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Brigitte Madrian is the
Aetna Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Management at the
Harvard Kennedy School. Before coming to Harvard in 2006, she was
on the Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School
(2003-2006), the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
(1995-2003) and the Harvard University Economics Department
(1993-1995). She is also a research associate and co-director of
the Household Finance working group at the National Bureau of
Economic Research, and co-editor of the Journal of Human Resources.
Dr. Madrian's current research focuses on household saving and investment behavior. Her work in this area has impacted the design of employer-sponsored savings plans in the U.S. and has influenced pension reform legislation both in the U.S. and abroad. She has also examined the impact of health insurance on the job choice and retirement decisions of employees and the hiring decisions of firms.
Dr. Madrian received her Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and studied economics as an undergraduate at Brigham Young University. She is the recipient of the National Academy of Social Insurance Dissertation Prize (first place, 1994) and a two-time recipient of the TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award for Scholarly Research on Lifelong Financial Security (2002 and 2011).
For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the Harvard Kennedy School Research Report Online.