Act II. At full tilt: Where imbalances matter most
Underwater: America’s pension crisis
How big is the pensions shortfall?
Do states have the legal right to reduce their pensions burden?
Will pensions shortfalls lead to big tax increases or bond defaults?
Mitchell E. Daniels Jr, Governor of Indiana
Roger Ferguson, President and Chief Executive Officer, TIAA-CREF
Dannel P. Malloy, Governor of Connecticut
Moderator: Philip Coggan, Capital Markets Editor and Buttonwood Columnist, The Economist
Philip Coggan is the Buttonwood columnist of The Economist. Previously, he worked for the Financial Times for 20 years, most recently as Investment Editor. In that post, he founded the Short View column and wrote the Long View and Last Word columns. In 2009, he was voted Senior Financial Journalist of the Year in the Wincott awards and best communicator in the business journalist of the year awards. Among his books are The Money Machine, a guide to the city that is still in print after 25 years and The Economist Guide to Hedge Funds.
Roger W. Ferguson Jr.
Roger W. Ferguson Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, TIAA-CREF.