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One size fits all? Tailoring retirement plan defaults

Butt, Adam; Donald, M. Scott; Foster, F. Douglas; Thorp, Susan; Warren, Geoffrey J.


Default investment options in retirement plans are a potent influence on member choice, however little is known about how plans set them. We investigate how retirement plan providers choose default investment strategies for passive members. We interview plan executives and survey members during a review of default settings in 2013-14 prompted by a change in the regulation of the Australian retirement system. Passive plan members are different from active members in ways that matter for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2017.11.022


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