Olivia S. Mitchell is an American economist and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Her interests focus on pensions and social security, and she is the Executive Director of the Pension Research Council, the oldest U.S. center devoted to scholarship and policy-relevant research on retirement security. She also heads Wharton's Boettner Center for Pensions and Retirement Research.
Mitchell earned her BA in Economics with honors from Harvard University and her MS and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
The Bankrate editorial team relies on her expertise for many articles related to retirement, insurance and risk management.