On Monday, October 14, Joshua Rauh, a Hoover senior fellow and a professor of finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), will launch his new online course, Finance of Retirement and Pensions through NovoEd, a Stanford online education platform. The course, which is free, aims to educate participants about their retirement portfolios and the larger policy discussions around public pensions. In January 2014, after eight weeks of video lectures and remote coursework, participants will gather at the Hoover-sponsored symposium “Innovative Ideas for the Future of US Public-Sector Pensions,” at which representatives from teams with the five most promising ideas for pension reform will present their proposals to a distinguished panel of Hoover fellows, GSB faculty, other experts in finance and public policy, and the attendees. The course has already enrolled more than ten thousand prospective participants.
You are invited to enroll in Rauh’s course, watch the course’s introductory video below and the preview lectures on YouTube, and read more about the course on the GSB’s website and in this New York Times article.