Selected Publications

“Social Security and Pension Reform: International Perspectives” (coedited with Marek Szczepański) W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2014.

Kwena, Rose Musonye and John A. Turner. “Extending Pension and Savings Scheme Coverage to the Informal Sector: Kenya’s Mbao Pension Plan.” 2013. International Social Security Review 66(2): 79-99

Turner, John A. and David D. McCarthy. 2013. “Longevity Insurance Annuities in 401(k) Plans and IRAs. ”Benefits Quarterly, First Quarter, pp. 58-62.

Turner, John A. “Lost Pension Registries in the U.K. and Australia.” 2012. Pension Rights Center.

Turner, John A. and Dana M. Muir. 2012. “The Market for Financial Advisers.”

Muller, Leslie A. and John A. Turner. 2011. “The Persistence of Employee 401(k) Contributions Over a Major Stock Market Cycle: Evidence on the Limited Effect of Inertia on Savings Behavior.” Paper prepared for the Upjohn Institute.

“Longevity Policy: Facing Up to Longevity Issues Affecting Social Security, Pensions, and Older Workers”,; W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2011.

“Imagining the Ideal Pension System: International Perspectives”; (coedited with Dana Muir), W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2011.

Mitchell, Olivia S. and Turner, John A. 2010. “Labor Market Uncertainty and Pension System Performance.” In Performance of Privately Managed Pension Funds,edited by Richard P. Hinz, Heinz P. Rudolf, Pablo Antolin and Juan Yermo. Washington, DC: World Bank, pp. 119-158.

Turner, John A. 2010. “Why Don’t People Annuitize? The Role of Advice Provided by Retirement Planning Software.” Report for the Pension Research Council.

Turner, John A. 2010. “Rating Retirement Advice: A Critical Assessment of Retirement Planning Software.” Report for the Pension Research Council.

Monk, Courtney, John A. Turner and Natalie A. Zhivan. 2010. “Adjusting Social Security for Increasing Life Expectancy: Effects on Progressivity.” Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Working Paper WP 2010-9.

Turner, John A. and Witte, Hazel A. 2009. “Retirement Planning Software and Post-Retirement Risks.”Report for the Society of Actuaries and the Actuarial Foundation.

“Longevity Insurance: Strengthening Social Security at Advanced Ages.” Report to the National  Academy of Social Insurance, February 2009.

“Fee Disclosure to Pension Participants: Establishing Minimum Requirements.” Report to the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management.” August 2008 (with Hazel Witte).

“Why Some Workers Don’t Take 401(k) Offers: Inertia versus Economics.” CeRP Working Paper 56-07, 2007 (with Satyendra Verma).

“Autopilot: Self-Adjusting Mechanisms for Sustainable Retirement Systems.” Report to the Society of Actuaries, April 2007.

“Designing 401(k) Plans that Encourage Retirement Savings: Lessons from Behavioral Finance.” AARP Issue Brief, April 2006.

“Retirement Planning Software: Behavioral and Economic Perspectives.” April 2006.

“Cash Balance Pension Plans and Older Workers.” (with Jules Lichtenstein). October 2005. AARP Issue Brief, October 2005.

“Problems Encountered with Private Accounts in the United Kingdom.” February 2005. AARP Research Report.

“Pension Participant Knowledge About Plan Fees.” (with Sophie Korczyk) AARP Issue Brief, November 2004.

“Pension Coverage Lessons for the United States from Other Countries. (with Martin Rein). AARP Research Report, February 2004.

“Tax Treatment of Pensions.” The NTA Encyclopedia of Taxation and Tax Policy, Tax  Policy Center, Brookings Institution, 2004.

“Pension Portability: Is this Europe’s Future? An Analysis of the United States as a Test Case.” AARP Research Report, March 2003.

“Pay at Risk” (edited volume). Upjohn Institute, 2001.

Blake, David and John Turner. “Lost Pensions, Lost Pensioners: Is a National Registry of Pension Plans the Answer?” Pensions Institute Discussion Paper, 2001.

“Securing Employer-Based Pensions: An International Perspective” (co-edited with Olivia Mitchell and Zvi Bodie). University  of Pennsylvania, 1996.