Academic journal article NBER Reporter

NBER Profile: John B. Shoven

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

NBER Profile: John B. Shoven

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John B. Shoven is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs on Aging, Public Economics, and Economic Fluctuations and Growth. He is also the Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics at Stanford University and the Wallace R. Hawley Director of Stanford's Institute for Economic Policy Research. He previously served as the Dean of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford.

Shoven received his B.A. in Physics from the University of California, San Diego in 1969 and his Ph.D. in economics from Yale University in 1973. His research interests include: economic demography, Social Security and private pensions; Medicare and health insurance; corporate finance (dividend behavior, mergers and acquisitions, share repurchase); stock and bond returns; mutual funds; federal, personal, and corporate income taxation; and applied general equilibrium analysis. He is currently studying the work incentives embedded in Social Security and Medicare benefit rules, asset allocation and asset location theory, and the long-run future of pension fund saving, including public policy towards pensions. His most recent NBER Working Paper introduces alternatives to the usual years-since-birth measure of age. …

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