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Homepage:https://www.brookings.edu/experts/gary-burtless/
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Postal address:The Brookings Institution 1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20036 USA
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Working Papers

2017

  1. What are the Costs and Benefits of Social Security Investing in Equities?
    Issues in Brief, Center for Retirement Research Downloads

2016

  1. How Would Investing in Equities Have Affected the Social Security Trust Fund?
    Working Papers, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Center for Retirement Research Downloads
  2. Labor Force Dynamics in the Great Recession and its Aftermath: Implications for Older Workers
    Working Papers, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Center for Retirement Research Downloads

2015

  1. Do Retired Americans Annuitize Too Little? Trends in the Share of Annuitized Income
    Working Papers, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Center for Retirement Research Downloads
  2. Post-War Trends in Labor Income in the Social Security Earnings Records
    Working Papers, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Center for Retirement Research Downloads
  3. Sources of Increasing Differential Mortality Among the Aged by Socioeconomic Status
    Working Papers, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Center for Retirement Research Downloads View citations (3)

2014

  1. Changing Mortality Rates and Income Inequality among the U.S. Elderly
    Discussion Papers, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Downloads View citations (1)

2013

  1. Can Educational Attainment Explain the Rise in Labor Force Participation at Older Ages?
    Issues in Brief, Center for Retirement Research Downloads View citations (7)
  2. Impact of the Great Recession on Retirement Trends in Industrialized Countries
    Working Papers, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Center for Retirement Research Downloads View citations (2)
  3. The Impact of Later Retirement on Government Budgets
    Discussion Papers, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Downloads
  4. The Impact of Population Aging and Delayed Retirement on Workforce Productivity
    Working Papers, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Center for Retirement Research Downloads View citations (22)

2012

  1. Effects of Employer Health Costs on the Trend and Distribution of Social Security-Taxable Wages
    Working Papers, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Center for Retirement Research Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Growth in Health Consumption and Its Implications for Financing OASDI: An International Perspective
    Working Papers, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Center for Retirement Research Downloads View citations (1)

2011

  1. The Earnings and Social Security Contributions of Documented and Undocumented Mexican Immigrants
    Working Papers, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Center for Retirement Research Downloads View citations (2)

2010

  1. Income Distribution, Weekly Hours of Work, and Time for Child Rearing: The U.S. Experience in a Cross-National Context
    LIS Working papers, LIS Cross-National Data Center in Luxembourg Downloads
  2. Recessions, Wealth Destruction, and the Timing of Retirement
    Working Papers, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Center for Retirement Research Downloads View citations (8)
  3. The Shrinking Tax Preference for Pension Savings: An Analysis of Income Tax Changes, 1985-2007
    Working Papers, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Center for Retirement Research Downloads

2009

  1. Health Care, Health Insurance, and the Relative Income of the Elderly and Nonelderly
    Working Papers, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Center for Retirement Research Downloads
  2. Impact of Immigration on the Distribution of American Well-Being
    Working Papers, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Center for Retirement Research Downloads
  3. Lessons of the Financial Crisis for the Design of National Pension Systems
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Journal Article in CESifo Economic Studies (2010)

2008

  1. The Rising Age at Retirement in Industrial Countries
    Working Papers, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Center for Retirement Research Downloads

2007

  1. Capital Income Flows and the Relative Well-Being of America's Aged Population
    Working Papers, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Center for Retirement Research Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Failure to Launch: Cross-National Trends in the Transition to Economic Independence
    LIS Working papers, LIS Cross-National Data Center in Luxembourg Downloads View citations (3)
  3. International Investment for Retirement Savers: Historical Evidence on Risk and Returns
    Working Papers, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Center for Retirement Research Downloads View citations (8)

2006

  1. Cross-National Evidence on the Burden of Age-Related Public Transfers and Health Benefits
    Working Papers, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Center for Retirement Research Downloads View citations (3)
  2. Risk and Reward of International Investing for U.S. Retirement Savers: Historical Evidence
    Working Papers, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Center for Retirement Research Downloads View citations (2)

