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Researcher Detail

Robert J. Willis
Professor of Economics
University of Michigan

Robert J. Willis, is Professor of Economics and Research Professor in the Survey Research Center and the Population Studies Center of the Institute for Social Research. He is the past Director 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). Professor Willis received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1971. He joined the University of Michigan in 1995, and holds joint appointments with the Survey Research Center and the Population Studies Center at the Institute for Social Research. Before coming to Michigan, Professor Willis held appointments at the University of Chicago, SUNY at Stony Brook, and Stanford University. He has served on a number of advisory boards including, currently, the Census Advisory Board, the Board of Visitors of the Rockefeller Center for the Social Sciences at Dartmouth College.



Associated Research Projects
 
UM15-01:  Changing Work Demands and Compositional Changes in Occupations: Effects on Expected Retirement
UM10-08:  Cognitive Function and Financial Knowledge: A Human Capital Approach
UM08-07:  Early Social Security Claiming and Cognitive Resources
UM07-04:  Managing the Risk of Life
UM06-09:  Probabilistic Thinking and Early Social Security Claiming
UM05-07:  Secure Data Environment and Development of Remote Data Access Facilities
UM04-11:  Secure Data Environment and Development of Remote Data Access Facilities
UM02-04:  Subjective Probability Distributions and the Decision to Save
UM00-09:  Families, Markets and Social Insurance
UM00-04:  Implications of Cognitive and Physical Impairment for Management of Financial Resources Including Individual Accounts
UM99-05:  The Impact of Widowhood on the Economic Status of Women