John G. Watson

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Lecturer in Finance

655 Knight Way

Stanford, CA 94305

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

13

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Scholarly Papers (13)

1.

The 4% Rule - At What Price?

Journal Of Investment Management (JOIM), Third Quarter 2009
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 02 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2009
Jason S. Scott, William F. Sharpe and John G. Watson
Financial Engines, Inc., Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 3,325 (3,843)
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Retirement economics, expected utility, fixed withdrawals

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Efficient Retirement Financial Strategies

Pension Research Council Working Paper Series
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 13 Aug 2007
William F. Sharpe, Jason S. Scott and John G. Watson
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Financial Engines, Inc. and Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 1,651 (12,359)
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Retirement, Drawdown, Planning, Lockbox

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The Floor-Leverage Rule for Retirement

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Nov 2011
Jason S. Scott and John G. Watson
Financial Engines, Inc. and Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 708 (42,765)
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Retirement, spending, investing, ratchet, consumption, floor, leverage

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Efficient Annuitization with Delayed Payout Annuities

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 25 Sep 2006
Jason S. Scott, John G. Watson and Wei-Yin Hu
Financial Engines, Inc., Stanford Graduate School of Business and Financial Engines, Inc.
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Annuities, annuitization, Social Security, pensions, longevity risk, insurance

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What Makes a Better Annuity?

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 08 May 2009
Jason S. Scott, John G. Watson and Wei-Yin Hu
Financial Engines, Inc., Stanford Graduate School of Business and Financial Engines, Inc.
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Annuity, longevity, insurance, pensions, welfare

What Makes a Better Annuity?

Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 78, Issue 1, pp. 213-244, 2011
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 16 Mar 2011
Jason S. Scott, John G. Watson and Wei-Yin Hu
Financial Engines, Inc., Stanford Graduate School of Business and Financial Engines, Inc.
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Optimal Discrete Ratchet Consumption

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 29 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2012
John G. Watson and Jason S. Scott
Stanford Graduate School of Business and Financial Engines, Inc.
Downloads 154 (225,992)
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Ratchet, consumption, investment, floor, leverage

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Optimal Continuous Ratchet Consumption

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 20 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2014
John G. Watson and Jason S. Scott
Stanford Graduate School of Business and Financial Engines, Inc.
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Ratchet, consumption, retirees, endowments

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Retirement Implications of a Low Wage Growth, Low Real Interest Rate Economy

Social Security Bulletin. 80(3): 31-45, 2020
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 07 Oct 2020
Jason Scott, John B. Shoven, Sita Slavov and John G. Watson
Independent, Stanford University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs and Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Life-Cycle Model, Wages, Interest Rates, Compensating Variation, Retirement Saving, Financial Planning

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First Order Loss Aversion and Optimal Consumption

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 25 Sep 2015
John G. Watson and Jason S. Scott
Stanford Graduate School of Business and Financial Engines, Inc.
Downloads 29 (551,725)
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First order loss aversion, Expected utility maximization

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Can Low Retirement Savings Be Rationalized?

NBER Working Paper No. w26784
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 02 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2021
Jason Scott, John B. Shoven, Sita Slavov and John G. Watson
Independent, Stanford University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs and Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Is Automatic Enrollment Consistent with a Life Cycle Model?

NBER Working Paper No. w28396
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 01 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2021
Jason Scott, John B. Shoven, Sita Slavov and John G. Watson
Independent, Stanford University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs and Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Retirement Implications of a Low Wage Growth, Low Real Interest Rate Economy

NBER Working Paper No. w25556
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 Feb 2019
Jason Scott, John B. Shoven, Sita Slavov and John G. Watson
Independent, Stanford University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs and Stanford Graduate School of Business
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The 4% Rt What Price?

Journal Of Investment Management (JOIM), Third Quarter, 2009
Posted: 13 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2010
Jason S. Scott, William F. Sharpe and John G. Watson
Financial Engines, Inc., Stanford University - Graduate School of Business and Stanford Graduate School of Business

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Retirement economics, expected utility