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Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Laurence J. Kotlikoff is Professor of Economics at Boston University, Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow of the Econometric Society, and President of Economic Security Planning, Inc. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, and he has served as Senior Economist with the President's Council of Economic Advisers, Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Associate Professor of Economics at Yale University, and Visiting Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Professor Kotlikoff has been a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Harvard Institute for International Development, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Swedish Ministry of Finance, Norwegian Ministry of Finance, Bank of Italy, Bank of Japan, Bank of England, Government of Russia, Government of Ukraine, Government of Bolivia, Government of Bulgaria, Treasury of New Zealand, Office of Management and Budget, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Labor, Joint Committee on Taxation, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, American Council of Life Insurance, Merrill Lynch, Fidelity Investments, AT&T, AON Corp., and other major corporations. He has provided expert testimony on numerous occasions to committees of Congress including the Senate Finance Committee, House Ways and Means Committee, and Joint Economic Committee.

He is the author of nearly 200 scholarly articles in books and journals, and his own books include Spend ‘Til the End; The Healthcare Fix; The Coming Generational Storm (with Scott Burns); Generational Policy; Essays on Saving, Bequests, Altruism, and Life-Cycle Planning; Generational Accounting Around the World (edited with Alan Auerbach and Willi Leibfritz); Macroeconomics (with Alan Auerbach); Macroeconomics (with Alan Auerbach); Generational Accounting; What Determines Savings; The Wage Carrot and the Pension Stick (with David Wise); Dynamic Fiscal Policy (with Alan Auerbach); and Pensions in the American Economy (with Daniel Smith).

In addition, his popular articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, Dallas Morning News, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Forbes, Nashville Tennessean, Philadelphia Inquirer, Time, New Republic, Fortune, National Interest, Chattanooga Times, Brookings Review, Challenge, and Newsday.

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