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Professor, Boston University
In 1981–82, he was a Senior Economist with the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.
From 1977 through 1983, Laurence Kotlikoff served on the faculties of economics of the University of California, Los Angeles, and Yale University.
Professor Kotlikoff has served as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Harvard Institute for International Development, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Swedish Ministry of Finance, the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, the Bank of Italy, the Bank of Japan, the Bank of England, the Government of Russia, the Government of Ukraine, the Government of Bolivia, the Government of Bulgaria, the Treasury of New Zealand, the Office of Management and Budget, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Joint Committee on Taxation, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the American Council of Life Insurance, Merrill Lynch, Fidelity Investments, AT&T, AON Corp., and other major U.S. corporations.
He has provided expert testimony on numerous occasions to committees of Congress including the Senate Finance Committee, the House Ways and Means Committee, and the Joint Economic Committee.
Laurence Kotlikoff is the author of reviews in such publications as The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Forbes, Vox, The Economist as well as on the website Yahoo.com and The Huffington Post.
He is the author and coauthor of 16 books and hundreds of professional journal articles. His most recent books are The Clash of Generations (co-authored with Scott Burns, MIT Press), The Economic Consequences of the Vickers Commission (Civitas), Jimmy Stewart is Dead (John Wiley and Sons), Spend ‘Til the End (co-authored with Scott Burns, Simon & Schuster), The Healthcare Fix (MIT Press) and Generational Policy (Cairoli Lectures).
His research and articles cover such topics as financial reform, private finance, taxes, social insurance, public health, deficits, generation gap, pensions, savings and insurance.
Laurence Kotlikoff currently serves as professor of economics at Boston University and is 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 and President of Economic Security Planning Inc., a company specializing in financial planning software.