Treasury awards $1 million for CSD retirement savings research

Treasury awards $1 million for CSD retirement savings research
The U.S. Treasury Department has awarded a $1.08 million research contract to the Center for Social Development at Washington University’s Brown School. One of 11 contracts awarded nationally under the Financial Empowerment Innovation Fund, this award will fund research on myRA accounts (“My Retirement Accounts”).

Next Age Institute launches

Next Age Institute launches
Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have established the Next Age Institute, an international partnership to study, design and test social innovations.

New book provides in-depth look at asset building in Asia, conversations continue

New book provides in-depth look at asset building in Asia, conversations continue
The Center for Social Development (CSD) at Washington University in St. Louis recognizes that asset-building policies in Asia offer important lessons in lifelong wealth and retirement security. International interest in these policies, particularly regarding aging populations, has prompted a book published in Chinese and one forthcoming in English.

SEED OK experiment already making an impact on families, policy

SEED OK experiment already making an impact on families, policy
An experiment that models the first truly universal Child Development Account policy in the United States shows early positive impacts for parents and children, according to a research summary recently published by the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis.

New book explores the rise of asset building

New book explores the rise of asset building
More than two decades after Michael Sherraden, PhD, wrote Assets and the Poor – introducing asset building as a new social policy framework – that idea has taken off in numerous directions.

Interdisciplinary efforts on economic fragility spark new book, May 28 policy discussion in D.C.

Interdisciplinary efforts on economic fragility spark new book, May 28 policy discussion in D.C.
The Great Recession and its aftermath — slow recovery, unemployment, underemployment and economic malaise — have produced an era unseen since the Great Depression. In an effort to study causes and find solutions, Washington University in St. Louis faculty from across disciplines are examining economic insecurity through the university’s Livable Lives Initiative.

CSD partners with St. Louis Fed on balance sheet symposium

CSD partners with St. Louis Fed on balance sheet symposium
​The Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis built on an already engaged and productive relationship this month when it co-sponsored a symposium with the Center for Household Financial Stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Maine becomes first state to provide college savings for all newborns

Maine becomes first state to provide college savings for all newborns
This week, the state of Maine became the first in the United States to make college savings for newborns universal and automatic, putting into practice research pioneered by Michael Sherraden and the Brown School’s Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis.

Sherraden appointed to named professorship in Singapore

Sherraden appointed to named professorship in Singapore
Michael Sherraden, PhD, George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor and director of the Center for Social Development at the Brown School, has been named the inaugural S. R. Nathan Professor at the National University of Singapore.