Jeffrey R Brown

19992017
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2017

Do Required Minimum Distribution Rules Matter? The Effect of the 2009 Holiday on Retirement Plan Distributions

Brown, J. R., Poterba, J. & Richardson, D. P., Jul 2017, In : Journal of Public Economics. 151, p. 96-109 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Retirement
Holidays
Service provider
Revenue
Elections
Financial distress
Household
Socioeconomic status
Cognitive ability
Environmental factors
2016

Decision-making approaches and the propensity to default: Evidence and implications

Brown, J. R., Farrell, A. M. & Weisbenner, S. J., Sep 1 2016, In : Journal of Financial Economics. 121, 3, p. 477-495 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Propensity
Decision making
Procrastination
Economics
Retirement

Discounting pension liabilities: Funding versus value

Brown, J. R. & Pennacchi, G. G., Jul 1 2016, In : Journal of Pension Economics and Finance. 15, 3, p. 254-284 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Liability
Discounting
Funding
Pensions
Discount rate

Framing and claiming: How information-framing affects expected social security claiming behavior

Brown, J. R., Kapteyn, A. & Mitchell, O. S., Mar 1 2016, In : Journal of Risk and Insurance. 83, 1, p. 139-162 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social security
Randomized experiments
Break-even analysis
Expected utility theory
Individual differences

Heterogeneity in state-dependent utility: Evidence from strategic surveys

Brown, J. R., Goda, G. S. & Mcgarry, K., Apr 1 2016, In : Economic Inquiry. 54, 2, p. 847-861 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

State-dependent utility
Marginal utility
Health state
State dependence
Insurance
2015

Empirical determinants of intertemporal choice

Brown, J. R., Ivković, Z. & Weisbenner, S. J., Jun 1 2015, In : Journal of Financial Economics. 116, 3, p. 473-486 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Income
Intertemporal choice
Payment
Financial decisions
Time horizon

Personality and young adult financial distress

Xu, Y., Beller, A. H., Roberts, B. W. & Brown, J. R., Dec 1 2015, In : Journal of Economic Psychology. 51, p. 90-100 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

neuroticism
socioeconomic factors
demographic factors
personality traits
adulthood
2014

Defined Contribution Plans as a Foundation for Retirement Security

Brown, J. R. & Weisbenner, S. J., Apr 30 2014, In : The Journal of Retirement. 1, 4, p. 22-45

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Retirement
Defined contribution plan
Employers
Participation
Defined contribution

How university endowments respond to financial market shocks: Evidence and implications

Brown, J. R., Dimmock, S. G., Kang, J. K. & Weisbenner, S. J., Mar 2014, In : American Economic Review. 104, 3, p. 931-962 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Financial markets
Endowments
Payout policy
Tenure
Revenue

Income as the outcome: How to broaden the narrow framing of U.S. retirement policy

Brown, J. R., Mar 1 2014, In : Risk Management and Insurance Review. 17, 1, p. 7-16 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wealth accumulation
Defined contribution plan
Lessons learned
Income
Annuitization

Reforming public pensions subject to political and legal constraints: The Illinois experience

Brown, J. R., Dec 2014, In : National Tax Journal. 67, 4, p. 941-963 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Public pensions
Legislatures
Pensions
Political constraints
Public universities
Defined contribution plan
Defined benefit
Defined contribution
Generosity
Factors
2013

Framing Lifetime Income

Brown, J. R., Kling, J. R., Mullainathan, S. & Wrobel, M. V., May 2013, In : National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper Series. 1, 1, p. 27-37

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Income
Annuities
Guarantee
Purchase
Retirement

Introduction

Brown, J. R., Oct 22 2013, In : Tax Policy and the Economy. 27, 1, p. xiii-xvi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Distributional effects
Windfall
Social security
Social security administration
Progressivity
2012

Long-term care insurance demand limited by beliefs about needs, concerns about insurers, and care available from family

Brown, J. R., Goda, G. S. & McGarry, K., Jun 1 2012, In : Health Affairs. 31, 6, p. 1294-1302 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Long-Term Care Insurance
Insurance Carriers
Long-Term Care
Insurance
Costs and Cost Analysis
2011

