By Rob Kozlowski
Source: Pensions & Investments

A team of five University of Chicago graduate students won a Harris School of Public Policy competition with a proposal of nine initiatives designed to save the city of Chicago between $200 million and $400 million a year to shore up its woefully underfunded pension funds.

The team of graduate students — Syed Ahmad, Anthony Beaupre, Liam Gluck, James Karsten and Greg Rudd — was awarded the $10,000 first prize in the inaugural Harris Policy Innovation Challenge, which tasked graduate students to come up with solutions to the city of Chicago’s pension funding crisis.

The team was one of eight that competed in the challenge and one of three finalists that made presentations at an April 3 event at the school.

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