Gopi Shah Goda is a senior fellow and deputy director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research at Stanford University. Her research focuses on the economics of aging in the United States and is designed to inform economic policymaking.
Goda’s studies have examined how perceptual and behavioral biases affect retirement saving decisions and the effects of long-term care insurance on family members’ work and location decisions. Before taking on her current position, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at Harvard University. She earned her B.S. in mathematics and actuarial science from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.
- Faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and fellow of the Society of Actuaries.
- Received support for her research from the Social Security Administration, the National Institutes on Aging, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the TIAA Institute.
- Her work has appeared in a variety of leading economics journals.