Insuring long-term care in the United States

Brown, J. R. & Finkelstein, A., Sep 1 2011, In : Journal of Economic Perspectives. 25, 4, p. 119-142 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Long-term care
2010

The effect of inheritance receipt on retirement

Brown, J. R., Coile, C. C. & Weisbenner, S. J., Apr 15 2010, In : Review of Economics and Statistics. 92, 2, p. 425-434 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

retirement
pension reform
tax reform
labor supply
economic theory
2009

Discounting state and local pension liabilities

Brown, J. R. & Wilcox, D. W., May 1 2009, In : American Economic Review. 99, 2, p. 538-542 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Liability
Pensions
Discounting

Is social security part of the social safety net?

Brown, J. R., Coronado, J. L. & Fullerton, D., 2009, In : Tax Policy and the Economy. 23, 1, p. 37-72 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social safety net
Social security
Income
Redistribution
Household income

The private market for long-term care insurance in the United States: A review of the evidence

Brown, J. R. & Finkelstein, A., Feb 10 2009, In : Journal of Risk and Insurance. 76, 1, p. 5-29 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Long-term care insurance
Long-term care
Factors
Insurance
Expenses
2008

Future of social security, medicare, and medicaid: Is U.S. entitlement spending sustainable?

Baicker, K., Brown, J. R., Holtz-eakin, D. & Orszag, P., Mar 1 2008, In : Risk Management and Insurance Review. 11, 1, p. 1-21 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medicare
Entitlement
Medicaid
Social security

Guaranteed trouble: The economic effects of the pension benefit guaranty corporation

Brown, J. R., Dec 1 2008, In : Journal of Economic Perspectives. 22, 1, p. 177-198 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Economic effect
Pensions
Defined benefit
Obligation
Pension insurance

Neighbors Matter: Causal Community Effects and Stock Market Participation

Brown, J. R., Ivković, Z., Smith, P. A. & Weisbenner, S., May 9 2008, In : Journal of Finance. 63, 3, p. 1509-1531 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Community effects
Stock market participation
Ownership
Word-of-mouth communication
Fixed effects

The Interaction of public and private insurance: Medicaid and the long-term care insurance market

Brown, J. R. & Finkelstein, A., Dec 1 2008, In : American Economic Review. 98, 3, p. 1083-1102 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Long-term care insurance
Medicaid
Interaction
Insurance market
Insurance

Why don't people insure late-life consumption? A framing explanation of the under-annuitization puzzle

Brown, J. R., Kling, J. R., Mullainathan, S. & Wrobel, M. V., May 1 2008, In : American Economic Review. 98, 2, p. 304-309 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Annuitization
2007

Executive financial incentives and payout policy: Firm responses to the 2003 dividend tax cut

Brown, J. R., Liang, N. & Weisbenner, S., Aug 1 2007, In : Journal of Finance. 62, 4, p. 1935-1965 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Payout policy
Tax cuts
Dividend taxes
Dividends
Financial incentives

Individual account investment options and portfolio choice: Behavioral lessons from 401(k) plans

Brown, J. R., Liang, N. & Weisbenner, S. J., Nov 1 2007, In : Journal of Public Economics. 91, 10, p. 1992-2013 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Portfolio choice
401(k) plan
Equity
Assets
Costs

Medicaid Crowd-Out of Private Long-Term Care Insurance Demand: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Survey

Brown, J. R., Coe, N. B. & Finkelstein, A., 2007, In : Tax Policy and the Economy. 21, p. 1-34

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Retirement
Medicaid
Long-term care insurance
Health
Crowd-out

Why is the market for long-term care insurance so small?