2005

  1. The Age Profile of Income and the Burden of Unfunded Transfers in Four Countries: Evidence from the Luxembourg Income Study
    Working Papers, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Center for Retirement Research Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in LIS Working papers, LIS Cross-National Data Center in Luxembourg (2004) Downloads

2004

  1. Supply-Side Consequences of Social Security Reform: Impacts on Saving and Employment
    Working Papers, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Center for Retirement Research Downloads View citations (6)
  2. The Impact of Aging on Financial Markets and the Economy: A Survey
    Working Papers, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Center for Retirement Research Downloads View citations (22)

2002

  1. American Inequality and Its Consequences
    LIS Working papers, LIS Cross-National Data Center in Luxembourg Downloads
  2. Evaluating Fundamental Pension Reform in Japan and the United States
    Discussion Paper, Center for Intergenerational Studies, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University Downloads
  3. Is Working Longer the Answer for an Aging Workforce?
    Issues in Brief, Center for Retirement Research Downloads View citations (15)
    Also in Boston College Working Papers in Economics, Boston College Department of Economics (2002) Downloads View citations (21)

2001

  1. Can Supply-Side Policies Reduce Unemployment? Lessons from North America
    CEPR Discussion Papers, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Research School of Economics, Australian National University Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Australian Journal of Labour Economics (AJLE) (2002)
  2. The Rationale for Fundamental Pension Reform in Germany and the United States: An Assessment
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Downloads View citations (1)

2000

  1. How Would Financial Risk Affect Retirement Income Under Individual Accounts?
    Issues in Brief, Center for Retirement Research Downloads View citations (4)
  2. Retirement Trends and Policies to Encourage Work Among Older Americans
    Boston College Working Papers in Economics, Boston College Department of Economics Downloads View citations (23)
  3. Social Security Privatization and Financial Market Risk: Lessons from U.S. Financial History
    Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research Downloads View citations (18)
  4. United States Poverty in a Cross-National Context
    LIS Working papers, LIS Cross-National Data Center in Luxembourg Downloads

1981

  1. "Double Dipping": The Combined Effects of Social Security and Civil Service Pensions on Employee Retirement
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Public Economics (1982)

1977

  1. The Effect of Taxation on Labor Supply: Evaluating the Gary Negative Income Tax Experiment
    Working papers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics View citations (51)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Political Economy (1978)

Undated

  1. The Job Prospects of U.S. Welfare Recipients: Lousier Pay but Bigger Earnings Supplements
    Canadian International Labour Network Working Papers, McMaster University Downloads View citations (1)

Journal Articles

2020

  1. Handbook of the Economics of Population Aging, Volumes 1A and 1B By John Piggott and Alan Woodland (eds.), North-Holland, 2016 ISBN 978-0-444-53842-0 (Vol. 1A) and 978-0-444-53840-6 (Vol. 1B), 1146 pages
    Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 2020, 19, (4), 570-571 Downloads
  2. Public Pension Reform in the U.S. Presidential Campaign
    Intereconomics: Review of European Economic Policy, 2020, 55, (2), 127-128 Downloads

2015

  1. Capital in the Twenty‐First Century, by Thomas Piketty, translated by Arthur Goldhammer, Cambridge, MA, and London: Harvard University Press, 2014, 685 pp., $39.95, hardcover
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2015, 34, (3), 719-727 Downloads
  2. Trends in the Well-Being of the Aged and Their Prospects through 2030
    Forum for Health Economics & Policy, 2015, 18, (2), 97-118 Downloads

2013

  1. Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960–2010, by Charles Murray, New York: Crown Forum/Random House, 2012, 407 pp., $27.00 hardcover
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2013, 32, (1), 211-218

