Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Taubman Center

Anton/Lippitt Conference on Urban Affairs - Pensions in Peril: How Municipalities Are Defusing This Fiscal Time Bomb

Thursday, October 25, 2012

4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Salomon Center, Room 001

Thomas J. Anton/Frederick Lippitt Conference on Urban Affairs

Cities across the United States are facing $7 trillion in outstanding pension liabilities. This conference will shed light on how municipalities are addressing this financial challenge.

4:00 Panel
Municipal Pensions: A National Perspective

  • Robert Clark, Professor, Poole College of Management, North Carolina State University
  • Joshua Rauh, Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Eileen Norcross, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

5:15  Panel
Municipal Pension Reform in Rhode Island

  • Scott Avedisian, Mayor of Warwick
  • Donald Grebien, Mayor of Pawtucket
  • Gayle Corrigan, Chief of Staff, City of Central Falls
  • Dennis Hoyle, Auditor General of Rhode Island
  • Susanne Greschner, Chief, Municipal Finance Department, State of Rhode Island