Timothy M. Smeeding
Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics
the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Institute for Research on Poverty
Tim Smeeding is the Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and director of the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP). He is the founder and director emeritus of the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS), which he began in 1983. He was awarded an honorary degree by Stockholm University for his work with the LIS in September 2008. His recent work in aging has involved three Journal of Gerontology articles (2007, 2008, 2009) on measuring well being amongst the elderly, including poverty, inequality, and wealth status; and a Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (2009) paper on asset poverty across and within nations. His recent work also has been on inequality, wealth, and poverty amongst elders, children and young unmarried families, including the children of immigrants in a cross-national context.
Dr. Smeeding earned a B.A. at Canisius College, an M.A. at the University of Connecticut, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in economics at the University of Wisconsin.