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Sandy Mackenzie

Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute

Publish Date: July  12,  2012


Sandy Mackenzie, whose areas of expertise include employer-provided pensions, annuities, fiscal policy, and comparative retirement finance, is a Senior Strategic Policy Advisor with the AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI). He leads PPI’s work on employer-provided pensions. He is a recognized authority on annuities and the comparative aspects of employer-provided pensions and has written extensively on these and related topics. His book Annuity Markets and Pension Reform was published by Cambridge University Press in 2006, and The Decline of the Traditional Pension: A Comparative Study of Threats to Retirement Security was published by CUP in 2010.

Mackenzie’s interest in pension issues began when he was a member of the staff of the International Monetary Fund, where he worked for 28 years.    Mackenzie has also taught courses in public economics and money, banking and financial markets at the University of California Washington Center. He is a former Rhodes Scholar and holds an M. Phil in economics from Oxford.