Matthew D. Shapiro

Matthew D. Shapiro

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.
Lawrence R. Klein Collegiate Professor, Economics.
Research Professor, Survey Research Center.
Professor, Economics.
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Shapiro's research interests include investment and capital utilization, business-cycle fluctuations, consumption and saving, financial markets, fiscal policy, monetary policy, time-series econometrics, economics of aging, economic measurement, and survey methodology. Among his current research interests are modeling saving, retirement, health, insurance, and portfolio choices of older Americans; using surveys to address questions in macroeconomics and individual decisionmaking; modeling how changes in tax policy affect consumption, investment, employment, and output; improving the quality of national economic statistics; and using naturally-occurring data such as account records and social media to measure and understand economic activity.

Select Aging Publications

Kimball, Miles, Claudia R. Sahm, and Matthew D. Shapiro. 2008. "Imputing Risk Tolerance from Survey Responses." Journal of the American Statistical Association, 103(483): 1028-1038. PMCID: PMC2856097.

Shapiro, M. D. 2001. "Measuring the Value of Cataract Surgery, with Irving Shapiro and David W. Wilcox." In Medical Care Output and Productivity edited by David M. Cutler and Ernst R. Berndt. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Shapiro, M. D. 2000. "Social Security Reform and National Saving in an Era of Budget Surpluses: Comment." Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2000(2): 1-71.

Barsky, Bob, Miles Kimball, and Matthew D. Shapiro. 1993. "An Experimental Approach to Preference Parameters and Behavioral Heterogeneity in the Health and Retirement Study." AHEAD/HRS Report No. 94-019. 12 1993.