Laurence J. Kotlikoff
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Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Laurence J. Kotlikoff is a NY Times Best Selling author, a William Fairfield Warren Professor at Boston University, a Professor of Economics at Boston University, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and President of Economic Security Planning, Inc., a company specializing in financial planning software. Professor Kotlikoff received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973 and his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1977. The Economist Magazine ranked Kotlikoff among the world's 25 most influential economists. This ranking reflects Kotlikoff's voluminous writings to the public, podcast, radio, and television appearances, and press interviews. From 1977 through 1983, Kotlikoff served on the faculties of economics of the University of California, Los Angeles and Yale University. Kotlikoff joined Boston University's Department of Economics in 1984. In 1981-82 Professor Kotlikoff was a Senior Economist with the President's Council of Economic Advisers. Professor Kotlikoff is author or co-author of 20 books and hundreds of professional journal articles. His most recent trade books are Money Magic -- an Economist's Secrets to More Money, Less Risk, and a Better Life (Little, Brown Spark published in January 2022), the NY Times best seller, Get What's Yours -- the Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security (co-authored with Philip Moeller and Paul Solman, Simon & Schuster, 2015), The Clash of Generations (with Scott Burns, MIT Press, 2012), Jimmy Stewart Is Dead (John Wiley and Sons, 2010), Spend ‘Til the End (co-authored with Scott Burns, Simon & Schuster, 2008), The Healthcare Fix (MIT Press, 2007), and The Coming Generational Storm (co-authored with Scott Burns, MIT Press, 2004). Professor Kotlikoff publishes extensively in newspapers, and magazines on issues of personal finance, taxes, Social Security, healthcare, deficits, taxes, generational policy, pensions, saving, and insurance. Professor Kotlikoff has served as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Harvard Institute for International Development, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Swedish Ministry of Finance, the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, the Bank of Italy, the Bank of Japan, the Bank of England, the Government of Russia, the Government of Ukraine, the Government of Bolivia, the Government of Bulgaria, the Treasury of New Zealand, the Office of Management and Budget, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Joint Committee on Taxation, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, The American Council of Life Insurance, Merrill Lynch, Fidelity Investments, AT&T, AON Corp., Merck, and other major U.S. corporations. He has provided expert testimony on numerous occasions to committees of Congress including the Senate Finance Committee, the House Ways and Means Committee, and the Joint Economic Committee.
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