Mike Orszag is head of global research services at Towers Watson, the global actuarial consulting firm. He joined Watson Wyatt in 2001 and was head of research prior to the merger with Towers Perrin in 2010.

Orszag has research interests in pensions, personnel economics, risk management and insurance. Orszag is a founding editor of the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance (published by Cambridge University Press in cooperation with the OECD) and a co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Pensions and Retirement Income (Oxford University Press, 2005). Orszag's current research is focused on new approaches to decision-making under uncertainty and labour issues connected with multinationals.

Orszag has started and managed commercial research groups in five locations including India, China and Uruguay.

He has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in economics and an AB from Princeton University in economics.

Mike Orszag wasn an IZA Research Fellow from July 2000 until October 2016.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2105
published in: European Journal of Political Economy, 2008, 24 (3), 587-604
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1383
Mirko Cardinale, Mike Orszag
published in: Empirica, 2005, 32 (3-4), 309-343
IZA Discussion Paper No. 533
published in: Torben Andersen and Per Molander (eds,): Alternatives for Welfare Policy: Coping with Internationalisation and Demographic Change, Cambridge, 2003, 255 - 275
IZA Discussion Paper No. 529
published in: Labour Economics, 2002, 9 (5), 631-641
IZA Discussion Paper No. 41
published in: Swedish Economic Policy Review, 1998, 5(2), 303-343