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Gary V. Engelhardt

Gary V. Engelhardt

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320F Lyman Hall

Office Hours:

Wednesdays 8:00 - 9:20

Staff Support:

Katherine Hills


Gary V. Engelhardt

Professor and Director of Graduate Placement, Economics Department

Faculty Associate, Aging Studies Institute

Research Affiliate, Center for Aging and Policy Studies


Fall 2023

ECN 431 Public Economics

ECN 521 Economic Statistics

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993


Gary V. Engelhardt is 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 the COVID-19 pandemic on housing markets; the impact of population aging on housing markets; and the evaluation of field experiments in household saving and financial behavior. He is an editor of the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, and 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, Forbes, New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Yahoo News, Fox News, CNBC, MSNBC, C-SPAN, National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and American Public Media’s Marketplace.

Areas of Expertise

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

Journal Appointments

  • Member, Editorial board for the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 2009-present