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Bob Schoeni

Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Professor of Economics; Research Professor, Survey Research Center; Research Professor, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research

Dr. Schoeni is Professor of Economics and Public Policy and Co-Investigator of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, a national panel survey of families assessing issues of poverty, income, family formation, wealth, and health since 1968. His teaching and research interests include program evaluation, welfare policy, economics and demographics of aging, labor economics, and immigration. He worked previously at RAND, where he was Associate Director of the Labor and Population Program. Professor Schoeni also served as Senior Economist to the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in Washington, DC.

Recent studies include the investigation of changes in old-age health status and disability, the effects of social and economic factors on health status, intergenerational transfers, and economic inequality.

Ph.D. University of Michigan; M.A. Miami University; B.A. Bowling Green State University