2012

  1. Can Improved Options for Private Saving Offer a Plausible Substitute for Public Pensions?*
    Politics & Society, 2012, 40, (1), 81-105 Downloads
  2. Social Security Policy in a Changing Environment. Jeffrey R. Brown, Jeffrey B. Liebman, and David A. Wise, eds. University of Chicago Press, 2009, ISBN 978-0-226-07648-5, 459 pages
    Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 2012, 11, (1), 129-131 Downloads

2010

  1. Health Care, Health Insurance, and the Distribution of American Incomes
    Forum for Health Economics & Policy, 2010, 13, (1), 1-41 Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Chapter (2010)
  2. Lessons of the Financial Crisis for the Design of National Pension Systems
    CESifo Economic Studies, 2010, 56, (3), 323-349 Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Working Paper (2009)

2007

  1. Learning More from Social Experiments: Evolving Analytic Approaches, edited by Howard S. Bloom, New York: Russell Sage, 2005, 246 pp., $35 hardcover, $19.95 paperback
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2007, 26, (3), 694-700 Downloads

2004

  1. Pension Reform and Saving
    National Tax Journal, 2004, 57, (3), 703-27 Downloads View citations (29)

2003

  1. What Do We Know About the Risk of Individual Account Pensions? Evidence from Industrial Countries
    American Economic Review, 2003, 93, (2), 354-359 Downloads View citations (6)

2002

  1. Can Supply-Side policies Reduce unemployment? Lessons from North America
    Australian Journal of Labour Economics (AJLE), 2002, 5, (2), 115-142 View citations (2)
    Also in Australian Economic Review, 2002, 35, (1), 3-28 (2002) Downloads View citations (2)

    See also Working Paper (2001)
  2. Innovations in Labour Market Policies: The Australian Way Comments on an OECD Report
    Australian Economic Review, 2002, 35, (1), 97-103 Downloads View citations (3)

2001

  1. Demographic shocks and global factor flows: discussion
    Conference Series ; [Proceedings], 2001, 46 Downloads
  2. Welfare reform and New York City's low-income population - commentary
    Economic Policy Review, 2001, (Sep), 99-101 Downloads

1999

  1. Effects of growing wage disparities and changing family composition on the U.S. income distribution
    European Economic Review, 1999, 43, (4-6), 853-865 Downloads View citations (83)

1997

  1. Social Security reform in a global context
    Conference Series ; [Proceedings], 1997, (jun), 243-274 Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Social Security's Long-Term Budget Outlook
    National Tax Journal, 1997, 50, (3), 399-412 Downloads View citations (2)
  3. The progress and distribution of U.S. living standards, 1959-1995
    The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, 1997, 8, (2), 111-133 Downloads View citations (1)

1996

  1. Trends in the Level and Distribution of U.S. Living Standards: 1973-1993
    Eastern Economic Journal, 1996, 22, (3), 271-290 Downloads View citations (9)

1995

  1. Demographic change, rising earnings inequality, and the distribution of personal well-being, 1959–1989
    Demography, 1995, 32, (3), 379-405 Downloads View citations (55)
  2. International Trade and the Rise in Earnings Inequality
    Journal of Economic Literature, 1995, 33, (2), 800-816 Downloads View citations (108)
  3. Minimum wages in the US Popular with the public and there's no evidence they cost jobs
    New Economy, 1995, 2, (4), 204-209 Downloads
  4. North-South Trade: Employment and Inequality by Adrian Wood
    Challenge, 1995, 38, (5), 61-64 Downloads
  5. The Case for Randomized Field Trials in Economic and Policy Research
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 1995, 9, (2), 63-84 Downloads View citations (118)
  6. Why Wages Aren’t Growing
    Challenge, 1995, 38, (6), 4-11 Downloads

1993

  1. The Contribution of Employment and Hours Changes to Family Income Inequality
    American Economic Review, 1993, 83, (2), 131-35 Downloads View citations (4)

