Paul Yakoboski


Paul Yakoboski

Senior Economist

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. 


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.
January 2021
How will COVID-19 affect retirement patterns among senior faculty and how can institutions respond?
October 2019
Achieving and maintaining financial well-being is a goal of many individuals. Increasingly, it’s a goal employers have for their workforce, as well.