Teresa Ghilarducci is a labor economist and nationally recognized expert in retirement security. She is the author of “Rescuing Retirement: A Plan to Guarantee Retirement Security for All Americans”, and “How to Retire with Enough Money and How to Know What Enough Is”, along with three other books. She is also the Irene and Bernard L. Schwartz Chair professor in economic policy analysis in the Economics Department at the New School for Social Research and directs the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, which focuses on economic policy research and outreach. Ghilarducci joined The New School in 2008 after working as an economics professor at the University of Notre Dame for 25 years. The New York Times named her pension reform proposal one of the defining ideas of 2008. Ghilarducci is also a member of the Bipartisan Policy Commission on Retirement Security and Personal Savings. She holds a Ph.D. and BA, both in economics, from the University of California, Berkeley.