Mike Orszag

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Orszag Mike Orszag is head of global research services at Towers Watson, the global actuarial consulting firm. He joined Watson Wyatt in 2001 and was head of research prior to the merger with Towers Perrin in 2010.

Orszag has research interests in pensions, personnel economics, risk management and insurance. Orszag is a founding editor of the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance (published by Cambridge University Press in cooperation with the OECD) and a co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Pensions and Retirement Income (Oxford University Press, 2005). Orszag's current research is focused on new approaches to decision-making under uncertainty and labour issues connected with multinationals.

Orszag has started and managed commercial research groups in five locations including India, China and Uruguay.

He has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in economics and an AB from Princeton University in economics.

Mike Orszag wasn an IZA Research Fellow from July 2000 until October 2016.

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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
2105  Alessio J. G. Brown
Mike Orszag
Dennis J. Snower
Unemployment Accounts and Employment Incentives
(published in: European Journal of Political Economy, 2008, 24 (3), 587-604)
1383  Mirko Cardinale
Mike Orszag
Severance Pay and Corporate Finance: Empirical Evidence from a Panel of Austrian and Italian Firms
(published in: Empirica, 2005, 32 (3-4), 309-343)
816  Tryggvi Thor Herbertsson
Mike Orszag
The Early Retirement Burden: Assessing the Costs of the Continued Prevalence of Early Retirement in OECD Countries
538  Mike Orszag
Dennis J. Snower
The Pension Transfer Program
537  Mike Orszag
Dennis J. Snower
Unemployment Vouchers versus Low-Wage Subsidies
536  Mike Orszag
Dennis J. Snower
Pension Taxes versus Early Retirement Rights
533  Stefan Fölster
Robert Gidehag
Mike Orszag
Dennis J. Snower
Assessing Welfare Accounts
(published in: Torben Andersen and Per Molander (eds,): Alternatives for Welfare Policy: Coping with Internationalisation and Demographic Change, Cambridge, 2003, 255 - 275)
532  Mike Orszag
Dennis J. Snower
From Unemployment Benefits to Unemployment Accounts
529  Mike Orszag
Dennis J. Snower
Incapacity Benefits and Employment Policy
(published in: Labour Economics, 2002, 9 (5), 631-641 )
41  Mike Orszag
Dennis J. Snower
Anatomy of Policy Complementarities
(published in: Swedish Economic Policy Review, 1998, 5(2), 303-343)