Paul Yakoboski

Yakoboski

Paul Yakoboski

Senior Economist
TIAA Institute

Paul Yakoboski is a senior economist with the TIAA Institute. His research agenda focuses on financial literacy and wellness, retirement saving and investing, the retirement decision and asset management during retirement. Yakoboski also conducts research on workforce issues in the higher education and non-profit sectors.  He leads the Institute’s survey research program and is director of the Institute's Fellows Program.

Prior to joining the TIAA Institute, Yakoboski held positions as Director, Policy Research for the American Council of Life Insurers, Senior Research Associate with the Employee Benefit Research Institute and Senior Economist with the U.S. Government Accountability Office.  He previously served as Director of Research for the American Savings Education Council and was an adjunct instructor at Nazareth College. 

Yakoboski is a member of the American Economic Association and the National Academy of Social Insurance.  He also serves on the board of the Journal of Retirement, the editorial advisory board of Benefits Quarterly and the Society of Actuaries’ Committee on Post-Retirement Needs and Risks.  Yakoboski earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from the University of Rochester and his B.S. in economics from Virginia Tech. 

Publications

June 2022
How financial literacy varies among U.S. adults
April 2022
How financial literacy varies among U.S. adults
March 2017
How well individuals navigate life’s financial decisions is dependent, at least in part, on their knowledge and understanding of personal finance. The Personal Finance Index offers unique insights concerning Americans’ capacity for sound financial management and decisionmaking.