John C. Scott

Adjunct Research Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Director of the Retirement Income Project, Pew Charitable Trust
Chapter Member: North Carolina SSN
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About John

Scott studies public policies that focus on older Americans with a focus on employer-provided retirement plans. He also does research and teaches about the politics of the policy making process, with a particular interest in how networks of policy actors develop policy. Much of this work has been on lobbyists at both the federal and state levels.



"Obama Lies and Grandma Dies: Medicare and Health Care Reform" (with Daniel Gitterman). Journal of Health, Policy, Politics and Law 36, no. 3 (2011).
Considers how Medicare is discussed in the politics of health care reform.
"The Aging Workforce in Carolina: Challenges and Opportunities" (with Andrew Sharma). Carolina Context 9 (2009).
"Wealth Inequality and the Prospects for Increasing Intergenerational Transfers" (with Stephen L. Morgan). Social Science Research 36, no. 3 (2008).
Estimates recent trends in wealth inequality and whether inequality will continue.
"Phased Retirement: Who Opts for It and Towards What End?," (with Yung-Ping Chen), AARP Research Report 2006-01, December 31, 2005.
Examines the concept of phased retirement and who engages in it.