Archive: Laura D. Quinby

older man looking frustrated to paperwork and bills

In June 2022, U.S. inflation peaked at 8.9 percent – a dramatically high level after nearly three decades of relatively stable prices.  Because inflation has been so low for so long, the risks of inflation have been generally overlooked and recent history does not offer much practical insight on its impact.  But a shock of…

Businessman and direction sign to go ahead forward

The Health and Retirement Study (HRS) is a primary source of information on retirement wealth, income, and replacement rates, but calculating these measures requires a host of methodological choices that affect the results.  Since researchers have not yet established clear best practices for dealing with the survey’s complex structure, studies using the HRS are often…