Brown, J. R. & Finkelstein, A., Nov 1 2007, In : Journal of Public Economics. 91, 10, p. 1967-1991 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Long-term care insurance
Insurance market
Factors
Market failure
Supply side
2006

401(k) matching contributions in company stock: Costs and benefits for firms and workers

Brown, J. R., Liang, N. & Weisbenner, S., Aug 1 2006, In : Journal of Public Economics. 90, 6-7, p. 1315-1346 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Costs and benefits
401(k)
Workers
Employees
401(k) plan

Comments and discussion

Brown, J. R. & Holtz-Eakin, D., Sep 28 2006, In : Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. 1, p. 286-304 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Household Ownership of Variable Annuities

Brown, J. R. & Poterba, J. M., Jan 1 2006, In : Tax Policy and the Economy. 20, p. 163-191

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Household
Variable annuities
Ownership
Tax
Financial products

Overview of the Issue

Brown, J. R., Haberman, S., Milevsky, M. & Orszag, M., Mar 2006, In : Journal of Pension Economics and Finance. 5, 1, p. i-ii

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Overview of the Issue

Brown, J., Haberman, S., Milevsky, M. & Orszag, M., Nov 2006, In : Journal of Pension Economics and Finance. 5, 3, p. i-ii

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Overview of the Issue

Brown, J. R., Haberman, S., Milevsky, M. & Orszag, M., Jul 2006, In : Journal of Pension Economics and Finance. 5, 2, p. i-ii

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The Political Economy of Government‐Issued Longevity Bonds

Brown, J. R. & Orszag, P. R., Dec 1 2006, In : Journal of Risk and Insurance. 73, 4, p. 611-631 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Political economy
Government
Mortality risk
Annuities
Costs
2005

Alternative methods of price indexing social security: Implications for benefits and system financing

Biggs, A. G., Brown, J. R. & Springstead, G., Sep 2005, In : National Tax Journal. 58, 3, p. 483-504 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Indexing
Financing
Social security
Retirement
Factors

Overview of the Issue

Brown, J. R., Haberman, S., Milevsky, M. & Orszag, M., Jan 1 2005, In : Journal of Pension Economics and Finance. 4, 3, p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Overview of the Issue

Brown, J. R., Haberman, S., Milevsky, M. & Orszag, M., Jan 1 2005, In : Journal of Pension Economics and Finance. 4, 1, p. 5-6 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The case for pre-funding social security

Brown, J. R., Mar 1 2005, In : Generations. 29, 1, p. 53-58 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Security
social security
funding
2004

An empirical analysis of the economic impact of federal terrorism reinsurance

Brown, J. R., Cummins, J. D., Lewis, C. M. & Wei, R., Jul 1 2004, In : Journal of Monetary Economics. 51, 5, p. 861-898 38 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Economic impact
Reinsurance
Terrorism
Empirical analysis
Industry
2003

Overview of the Issue

Brown, J., Haberman, S., Milevsky, M. & Orszag, M., Jan 1 2003, In : Journal of Pension Economics and Finance. 2, 1, p. 5-6 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Overview of the Issue

Brown, J. R., Haberman, S., Milevsky, M. & Orszag, M., Jan 1 2003, In : Journal of Pension Economics and Finance. 2, 3, p. 221-223 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Overview of the Issue

Brown, J. R., Haberman, S., Milevsky, M. & Orszag, M., Jul 2003, In : Journal of Pension Economics and Finance. 2, 2, p. 97-98 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Human capital
Defined benefit
Young workers
Intuition
Life cycle analysis

Redistribution and Insurance: Mandatory Annuitization with Mortality Heterogeneity

Brown, J. R., Feb 27 2003, In : Journal of Risk and Insurance. 70, 1, p. 17-41 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Insurance
Annuitization
Redistribution
Mortality
Annuities

Review: D. Shaviro's Making Sense of Social Security Reform

Brown, J. R., Mar 1 2003, In : Journal of Economic Literature. 41, 1, p. 230-231

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2002

Does the internet make markets more competitive? Evidence from the life insurance industry

Brown, J. R. & Goolsbee, A., Jan 1 2002, In : Journal of Political Economy. 110, 3, p. 481-507 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Competitive market
World Wide Web
Insurance industry
Life insurance
Insurance

Federal terrorism risk insurance

Brown, J. R., Kroszner, R. S. & Jenn, B. H., Sep 2002, In : National Tax Journal. 55, 3, p. 647-657 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Economics
Terrorism
Federal government
Casualties
September 11 attacks