Paul Yakoboski


Paul Yakoboski

Senior Economist
TIAA Institute

Paul Yakoboski is a senior economist with the TIAA Institute. His research agenda focuses on financial literacy and wellness, retirement saving and investing, the retirement decision and asset management during retirement. Yakoboski also conducts research on workforce issues in the higher education and non-profit sectors.  He leads the Institute’s survey research program and is director of the Institute's Fellows Program.

Prior to joining the TIAA Institute, Yakoboski held positions as Director, Policy Research for the American Council of Life Insurers, Senior Research Associate with the Employee Benefit Research Institute and Senior Economist with the U.S. Government Accountability Office.  He previously served as Director of Research for the American Savings Education Council and was an adjunct instructor at Nazareth College. 

Yakoboski is a member of the American Economic Association and the National Academy of Social Insurance.  He also serves on the board of the Journal of Retirement, the editorial advisory board of Benefits Quarterly and the Society of Actuaries’ Committee on Post-Retirement Needs and Risks.  Yakoboski earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from the University of Rochester and his B.S. in economics from Virginia Tech. 


April 2022
How financial literacy varies among U.S. adults
February 2022
The second wave of the Healthcare Sector Financial Wellness Survey provides an updated analysis of personal finances and financial well-being among full-time employees in hospitals and healthcare systems.
April 2021
Financial well-being and literacy in the midst of a pandemic   COVID-19 has underlined the importance of possessing financial knowledge and skills—and having a financial cushion to weather the unexpected.