Olivia S. Mitchell


  • Prof. Olivia S. Mitchell served on the 2014-5 Chilean Pension Reform Commission, explains that proposed pension reforms thus far will help but not solve Chile‚Äôs old-age system problems. Read more here

  • Another recession by end-2021 predicted by 7 of 10 economists: Prof. Olivia S. Mitchell outlines steps you can take now to shore up your retirement savings and overall finances with Dan Loney on the Wharton Business Daily podcast.

  • Olivia S. Mitchell of Wharton is mentioned in Business Insider article, the article explores the effect of increased longevity and low investment returns on retirement. 

Executive Director, Pension Research Council
Director, Boettner Center for Pensions and Retirement Research
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor
Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
Professor of Insurance and Risk Management

Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1978


  • Knowledge@Wharton Podcast: Olivia S. Mitchell on Baby Boomer Pensions
  • 2016 Retirement Security Symposium: Olivia S. Mitchell Presents Her Opening Remarks
  • Q Group Fall 2016 Seminar: Olivia S. Mitchell on the Challenges of an Aging World for the Financial Industry