Lindsay Jacobs

University of Wisconsin–Madison


I am an Assistant Professor in the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. My research is in labor economics, especially the later-life interactions among health, occupation, savings, and labor supply decisions.


Current Research

“Occupations and Work at Older Ages: Varied Responses to Policy” (paper)

“Changes in New Disability Awards: Understanding Trends and Looking Ahead” (paper)

“Labor Force Transitions at Older Ages: Burnout, Recovery, and Reverse Retirement” with Suphanit Piyapromdee (paper)

“Occupations, Retirement, and the Value of Disability Insurance” Journal of Public Economics, Volume 225, September 2023. (link to paper)

“Wealth Concentration in the U.S. Using an Expanded Measure of Net Worth” with Alice Henriques Volz, Elizabeth Llanes, Kevin Moore, and Jeff Thompson. Oxford Economic Papers, Volume 74, Issue 3, July 2022. (working paper version)


PA 380: Analytic Tools for Public Policy (Spring 2021 Syllabus)
PA 880: Microeconomics for Public Policy (Fall 2020 Syllabus)
PA 974: Aging and Public Policy (Spring 2020 Syllabus)