Director of Research
Michael Kahn is Director of Research for NCPERS, bringing with him more than 30 years of research experience in public pensions and state and local tax and economic policies. After his retirement from the National Education Association, he has established Institute on Public Pension Solutions – for the purpose of preserving and enhancing public pensions. In 2014, with support from NCPERS, Michael developed a joint NCPERS-IPPS Public Pension Funding Forum with Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate, at Columbia University. Michael has also engaged several other Nobel Laureates to bring new thinking into future pension discussions.
Michael served as a trustee of EBRI and was a member of the Public Employee Committee of IFEBP. Michael has graduate and post-graduate level training in multiple subjects, including Economics, Geography, and Sociology. He holds 3 Master’s degrees and a Ph.D. from Universities of Hawaii, North Carolina, and Catholic University of America.
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