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Researcher Detail

David Weir
Research Professor and Director, Health and Retirement Study
University of Michigan

David R. Weir (Ph.D. in Economics, Stanford University, 1983; A.B. in History, University of Michigan, 1976) is Research Professor in the Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan. He is the Principal Investigator for the Health and Retirement Study, a longitudinal survey of over 22,000 persons over age 50 in the United States, which is supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA).  Prior to joining ISR, he was Research Associate in the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago and Associate Professor of Economics at Yale University.



Associated Research Projects
 
UM12-11:  Personality Traits and Economic Preparation for Retirement
UM11-09:  Personality and Response to the Financial Crisis
UM10-13:  Personality, Lifetime Earnings, and Retirement Wealth
UM08-Q1:  Pension Plan Documents from Government Sources
UM07-06:  Extra Help: Take-up of the Social Security Administration’s Low-Income Subsidy Program for Part D of Medicare in 2006.
UM00-09:  Families, Markets and Social Insurance
UM99-05:  The Impact of Widowhood on the Economic Status of Women