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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- James
Poterba, a professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at 3:30
p.m. Feb. 8 at 141 Wohlers Hall, 1206 S. Sixth St., Champaign.
His lecture is titled "Annuity
Markets and Retirement Security." Poterba will describe the current
workings of self-directed retirement plans, such as 401(k) and 403(b)
plans, and more generally address the role of private annuity markets
as alternatives to the Social Security system.
Poterba, who joined the
MIT faculty in 1982, is on leave at the Hoover Institution at Stanford
University. He edits the Journal of Public Economics, the leading international
journal for research on taxation and government spending.
The Kinley Lecture is sponsored
by the UI department of economics and the College of Commerce and Business
Administration. It is free and open to the public.