John Williamson

Boston College

50 Paul Street
Newton, Massachusetts
United States

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I am currently working on public pension policy in China. More generally I am interested in comparative analysis of pension system in different countries, particularly developing countries. Looking to the future, I am interested in the unintended adverse consequences of well intended policies that may have worked well at the outset, but eventually end up having unintended perverse consequences. This is something I am interested in, but I have not yet made that a significant part of my research agenda. I am also interested in and may soon get into research on the pros and cons of privatization of aging related programs such as hospice, assisted living, and nursing home care.

Substantive Focus:
Comparative Public Policy PRIMARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY