

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 26 Jan 2012
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
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Social Security, Pensions

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Answer Quickly: How Much Do You Think You'll Get from Social Security?

AEI Retirement Policy Outlook, No. 4, June 2009
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 15 Jul 2009
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
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social security, social security reform, retirement income

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A New Social Security ‘Notch’? Bad News for People Born in 1947

Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Working Paper No. 10-9
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 26 Jan 2012
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
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Social Security, COLA

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Why Are 401(k)/IRA Balances Substantially Below Potential?

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 15 Nov 2019
Andrew G. Biggs, Alicia H. Munnell and Anqi Chen
American Enterprise Institute, Boston College - Center for Retirement Research and Boston College - Center for Retirement Research
Downloads 18 (569,862)
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Investment-Based Transition Costs Associated with Closing a Public Defined Benefit Pension Plan

MERCATUS WORKING PAPER
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 12 Jul 2018
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
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Are There Transition Costs to Closing a Public-Employee Retirement Plan?

Mercatus Center Paper
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 07 Jun 2018
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
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Measuring and Communicating Social Security Earnings Replacement Rates

Posted: 06 Nov 2019
Andrew G. Biggs, Gaobo Pang and Sylvester J. Schieber
American Enterprise Institute, Northern Trust Asset Management and Independent

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Replacement rates, Social Security

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How Hard Should We Push the Poor to Save for Retirement?

AEI Economics Working Paper 2017-13, July 2017, https://jor.pm-research.com/content/early/2019/04/19/jor.2019.1.045
Posted: 18 Jul 2017
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute

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retirement, Social Security, IRA, automatic enrollment

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Perspectives: Proposed GASB Rules Show Why Only Market Valuation Fully Captures Public Pension Liabilities

Financial Analysts Journal, Vol. 67, No. 2, 2011
Posted: 12 Apr 2011
Andrew G. Biggs
American Enterprise Institute

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Financial Statement Analysis: Analysis of Pensions, Stock Compensation, and Other Employee Benefits: Analysis of Pension Costs and Liability, Other Post-Employment Benefits, Pension Plans