Laurence Kotlikoff

About Laurence

Laurence Kotlikoff is a William Fairfield Warren Professor at Boston University, a Professor of Economics at Boston University, 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, President of Economic Security Planning, Inc., a company specializing in financial planning software, and the Director of the Fiscal Analysis Center. Kotlikoff's columns and blogs have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, the Boston Globe, Bloomberg, Forbes, Vox, The Economist,, Huffington Post and other major publications.

Laurence's Recent Stories

Economy Jan 06

Why Many Widows Lose Nothing from Taking Survivor Benefits Early

For many widow(er)s, there’s no advantage to delaying the collection of survivor benefits from a deceased spouse who collected retirement benefits early. Photo by Purestock via Getty Images. Larry Kotlikoff’s Social Security original 34 “secrets”, his additional…

Economy Dec 30

Is Social Security Contributing to the Deficit?

By Larry Kotlikoff Social Security is contributing to the deficit, says Larry Kotlikoff; it's just not showing up where readers may have been looking. Photo courtesy of William Thomas Cain/Getty Images. Larry Kotlikoff's Social Security original 34 "secrets", his…

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