Research Professor, Population Studies Center.
Research Professor, Survey Research Center.
Ph.D., Economics, University of Washington, Seattle
Dr. Willis has made important contributions to research in labor economics and the economics of fertility and the family. He is currently conducting research on out-of-wedlock childbearing and intergenerational transfers in Asia and the United States. Dr. Willis is past Director of the Health and Retirement Study.
Sonnega, Amanda, Brooke Helppie-McFall, Peter Hudomiet, Robert Willis, and Gwenith Fisher. Forthcoming. "A Comparison of Subjective and Objective Job Demands and Fit With Personal Resources as Predictors of Retirement Timing in a National U.S. Sample." Work, Aging and Retirement.
McFall, Brooke Helppie, Marta Murray-Close, Robert Willis, and Uniko Chen. 2015. "Is It All Worth It? The Experiences of New PhDs on the Job Market, 2007-10." Journal of Economic Education, 46(1): 83-104.
Kézdi, Gábor, and Robert Willis. 2014. "Expectations, Aging and Cognitive Decline." In Discoveries in the Economics of Aging edited by Wise, David A.. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Hsu, J., and Robert Willis. 2013. "Dementia Risk and Financial Decision Making by Older Households: The Impact of Information." Journal of Human Capital, 7(4): 340-377. PMCID: PMC4267321.
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