Alan L. Gustman

Academic Appointments

Loren M. Berry Professor of Economics

My research builds econometric models of retirement and saving choices, fits those models to panel data covering the U.S. population over the age of fifty, and uses the models to increase understanding of current and proposed Social Security, pension and retirement policies.


Rockefeller, Room 321
HB 6106




  • B.A. City College of New York
  • Ph.D. University of Michigan

Selected Publications

  • Book: Pensions in the Health and Retirement Study, with Thomas Steinmeier and Nahid Tabatabai. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2010.

  • Article: "A Structural Retirement Model," with Thomas Steinmeier, Econometrica, Vol. 54, No. 3 (May, 1986) pp. 555-584. 

  • Article: “The Social Security Early Retirement Age In A Structural Model of Retirement and Wealth,” with Thomas Steinmeier. Journal of Public Economics. Volume 89, Issues 2-3 (February 2005): 441-463.

  • Article: "Retirement in Dual-Career Families: A Structural Model," with Thomas Steinmeier, Journal of Labor Economics, vol. 18, no. 3 (July, 2000), pp. 503-545.

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