Arie Kapteyn

Expert on aging and economics, and public opinion polling

Professor of Economics

Executive Director, USC Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research

USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences


  • public opinion polling
  • oversees the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Daybreak Poll
  • oversees the Understanding America Survey
  • aging and economic decision making
  • economic well-being of the elderly, including consumption and savings, pensions and Social Security, disability and portfolio choice
  • health and economic determinants of retirement in the U.S. and Western Europe
  • new technology to improve data collection

Additional Information

  • Fellow of the Econometric Society
  • Recipient of the Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion
  • Corresponding member of the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences

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