Privatizing Social Security: Beyond the Theory

February 6, 2001 9:00AM
Hayek Auditorium
Speakers include Donald Marron, Thomas Saving, Martin Feldstein, Peter Ferrara, José Piñera, Michael Tanner, John Zogby, Eloise Anderson, Chuck Blahous, Shane Chalke, Wade Dokken, Milton Ezrati, Jagadeesh Gokhale, Bill McInturff, William Shipman, and Thomas Siems.

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• • • Tuesday, February 6, 2001
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Registration
Watch Part 1 of the RealVideo Presentation
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Ed Crane
President, Cato Institute

9:15 - 10:00 a.m. Keynote Address
Martin Feldstein
Harvard University/National Bureau of Economic Research

10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
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10:15 - 11:30 a.m. Why Privatize Social Security?

Moderator: Bill Wilson, United Savers Alliance.

Charles Rounds, Suffolk University Law School
William Beach, Heritage Foundation
Thomas F. Siems, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
"Reengineering Social Security in the New Economy," (PDF, 5 pp, 19 kb)
Richard Jackson, Concord Coalition

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Lunch
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12:15 - 1:00 p.m. Luncheon Remarks
Donald Marron, PaineWebber

1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Women, Minorities and the Poor

Moderator: Sam Beard, Economic Security 2000

Star Parker, Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)
Eloise Anderson, Claremont Institute
Michael Tanner, Cato Institute
Jagadeesh Gokhale, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
"Social Security Privatization and the Poor," (PDF, 12 pp, 41 kb)
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Break
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2:30 - 3:15 p.m. World Round-Up
José Piñera, Cato Institute
"Toward A World of Worker-Capitalists," (PDF, 21 pp, 49 kb)
3:15 - 4:00 p.m. A Bipartisan Approach to Social Security Reform

Introduction: Wade Dokken, American Skandia
Rep. Charles Stenholm (D-TX)
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Reception
• • • Wednesday, February 7, 2001
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Registration
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9:00 - 9:10 a.m. Opening Remarks
Edward Crane
President, Cato Institute

9:10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. The Politics of Privatization

Moderator: Deroy Murdock, syndicated columnist

Michael Barone, U.S. News & World Report
John Zogby, Zogby International
Scott Rasmussen, Rasmussen Research
William McInturff, Public Opinion Strategies
"Turning Questions Into Answers," (PDF, 13 pp, 164 kb)
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Break
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10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Making the Transition

Moderator: William Niskanen, Cato Institute

Andrew Samwick, Dartmouth College
Stephen Entin, Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Peter Ferrara, George Mason University/Cato Institute
William Shipman, State Street Global Advisors

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
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12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Luncheon Address
Thomas Saving, Texas A&M/Social Security Board of Trustees

1:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Risk and Regulation

Moderator: Andrew Biggs, Cato Institute

Shane Chalke, AnnuityNet.Com
"Private Sector Alternatives Mitigating Participant Risk," (PDF, 7 pp, 225 kb)

Don Ezra, Frank Russell Company
"Individual Accounts in Social Security: Practical Aspects of Risk and Regulation," (PDF, 11 pp, 684 kb)

Gordon Boronow, American Skandia
"Speech for the Cato Social Security Conference," (PDF, 2 pp, 8 kb)

Milton Ezrati, Lord Abbett
"A Realistic View of Risk and Regulatory Needs," (PDF, 10 pp, 23 kb)
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Break
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2:45 - 4:00 p.m. Administering Individual Accounts

Moderator: Charles Blahous, Alliance for Worker Retirement Security

Daniel Lederman, Synergy Group Inc.
"Operating Models for Pension System Reforms," (PDF, 39 pp, 197 kb)
"Administering Individual Accounts," (PDF, 18 pp, 308 kb)
David John, Heritage Foundation
Elizabeth Liess, Securities Industry Association
Gary Ferrier, University of Arkansas

4:00 - 4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks
Michael Tanner, Cato Institute


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