David Laibson

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David Laibson

Department Chair, Robert I. Goldman Professor of Economics
Harvard University

Publications

July 2018
Automatic enrollment helps boost retirement plan contributions, but its ultimate impact on plan balances is unclear.
January 2013
Annuities are not popular despite providing valuable insurance against outliving one’s savings.
September 2013
We conduct and analyze two large surveys of hypothetical annuitization choices. We find that allowing individuals to annuitize a fraction of their wealth increases annuitization relative to a situation where annuitization is an “all or nothing” decision.