Robert I. Goldman Professor of Economics, Harvard University

David Laibson is the Robert I. Goldman Professor of Economics and an incoming Faculty Dean of Lowell House. He leads Harvard University's Foundations of Human Behavior Initiative. Laibson's research focuses on the topic of behavioral economics, with emphasis on household finance, macroeconomics, aging, and intertemporal choice. Laibson is also a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research, where he directs the National Institute of Aging Roybal Center for Behavior Change in Health and Savings, and is a Research Associate in the Aging, Asset Pricing, and Economic Fluctuations Working Groups. Laibson serves on the Board of the Russell Sage Foundation and on Harvard's Pension Investment Committee. Laibson serves on the advisory board of the Social Science Genetics Association Consortium. Laibson has served as the Chair of the Department of Economics at Harvard University and as member of the Academic Research Council of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Laibson is a recipient of a Marshall Scholarship. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a two-time recipient of the TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security. Laibson holds degrees from Harvard University (AB Economics, summa cum laude), the London School of Economic (MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD in Economics). He received his PhD in 1994 and has taught at Harvard since then. In recognition of his teaching, he has been awarded Harvard's Phi Beta Kappa Prize and a Harvard College Professorship.