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Laurence Kotlikoff


Associate, US

Laurence Kotlikoff is a William Fairfield Warren Professor at Boston University, a Professor of Economics at Boston University, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, President of Economic Security Planning, Inc., a company specializing in financial planning software, a Research Associate of the Gaidar Institute, and a Research Fellow of the Goodman Institute. His website is

From 1977 through 1983, Laurence served on the faculties of economics of the University of California, Los Angeles and Yale University. In 1981-82 he was a Senior Economist with the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. He has served as a consultant to many bodies, in the US and abroad, including the Federal Reserve, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Harvard Institute for International Development, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and numerous finance ministries, central banks, and companies. In 2016, Kotlikoff ran for President as a registered write-in candidate.

Professor Kotlikoff’s writings and research address personal finance, inequality, taxation, Social Security, climate change, investing, healthcare, deficits, and insurance. Kotlikoff is author or co-author of 20 books (his most recent is Money Magic), hundreds of professional journal articles, and a multitude of op eds and blogs.

Kotlikoff’s company markets economics-based financial planning software, including,, and

Professor Kotlikoff holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.


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