Gopi Shah Goda

Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

As of latest THP publication:

Gopi Shah Goda is a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and Professor of Economics (by courtesy) at Stanford University, a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.  From July 2021 to July 2022, Gopi served as a senior economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers.  She also served as SIEPR’s Deputy Director from September 2016 to July 2021.

Gopi conducts research that informs how policy can best serve aging populations.  She studies the sustainability of public programs serving the elderly, how individuals make healthcare, saving and retirement decisions as they age, and the broader implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on health, labor supply and entitlement programs.  Her recent research examines the effects of long-term care insurance on family members’ work and location decisions, and how COVID-19 illness affects U.S. workers.  Her work has appeared in a variety of leading economics journals, and has been supported by the Social Security Administration, the National Institutes on Aging, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the TIAA Institute.