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

April 2021
The 2021 TIAA Institute-GFLEC Personal Finance Index   COVID-19 has underlined the importance of possessing financial knowledge and skills—and having a financial cushion to weather the unexpected.
March 2021
As colleges and universities search for viable paths to continue operating in the face of COVID-19, higher education employees have been affected in many ways, including financial.
March 2021
Since the onset of COVID-19, 22% of the full-time higher education workforce have become less confident that they will have enough money to live comfortably throughout retirement. At the same time, 9% have become more confident.