Fresh Insights in Pension Reform: Solutions for Chicago

Thu., April 11, 2024 | 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM

City Hall Recess
838 West Kinzie Street
Chicago, IL 60642
United States

Sponsored By: Harris Events

The City of Chicago has more than $35 billion in unfunded pension liabilities, or $11,775 per Chicagoan. Leaders from across the ideological spectrum have called that liability a major threat to the city's long-term viability. The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy is deeply committed to training the next generation of policy leaders and confronting society’s most pressing challenges–among them, Chicago’s pension woes.
On Thursday, April 11, 2024, join the Harris School and the Center for Municipal Finance for a panel discussion with City of Chicago Comptroller, Chasse Rehwinkel MPP '15, Former City of Chicago CFO and current University of Chicago Associate Vice President for Finance, Jennie Huang Bennett, moderated by Prof. Justin Marlowe. These experts will break down this thorny issue and weigh in on the feasibility of proposed innovative solutions. 
This event also serves as the culmination of the Harris Policy Innovation Challenge, a competition that challenged student teams from across UChicago to propose evidence-based solutions to the City of Chicago’s pension crisis. The winning team will have been announced earlier in April and will also be featured during this event.