Paul Yakoboski

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Paul Yakoboski

Senior Economist
TIAA Institute

Paul Yakoboski is a Senior Economist at the TIAA Institute, where he is responsible for research on lifetime financial security, including topics related to defined contribution plan design, individual saving and investment decision making, financial literacy and capability, and asset management during retirement. He also oversees research on workforce issues in the higher education and nonprofit sectors and develops and organizes Institute symposia in these areas. Yakoboski is director of the Institute's Fellows Program and editor of the Trends and Issues publication series.

Before joining the TIAA Institute, Yakoboski held positions as Director of 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, the research committee of the Insured Retirement Institute 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

September 2015
Near-retirees typically share the same top financial priorities for retirement—all of which are consistent with annuitization. So is there a disconnect between priorities and intentions among those likely to not annuitize?
September 2015
Since annuitants and non-annuitants share the same top financial priorities—each of which is addressed by annuitization—why do some retirees choose to annuitize while others do not?  
April 2016
Hispanics are a distinctive demographic that is younger than the general population, changing rapidly and marked by a unique set of challenges. Moreover, by 2065 they are expected to make up nearly a quarter of the nation’s population.