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Gary V. Engelhardt

Gary V. Engelhardt

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320F Lyman Hall

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Tuesdays 8:30 am - 9:30 am

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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


  • 2024 Spring
    • ECN 522 Econometric Methods
  • 2023 Fall
    • ECN 521 Economic Statistics
    • ECN 431 Public Economics
  • 2022 Fall
    • ECN 521 Economic Statistics
    • ECN 431 Public Economics

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 Articles
    • Engelhardt, G. V., Eriksen, M. D., "Homeownership in Old Age and at the End of Life." Economics Letters, 2022.
    • Engelhardt, G. V., Purcell, P. J., "The Minimum Wage and Annual Earnings Inequality." Economics Letters, 2021.
    • Engelhardt, G. V., "The Minimum Wage and DI Claims." Economics Letters, 2020.
    • Engelhardt, G. V., Eriksen, M. D. and Stanley, N. G., "The Impact of Employment on Parental Co-Residence." Real Estate Economics, 2019.
  • Housing-Market Reports
    • Engelhardt, G. V., "The Silver Tsunami: Population Aging and the Housing Market." In Institute for Housing America Special Report, Mortgage Bankers Association. , 2022.
    • Engelhardt, G. V., Eriksen, M. D., "Housing-Related Financial Distress During the Pandemic." In Research Institute for Housing America Special Report, Mortgage Bankers Association. , 2020.

Journal Appointments

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

Presentations and Events

U.S. Department of Labor, Policy Briefing for Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, "Not Just the Bottom Line: New Strategies for Inclusive Prosperity" (March 18, 2015)

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Small Business, Testimony at the Hearing, "The Housing Crisis: Identifying Tax Incentives to Stimulate the Economy" (June 5, 2008)

Honors and Accolades

Eggers Faculty Scholar, Syracuse University (2011 - 2018)

TIAA-CREF Institute Fellow (2005 - 2015)

Prize for Best Paper on Senior Housing, American Real Estate Society (2014)

Homer Hoyt Institute, Weimer School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate and Land Economics, Fellow (2012)

Employee Benefit Research Institute Fellow (2005)