Olivia S. Mitchell is the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor, and Professor of Insurance/Risk Management and Business Economics/Policy; Executive Director of the Pension Research Council; and Director of the Boettner Center on Pensions and Retirement Research; all at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Concurrently Dr. Mitchell serves as a Research Associate at the NBER; Independent Director on the Wells Fargo Fund Boards; Vice President of the American Economic Association; Co-Investigator for the Health and Retirement Study at the University of Michigan; Executive Board Member for the Michigan Retirement Research Center; and Senior Scholar at the Singapore Management University. She also serves on the Academic Advisory Council for the Consumer Finance Institute at the Philadelphia Federal Reserve; the Advisory Committee of the HEC Montreal Retirement and Savings Institute; and the UNSW Centre for Pensions and Superannuation. She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her B.A. in Economics from Harvard University.