The IGM Forum Survey conducted by the University of Chicago asks professional academic economists to vote on topical economics subjects. One of this week's questions: Do you think that public sector plans are using discount rates that are too high? The answer:
was resoundingly, "yes." Ninty-eight percent of the 39 economists surveyed agreed that public plans are using discount rates that are too high. More on the poll and the respondents which includes many notable economists can be found here.