Maxwell School

Gary V. Engelhardt

Professor, Economics


Contact Information

314 Lyman Hall
(315) 443-2703

Office Hours:
By appointment only

Staff Support: Katherine Hills X2703

Curriculum Vitae
Gary CV

Melvin A. Eggers Economics Faculty Scholar
Faculty Associate, Aging Studies Institute


Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993


Housing markets and policies, taxation, saving behavior, pensions, Social Security, and aging


   Spring 2014

ECN 521   TuTh 9:30am - 10:50am

ECN 510   TuTh 11:00am - 12:30pm

ECN 522   TuTh 12:30 - 1:50pm


 Gary V. Engelhardt is the Melvin A. Eggers Faculty Scholar and Professor of Economics in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and a Faculty Associate in the Syracuse University Aging Studies Institute. He holds a B.A. in economics from Carleton College and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.    

Dr. Engelhardt’s specialties are in the economics of aging, household saving, pensions, Social Security, taxation, and housing markets.  His current research focuses on three areas: the impact of access to affordable housing on the health and living arrangements of the elderly, sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation; the impact of Vietnam-era military service on Social Security benefits, sponsored by the Social Security Administration; and the economic evaluation of asset-building policies such as Individual Development Accounts and children’s savings accounts.  He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in public economics, applied econometrics, and program evaluation. 

His work and commentary have been featured nationally, including in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Fox News, CNBC, MSNBC, National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, and American Public Media’s Marketplace. 


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