April 22, 2014

Mercatus' Blahous to Serve on BPC's Personal Savings Initiative

Charles Blahous

J. Fish and Lillian F. Smith Chair
Summary

The Mercatus Center’s Charles Blahous will serve as a co-commissioner on the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) newly established Personal Savings Initiative, which aims to examine “whether savings rates and available savings vehicles are meeting the retirement goals of Americans and the nation's investment needs.”

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The Mercatus Center’s Charles Blahous will serve as a co-commissioner on the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) newly established Personal Savings Initiative, which aims to examine “whether savings rates and available savings vehicles are meeting the retirement goals of Americans and the nation's investment needs.”

Blahous, Mercatus’ director of Spending and Budget Initiative and a public trustee for Social Security and Medicare, will join: Initiative co-chairs, former Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer of the Social Security Administration James B. Lockhart III; and former United States Senator and Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND); among others.

The Personal Savings Initiative will be introduced on:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
9:30 to 10:30 AM
Bipartisan Policy Center
For more information and to register for the event, please click here.

Blahous specializes in domestic economic policy and retirement security (with an emphasis on Social Security), as well as federal fiscal policy, entitlements, demographic change, and health-care reform. He is the author of two books on retirement security—Social Security:The Unfinished Work and Pension Wise: Confronting Employer Pension Underfunding and Sparing Taxpayers the Next Bailout, as well several studies on retirement security.

Blahous also served as the deputy director of President Bush’s National Economic Council, special assistant to the president for economic policy, and executive director of the bipartisan President’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security.