Alan Gustman

Loren M. Berry Chair of Economics, Professor

Alan Gustman is professor of economics at Dartmouth College and holds the Loren M. Berry Chair in Economics. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in their programs in Labor Studies and Aging, has served as a co-principal investigator of the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and was a member of the Executive Committee of the University of Michigan Retirement Research Center. Gustman’s research has focused on four issues in labor economics and the economics of aging: retirement, pensions, Social Security and saving. Together with Thomas Steinmeier and Nahid Tabatabai, he has examined how retirement is defined, and has contributed explanations for the wide differences in retirement behavior among individuals; has investigated the variety of incentives observed in pension plans and the sharp trends in these incentives over time; has analyzed how pensions and Social Security affect retirement and saving behavior; has examined knowledge and understanding of pensions and Social Security; has considered related public policy questions pertaining to Social Security, pension regulation, and labor market and retirement income policies, and has investigated the effects of the Great Recession on retirement and wealth.