The Retirement and Savings Institute (RSI) and the Global Risk Institute (GRI) are pleased to announce the funding award recipients of our research partnership. In fall 2023, we issued a call for proposals for international and Canadian academic researchers on topics related to pensions, household financial wellness, and retirement.

The selection committee evaluated many high-quality submissions and chose the following four proposals:

  • Christine Laudenbach (Goethe University, Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE), Florian Hett and Markus Eyting (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)
    “The impact of unintended discrimination in financial advice on wealth accumulation”
  • Olivia S. Mitchell (The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania) and Abigail Hurwitz (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
    “How Longevity and Health Information Shapes Financial Advice”
  • Todd Morris (University of Queensland) and Benoit Dostie (HEC Montréal)
    “The labour market impacts of employer-pension plans”
  • Jimmy Martinez-Correa (Copenhagen Business School) and Philippe d’Astous (HEC Montréal)
    “Green by default: Steering retirement funds towards ESG investments”

These research proposals will receive financial support from the GRI-RSI partnership for up to 24 months.

“We at the RSI are delighted to partner with GRI to support cutting-edge research that uses unique methodologies and data, the results of which are sure to expand academic knowledge and inform policy decisions.” – Pierre-Carl Michaud is Professor of Economics, HEC Montreal, and Scientific Director, Retirement Savings Institute.

“As a thought leader in risk management for the financial services industry, GRI is proud to support this research on emerging risks and trends in the strategic area of pensions and financial wellness for financial services organizations.” – Sonia Baxendale, President and CEO, the Global Risk Institute.