Summary of expertise:
Courtney C. Coile is an expert on the impact of Social Security, pensions, the retirement decisions of individuals and couples, as well as other issues surrounding the economics of aging.
Blog/Web site: http://www.wellesley.edu/PublicAffairs/Profile/af/ccoile.html
Professor Coile's research centers on issues in the economics of aging, particularly the economic determinants of the retirement decision. Some of her past projects have explored how financial incentives from Social Security and private pensions affect retirement, how couples make retirement decisions and whether the stock market boom and bust of the last decade affected the labor supply of older workers.
Coile has written "Fiscal Effects of Social Security Reform in the United States" in Social Security Programs and "Retirement Around the World: Volume III" Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005 (With Jonathan Gruber); "Retirement Incentives and Couples' Retirement Decisions" in Topics in Economic Analysis & Policy 4(1): article 17, 2004; and "The Effect of Social Security on Retirement in the United States" in Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Micro Estimation, University of Chicago Press, 2004. (with Jonathan Gruber).
Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Research Associate, Center for Retirement Research, Boston College. Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Aging and Health Economics, NBER; Graduate Fellowship, MIT
Prior media experience:
Coile has been interviewed by local and national media including PBS' Jim Lehrer Newshour and New England Cable News.
Professor Coile earned her A.B. with honors from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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