Research Professor, Survey Research Center.
Research Scientist, Economics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
Dr. Laitner is Director of the University of Michigan Retirement Research Center. His research falls primarily in the area of economic theory, in particular, factors influencing long-run growth and the distribution of wealth. He also studies Social Security solvency issues and reform options.
Select Aging Publications
Laitner, John, and Amanda Sonnega. 2013. "Economic Theories of Retirement." In The Oxford Handbook of Retirement edited by Wang, Mo. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Laitner, John, Keiichiro Matsushita, and Noriko Nishimura. 2013. "Technological Progress and the Wage Growth of Older Japanese Workers." The Review of Socionetwork Strategies, 7(2): 65-83.
Laitner, John, and Daniel Silverman. 2012. "Consumption, retirement and social security: Evaluating the efficiency of reform that encourages longer careers." Journal of Public Economics, 96(7-8): 615-634.
Burkhauser, R., A. Gustman, John Laitner, O. Mitchell, and Amanda Sonnega. 2009. "Social Security Research at the Michigan Retirement Research Center." Social security bulletin, 69(4): 51-64.
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