Robert Clark is the Stephen Zelnak Professor of Economics and Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, Poole College of Management, North Carolina State University. He also is a member of the Pension Research Council at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Fellow of the Employee Benefit Research Institute.
Clark’s research has examined retirement decisions, the choice between defined benefit and defined contribution plans, the impact of pension conversions on defined contribution and cash balance plans, government regulation of pensions, and the role of supplementary retirement saving plans in the public sector. He earned his B.A. at Millsaps College and Ph.D. at Duke University, both in economics.
- Research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and has organized four NBER conferences on state and local pension and retiree health plans.
- Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University.
- Has written over 100 publications, including articles in the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Journal of Retirement, and Journal of Health Economics.