1992

  1. Effects of Tax Reform on Labor Supply, Investment, and Saving
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 1992, 6, (1), 3-25 Downloads View citations (38)
  2. The economic future of American families: Income and wealth trends, by Frank Levy and Richard C. Michel. Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press, 1991, 148 pp. Price: $33.00 cloth, $6.00 paper
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 1992, 11, (3), 528-531 Downloads

1991

  1. The Decline in Saving: Evidence from Household Surveys
    Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 1991, 22, (1), 183-256 Downloads View citations (87)

1990

  1. Does a trend toward early retirement create problems for the economy?
    New England Economic Review, 1990, (Nov), 17-32 Downloads
  2. The Economist's Lament: Public Assistance in America
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 1990, 4, (1), 57-78 Downloads View citations (9)

1989

  1. Fiscal Policy and the Dynamic Inconsistency of Social Security Forecasts
    American Economic Review, 1989, 79, (2), 91-96 Downloads View citations (2)

1987

  1. Taxes and Transfers: How Much Economic Loss?
    Challenge, 1987, 30, (1), 45-51 Downloads View citations (5)

1986

  1. Are Classical Experiments Needed for Manpower Policy
    Journal of Human Resources, 1986, 21, (4), 606-639 Downloads View citations (23)
  2. Social Security, Earnings Tests, and Age at Retirement
    Public Finance Review, 1986, 14, (1), 3-27 Downloads View citations (14)
  3. Social Security, Unanticipated Benefit Increases, and the Timing of Retirement
    Review of Economic Studies, 1986, 53, (5), 781-805 Downloads View citations (130)
  4. The work response to a guaranteed income: a survey of experimental evidence
    Conference Series ; [Proceedings], 1986, 30, 22-59 Downloads View citations (22)

1985

  1. Are Targeted Wage Subsidies Harmful? Evidence from a Wage Voucher Experiment
    ILR Review, 1985, 39, (1), 105-114 Downloads View citations (62)
  2. The Joint Choice of Retirement Age and Postretirement Hours of Work
    Journal of Labor Economics, 1985, 3, (2), 209-36 Downloads View citations (83)

1983

  1. Measuring the Impact of Nit Experiments on Work Effort
    ILR Review, 1983, 36, (4), 592-605 Downloads View citations (6)
  2. Why Is Insured Unemployment So Low?
    Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 1983, 14, (1), 225-254 Downloads View citations (18)

1982

  1. Inferences Concerning Labor Supply Behavior Based on Limited-Duration Experiments
    American Economic Review, 1982, 72, (3), 488-97 Downloads View citations (8)
  2. `Double dipping': the combined effects of social security and civil service pensions on employee retirement
    Journal of Public Economics, 1982, 18, (2), 139-159 Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Working Paper (1981)

1981

  1. Inappropriate Comparisons as a Basis for Policy: Two Recent Examples from the Social Experiments*
    Journal of Public Policy, 1981, 1, (3), 381-399 Downloads

1978

  1. The Effect of Taxation on Labor Supply: Evaluating the Gary Negative Income Tax Experiments
    Journal of Political Economy, 1978, 86, (6), 1103-30 Downloads View citations (162)
    See also Working Paper (1977)

Chapters

2010

  1. Comment on "The Effect of Population Aging on the Aggregate Labor Market"
    A chapter in Labor in the New Economy, 2010, pp 417-423 Downloads
  2. Health Care, Health Insurance, and the Distribution of American Incomes
    A chapter in Frontiers in Health Policy Research, volume 13, 2010 View citations (8)
    See also Journal Article in Forum for Health Economics & Policy (2010)

2006

  1. Wrap-up Discussion
    A chapter in Demography and Financial Markets, 2006 Downloads

2004

  1. Asset accumulation and retirement income under individual retirement accounts: evidence from five countries
    Chapter 6 in The Economics of an Ageing Population, 2004 Downloads
  2. Distributional impact of social security reform
    Chapter 5 in The Economics of an Ageing Population, 2004 Downloads
 
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