About the Panelists
Peter A. Diamond earned his Ph.D. from MIT in 1963 and is currently Institute Professor at MIT.
He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1978 and he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences
in 1984. Professor Diamond served as President of the American Economic Association in 2003. He has published 126 papers
and 9 books, many of which have dealt with retirement issues and the social security system. You can learn more about
Professor Diamond's research on social security reform from "Social Security", American Economic Review, March 2004 and "Saving Social Security"
with Peter Orszag, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Spring 2005.
Laurence J. Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1977.
He has published 81 papers and 11 books. From 1981 to 1982 he was a senior economist on President Reagan's
Council of Economic Advisors. Earlier this year he was elected to the
American Academy of Arts and Sciences. You can learn more about Professor Kotlikoff's research on social security reform
from The Coming Generational Storm with Scott Burns, MIT Press (2005).
Thomas R. Saving is a Distinguished Professor of Economics at Texas A&M University and serves as Director of the
Private Enterprise Research Center at Texas A&M. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1960. He has
published 58 papers and four books. Professor Saving was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Social Security and
Medicare Trust Funds in 2000 by President Clinton and to the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security by President
Bush in 2001. You can learn more about Professor Saving's research on social security reform from "Private Accounts as a
Solution to Social Security's Debt" with Liqun Liu and Andrew J. Rettenmaier, forthcoming in The Journal of
Private Enterprise. Trustees' reports are available at