Laurence Kotlikoff is a William Fairfield Warren Professor at Boston University, where he teaches economics; a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences; a Fellow of the Econometric Society; a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research; and president of Economic Security Planning Inc., a company that specializes in financial planning software. An active columnist, Kotlikoff’s columns and blog posts have appeared in the Financial Times, Bloomberg publications, Forbes, the Economist, and the Huffington Post. Kotlikoff received his BA in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and his PhD in economics from Harvard University. From 1977 through 1983 he served on the faculties of economics at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Yale University.
In 1981–82 he was a senior economist with the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. Kotlikoff is author or coauthor of 16 books and hundreds of articles in professional journals. His most recent books are The Clash of Generations (coauthored with Scott Burns), The Economic Consequences of the Vickers Commission, Jimmy Stewart Is Dead, Spend ’Til the End (coauthored with Scott Burns), The Healthcare Fix, The Coming Generational Storm (coauthored with Scott Burns), and Generational Policy. Kotlikoff’s writing and research address financial reform, personal finance, taxes, Social Security, health care, deficits, generational accounting, pensions, saving, and insurance.