Hugo Benítez-Silva

Associate Professor

Hugo Benítez-Silva obtained his M.A., M.Ph., and Ph.D. in economics from Yale University. He is associate professor at SUNY-Stony Brook, with tenure. He is also Director of Undergraduate 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.