During the month of November Thomas Jefferson Professor Ben Templin will be a visiting scholar at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, Japan. (http://www.grips.ac.jp/)
Professor Templin's research focuses primarily on Social Security reform.
GRIPS, which has an international faculty and student body, has been ranked as the third top economics school in Japan.
At the end of November, Professor Templin will present a paper at the 9th Annual International Conference of the Japan Economics Policy Association titled, "Social Security Reform: Should the Retirement Age be Increased?"