Author Spotlight: Alicia Munnell
Summary: Alicia Munnell is co-author of Falling Short: The Coming Retirement Crisis and What to Do About It. She has been in charge of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College for more than 15 years, and her research center has estimated that 53 percent of Americans are at risk of not having enough money to maintain their living standards in retirement. She has studied pensions and Social Security since the 1960s. Previous to her role at Boston College, Munnell was a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy. Before that, she spent 20 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.