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Nahid Tabatabai

Research Associate

Dartmouth College

Dr. Nahid Tabatabai is a Research Associate in Economics at Dartmouth College, where she has worked since August 1998.  Dr. Tabatabai received her Ph.D. in Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts in 1991.  For ten years she was the staff person responsible for the labor and pension sections of the Health and Retirement Study.  The HRS is an NIA funded panel study with over 22,000 participants, representing all persons over 50 years of age in the United States, permitting longitudinal analysis over all interview years.  It is funded through a cooperative agreement with the University of Michigan, with a subcontract to Dartmouth supporting work on the labor and pension sections.  Together with Alan Gustman and Thomas Steinmeier, Dr. Tabatabai has published articles on pensions and other assets held by the retirement age population. Together with Gustman and Steinmeier, she has a newly published book from Harvard University Press entitled

Associated Research Projects

UM16-02: The Affordable Care Act as Retiree Health Insurance: Implications for Retirement and Social Security Claiming
UM15-07: Social Security and Pensions in Veterans’ Wealth and Retirement
UM14-01: Distributional Effects of Means Testing Social Security: An Exploratory Analysis.
UM13-07: The Social Security Windfall Elimination and Government Pension Offset Provisions for Public Employees in the Health and Retirement Study
UM12-10: Mismeasurement of Pensions Before and After Retirement: The Mystery of the Disappearing Pensions with Implications for the Importance of Social Security as a Source of Retirement Support
UM11-08: How Did the Recession of 2007-2009 Affect the Wealth and Retirement of the Near Retirement Age Population in the Health and Retirement Study?
UM11-06: The Effects of Changes in Women’s Labor Market Attachment on Redistribution Under the Social Security Benefit Formula
UM10-21: Explaining the Growth in Social Security Benefits among the Retirement Age Population
UM10-12: Financial Knowledge And Financial Literacy At The Household Level
UM09-09: How Do Pension Changes Affect Retirement Preparedness?
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