Paul J. Yakoboski

Senior Economist | TIAA Institute


Paul Yakoboski is a senior economist with the TIAA Institute where he is responsible for research on lifetime financial security, including topics related to defined contribution plan design, individual saving and investment decisionmaking, financial literacy and capability, and asset management during retirement, as well as research on workforce issues in the higher education and non-profit sectors. He also develops and organizes Institute symposia in these areas. Yakoboski is director of the Institutes Fellows Program and editor of the Trends and Issues publication series.

Prior to joining the TIAA Institute, Yakoboski held positions as Director, Policy Research for the American Council of Life Insurers, Senior Research Associate with the Employee Benefit Research Institute and Senior Economist with the U.S. Government Accountability Office. He previously served as Director of Research for the American Savings Education Council and was an adjunct instructor at Nazareth College.

Yakoboski is a member of the American Economic Association and the National Academy of Social Insurance. He also serves on the board of the Journal of Retirement, the editorial advisory board of Benefits Quarterly, the research committee of the Insured Retirement Institute and the Society of Actuaries’ Committee on Post-Retirement Needs and Risks. Yakoboski earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from the University of Rochester and his B.S. in economics from Virginia Tech.