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Lina Walker
Research Director, Retirement Security Project

Lina Walker is a research assistant professor at Georgetown Public Policy Institute and the research director for the Retirement Security Project, which is a joint project between the Brookings Institution and Georgetown University.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2005.  Previously, she worked at the Congressional Budget Office on issues relating to Social Security worker and disability benefits and long-term care. Her research include examining the effects of Medicaid long-term care policies on retirement saving, the motivations for inter-generational transfers, labor supply choices of persons with disabilities, and behavioral explanations for the annuity puzzle. 



Associated Research Projects
 
UM06-18:  Health Risk in Retirement and Retirement Wealth
UM03-D1:  Dissertation Research: "Elderly Households and Housing Wealth: Do They Use It or Lose It?"