Hugo A. Benítez-Silva
Hugo Benítez-Silva obtained his M.A., M.Ph., and Ph.D. in economics from Yale University in December 2000. He is associate professor at SUNY-Stony Brook, with tenure. He is also Director of Graduate Studies in economics at SUNY-Stony Brook. His research includes contributions to the analyses of disability programs in the United States, dynamic life-cycle models of annuity and portfolio decisions with an emphasis on modeling the effects of uncertainty in wage income and capital investments, the study of retirement and longevity expectations, and the labor supply effects of the early retirement rules. His current work includes the estimation of a dynamic structural life-cycle model of retirement and disability, a dynamic analyzes of job search behavior among older Americans, the housing market, the link between Social Security information and well being, and the connection between health investments and retirement behavior. His research projects have received support from the Michigan Retirement Research Center, the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, the TIAA-CREF Institute, the Economic Research Initiative for the Uninsured through the RWJ Foundation, and the NIA-NIH. His work has been cited in the New York Times, and the U.S. News and World Report, and published in numerous international journals in economics.