Retirement Benefit Consulting

James W. Russell, Ph.D. is an authority of comparative retirement plans in the United States, Europe and Latin America. He is the author of eight books, including Social Insecurity: 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis (Boston: Beacon Press, 2014).

For companies, universities, unions and employee organizations:

  • Evaluation of defined contribution and defined benefit retirement plans for providing adequate retirement income
  • Recommendations for changing plans or improving existing ones
  • Recommendations for extending health insurance to retirees
  • Explaining retirement plans to employees

For individuals:

  • Advice on choosing among retirement plan options

Phone consultations available. He can be reached by e-mail at

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