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, Yahoo.com, Huffington Post and other major publications.

Laurence's Recent Stories

Economy Oct 28

When Social Security’s advisers get it wrong

You can't always trust advice over the phone from Social Security's advisers. Ask to speak to a technical expert, advises Larry Kotlikoff, to be sure you're getting the correct information. Photo courtesy of JC Kole.

Economy Oct 28

When Social Security’s Advisers Get It Wrong

By Larry Kotlikoff You can't always trust advice over the phone from Social Security's advisers. Ask to speak to a technical expert, advises Larry Kotlikoff, to be sure you're getting the correct information. Photo courtesy of JC Kole. Larry…

Economy Oct 21

Collecting on Your Ex’s Social Security: When and How?

By Larry Kotlikoff Even if you've been divorced for years, you may still benefit from a divorcée spousal benefit from your ex's work record. Social Security expert Larry Kotlikoff explains when and how to cross that path. Photo courtesy of…

Economy Oct 07

Survivor and Spousal Benefits: How Much? And When?

By Larry Kotlikoff Maximizing spousal and survivor benefits is a matter of careful timing. Photo by Siri Stafford/Getty Images Larry Kotlikoff's Social Security original 34 "secrets", his additional secrets, his Social Security "mistakes" and his Social…

Economy Oct 07

Ending the health care standoff the right way?

Opponents of the Affordable Care Act protest the Supreme Court's June 2012 decision upholding the law. Shutting down the government isn't the right way to ditch the law, Larry Kotlikoff and Vikram Mansharamani argue: it's time to draft legislation from…

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