Karolos Arapakis is a research economist at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. His research interests include public, health, and computational economics. Before joining the center, he worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He holds a Ph.D. and an MSc from University College London, and a BSc from the University of Ioannina.
Jean-Pierre Aubry is the associate director of state and local research. He oversees and conducts research and data collection, develops new analytic techniques for evaluating retirement benefits, and secures funding support. Aubry is recognized as a leading expert on public pensions and has presented to professional and academic groups such as the Municipal Analysts Group of New York, Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s, and the National Bureau of Economic Research. He received his B.A. in economics and psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.S. in finance from Boston College.
Anqi (Angie) Chen is a research economist and the assistant director of savings research. Her research interests include household finance, demographic changes, labor market outcomes, and social insurance. Her aim is to understand public and private solutions to help improve how households accumulate and manage their savings. She holds a B.A. in economics from the University of California, San Diego, an M.S. in applied economics from Boston College, and her M.B.A. from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.
Siyan Liu is a research economist at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Her research interests are in the financial well-being of older workers, retirement preparedness, and public pension plans. Before joining the center, Liu earned a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in the field of labor economics. She holds a M.A. in economics from Vanderbilt University and a B.B.A. from the University of Hong Kong.
Laura D. Quinby
Laura D. Quinby is a senior research economist. She conducts research on state and locally administered retirement programs – including pensions, disability and retiree health insurance, Medicaid, and state initiatives to expand private-sector coverage – as well as Social Security. Quinby earned a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University in the fields of labor economics and public finance. Her work appears in academic journals, such as the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management and the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, as well as issue briefs that are widely cited by policymakers and the media.
Gal Wettstein is a senior research economist at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. He conducts research on labor market outcomes for older workers, health insurance markets and coverage, retirement decisions, and savings. Before joining the Center, he earned a doctorate in economics from Harvard University in the fields of health economics, labor economics, and public finance.
Yimeng Yin is a research economist at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. His research interests include public pensions, retirement security, social insurance, and economic forecasting. He has conducted a wide range of research projects on funding risks and risk-sharing policies of state and local government pension plans and presented to policy and academic audiences. Before joining the center, he worked as a economic researcher at the Center for Policy Research at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany, SUNY, research analyst at the Rockefeller Institute of Government, and assistant researcher at the Center for Human and Economic Development Studies at Peking University, Beijing. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University at Albany, a M.A. in economics from Peking University, and a B.A in economics from Peking University.