David A. Love

Williams College - Department of Economics

Assistant Professor

South Academic Building, RM 202

Williamstown, MA 01267

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

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The Effect of Marital Status and Children on Savings and Portfolio Choice

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 01 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2008
David A. Love
Williams College - Department of Economics
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Portfolio choice, mortality risk, marital status, precautionary saving, bequests, risk and uncertainty

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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

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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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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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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Countercyclical Retirement Accounts

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 25 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2017
David A. Love
Williams College - Department of Economics
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Fiscal policy; retirement accounts; precautionary saving

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Hyperbolic Discounting and Life-Cycle Portfolio Choice

Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Volume 14, Issue 4 (Special Issue)
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 26 Sep 2016
David A. Love and Gregory Phelan
Williams College - Department of Economics and Williams College
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Hyperbolic discounting, Epstein-Zin, portfolio choice, financial literacy

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Comprehensive Wealth of Immigrants and Natives

Michigan Retirement Research Center Research Paper No. 2015-328
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 15 Nov 2015
David A. Love and Lucie Schmidt
Williams College - Department of Economics and Williams College - Department of Economics
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Immigration; housing; comprehensive wealth; precautionary saving

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Optimal Rules of Thumb for Consumption and Portfolio Choice

The Economic Journal, Vol. 123, Issue 571, pp. 932-961, 2013
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 30 Sep 2013
David A. Love
Williams College - Department of Economics
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The Effects of Marital Status and Children on Savings and Portfolio Choice

Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 385-432, 2009
Posted: 25 Jan 2010
David A. Love
Williams College - Department of Economics

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