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Eric French

Professor, University College London; Sr. Economist, Research Advisor, Fed. Reserve Bank, Chicago

University College London / Institute for Fiscal Studies, London

Eric French is a Professor at University College London and is also a Senior Economist and co-director of ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy, Institute for Fiscal Studies. Dr. French received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999. His research interests include a variety of topics in labor economics, health economics and econometrics. Dr. French has worked extensively with the HRS and AHEAD data sets. Recent applications include: estimating the cross-sectional distribution and time series dynamics of medical expenditures; analyzing how Social Security, Medicare and employer-provided health insurance affect saving and retirement; and studying the saving behavior of the very old. Dr. French has also studied the evolution of labor supply and assets over the entire life cycle, the effects of the minimum wage, and the joint determination of wages and hours of work. His work has been published in Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy, the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy,and the Review of Economic Studies.

Associated Research Projects

UM17-15: Intergenerational transfers, wealth accumulation and inequality
UM17-02: Cognition, Health, Employment, and Wages Near Retirement in England
UM16-16: The Effects of Health on the Labor Supply of Older Workers
UM15-15: Retirement Savings in the US and England: How Important is Housing?
UM15-11: The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on the Labor Supply, Savings, and Social Security of Older Americans
UM14-05: The Determinants of Household Savings for Couples During Retirement.
UM12-12: The Costs and Benefits of Medicaid in Old Age
UM10-16: Bequest Motives and Asset Decumulation at the End of Life
UM07-13: The Effects of Health Insurance and Self-Insurance on Retirement Behavior.
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