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Retirement research draws attention in New York Times

April 24, 2008

(Portland, Ore.)–The economics research of Harry Schleef, associate professor of economics, and Robert Eisinger, associate professor of political science, was recently featured in the New York Times. Their published paper “Hitting or Missing the Retirement Target: Comparing Contributions and Asset Allocation Schemes of Simulated Portfolios” was the centerpiece for a business section column on investment strategies. Schleef and Eisinger performed computer simulations for hypothetical individuals investing for retirement and came to some surprising conclusions about best practices for building a nest egg. Read about the findings that raised the eyebrow of one New York Times columnist.

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