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Robert Willis - Honors, Media, and Features

Features

Retirement response of older workers to job computerization

Michigan Retirement Research Center focuses on Social Security policy

Family behavior and economic development

In the News

Sonnega, McFall and Willis examine Americans' job changes after age 55

McFall, Sonnega, Willis, and Hudomiet link job characteristics and retirement decisions

Brooke McFall, Amanda Sonnega, Robert Willis, and Peter Hudomiet examine compositional changes in jobs held by older workers

Willis finds those who stay on the job after age 60 stay sharper than early retirees

Susann Rohwedder and Robert Willis find those who stay on the job after age 60 stay sharper than early retireess

Richard Hodes, Ronald Lee, Robert Willis and Susann Rohwedder cited on how increasing life span impacts retirement

Willis and Rohwedder's report on retirement and cognition cited in NYT

Work by Susann Rohwedder and Robert Willis on retirement and cognition cited in NYT

Willis and Hsu find dementia impacts financial decision making among Americans over 50

Willis (Michigan) and Joanne Hsu find dementia impacts financial decision making among Americans over 50

Willis finds handing over family finances to husbands weak in numeracy skills is costly

Willis and colleagues find link between numeracy skills and family wealth

Willis discusses link between retirement and memory

Willis notes importance of comparable datasets to study of elderly cognition worldwide

Weir, Ofstedal, Willis et al. find one in three over 70 has memory loss

Honors & Awards

Bob Willis awarded 2015 Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Labor Economics

Robert Willis receives 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award, U Washington's Dept. of Economics

Bob Willis given Distinguished Alumni Award, Dept. of Economics, Univ. of Washington, 2009

Robert Willis elected President, Society of Labor Economists

Robert Willis receives Mindel Sheps Award

Announcements

Willis on job complexity and "mental retirement": Sept 29, 12-1pm, 6080 ISR