Andrew Abbott is a quantitative analyst with Reason Foundation’s Pension Integrity Project.
Prior to joining Reason, Abbott worked as a compliance analyst in the financial services industry, as an actuarial analyst, and as a teacher. He is also a Koch Associate Program alumni from the Charles Koch Foundation.
Abbott holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science from Texas Christian University, a Master of Arts in economics from the University of Houston, and a Master of Science in data science from Southern Methodist University.
Abbott is based in Dallas.
The changes to Fort Worth’s public pension plan focus on adjustments to both contributions and benefits.
"Without full annual funding, none of the following recommendations will be sufficient to ensure the availability of retirement benefits for future generations of public servants."
The proposed changes could be a major step towards protecting the retirement security of Fort Worth’s police, fire, and other government workers.
Policymakers must shore up the state pension system.
The brewing pension crisis means public workers face a critical decision.