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John P. Laitner

MRRC Director & Professor of Economics

University of Michigan

John Laitner (PhD in economics, Harvard) is director of the University of Michigan Retirement Research Center (MRRC), research professor at the Institute for Social Research, and professor of economics at the University of Michigan. His research interest focuses on macroeconomic theory, long-run growth, and public policy. He has worked with theoretical and empirical models of life-cycle saving and private intergenerational transfers, human capital accumulation and education, technological change, and the national distribution of wealth.

Associated Research Projects

UM16-Q3: Financial Security Research Symposium
UM16-01: Adjusting the Payroll Tax to Promote Longer Careers
UM12-05: New Analysis of HRS Data on Intergenerational Transfers
UM12-01: Technological Progress and the Earnings of Older Workers
UM10-14: New HRS Data on Intergenerational Transfers
UM07-16: Private Pensions and Decisions of When to Retire
UM07-15: Trends in the Labor Force Participation of Married Women
UM06-10: Home Production by Dual Earner Couples and Consumption During Retirement
UM05-19: Efficiency Gains and Social Security Reform
UM05-04: Technological Progress and Worker Productivity at Different Ages
UM04-14: Life-Cycle Saving in Dual-Earner Households
UM03-02: Lifetime Uncertainty and Social Security Reform
UM02-03: Endogenous Labor Supply Responses to Social Security Reform
UM01-05: Modeling the Dynamic Macroeconomic Consequences of Social Security Reform
UM00-11: Modeling the Macroeconomic Implications of Social Security Reform