John P. Laitner
MRRC Director & Professor of Economics
University of Michigan
John Laitner (PhD, economics, Harvard) is Director of the University of Michigan Retirement Research Center (MRRC), Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Social Research, and Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan. His research falls primarily in the area of economic theory, in particular, factors influencing growth and the distribution of wealth. Professor Laitner’s work encompasses life-cycle saving, incentives to retire, and intergenerational transfers and the role of bequests in the economy. His work also examines the roles of education and technological progress in long-run growth.