Robert J. Willis
Professor of Economics , University of Michigan
Robert J. Willis, is Professor of Economics and Research Professor in the Survey Research Center and the Population Studies Center of the Institute for Social Research. He is the past Director for the Health and Retirement Study, a longitudinal survey of over 22,000 persons over age 50 in the United States, which is supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Professor Willis received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1971. He joined the University of Michigan in 1995, and holds joint appointments with the Survey Research Center and the Population Studies Center at the Institute for Social Research. Before coming to Michigan, Professor Willis held appointments at the University of Chicago, SUNY at Stony Brook, and Stanford University. He has served on a number of advisory boards including, currently, the Census Advisory Board, the Board of Visitors of the Rockefeller Center for the Social Sciences at Dartmouth College.