Lucie Schmidt

Williams College

Lucie Schmidt (PhD, Economics, University of Michigan) is the John J. Gibson professor of economics at Williams College, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a co-editor of the Review of the Economics of the Household. She is an empirical microeconomist working in the fields of labor and health economics and the economics of the family. Dr. Schmidt has worked extensively on social safety net programs in the United States with a particular focus on programs for individuals with disabilities. Her other research areas include retirement security and the economics of marriage and fertility decisions. She has received grants from the National Institute of Child Health and Development, the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the Social Security Administration-funded Retirement and Disability Research Centers at the University of Michigan and the National Bureau of Economic Research. Dr. Schmidt’s work has been published in the  Journal of Human Resources, the  Journal of Public Economics, the  Journal of Health Economics, the  American Journal of Health Economics, the Social Security Bulletin, the Journal of Disability Policy Studies, and Demography, among others. Dr. Schmidt co-facilitated the discussion of the “Youth Transition” presentation at Lessons Learned from SSA Demonstrations: A State of the Science Meeting.

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