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.

321 Rockefeller
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.

Article: “What People Don’t Know About Their Pensions and Social Security,” with Thomas Steinmeier. In William G. Gale, John B. Shoven and Mark J. Warshawsky, editors, Private Pensions and Public Policies. 2004. Washington: D.C., Brookings Institution, pp. 57-125.

Article: "Pension Portability and Labor Mobility: Evidence from the Survey of Income and Program Participation," with Thomas Steinmeier, Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 50 (March, 1993) pp. 299-323. 

Article:  “How Effective Is Redistribution Under The Social Security Benefit Formula?” with Thomas Steinmeier. Journal of Public Economics, (October, 2001) Vol. 82, No. 1, pp. 1-28.

Article:  “A Structural Analysis of the Effects of the Great Recession on Retirement and Working Longer by Members of Two-Earner Households”. With Thomas Steinmeier and Nahid Tabatabai. The Journal of the Economics of Aging 12 (2018): 175-182.

Article:  “The Role of Health in Retirement”. With Thomas Steinmeier. Research in Labor Economics. 2018 (46): 229-297.

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