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Engelhardt Weighs In on Baby Boomers Aging Out of the Housing Market in Business Insider Article

Gary Engelhardt, professor of economics, expects the bulk of the boomer generation to age out of the market between 2030 and 2040. "In the next 15 years, this stuff's really going to start happening," Engelhardt says.

January 25, 2024

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Engelhardt Weighs in on Fixing Social Security in CNN Article

It’s unlikely anything will be done in the near term, in part because of the current lack of bipartisanship in Washington, says Gary Engelhardt, professor of economics.

March 13, 2023

Engelhardt Speaks with CNN About the Increase in Social Security Payments in 2023

Asked about the White House’s assertion that “President Biden’s leadership” is responsible for the increase, Gary Engelhardt, professor of economics, tells CNN: “This assertion is incorrect.”

November 4, 2022

Engelhardt Examines Impact of Aging Baby Boomer Homeowners on Housing Supply

Professor Gary Engelhardt's research on the impact the aging and eventual death of baby boomers may have on future demand and the supply of homes listed for sale by older Americans (ages 50 and older) was featured in the Mortgage Orb article, "RIHA Studies Impact of Aging Baby Boomer Homeowners on Housing Supply."

July 8, 2022

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Engelhardt Speaks to the Washington Post About the Impact of Inflation on Retirees

Professor Gary Engelhardt was quoted in the Washington Post article "Fewer hot showers, less meat: How retirees on fixed incomes are dealing with inflation." 

March 28, 2022

Engelhardt cited in Bloomberg article on missed housing payments

Fewer people surveyed at the end of last year said they feared losing their homes, which may be a result of government aid so far, says Gary Engelhardt, professor of economics. Read more in the Bloomberg article, "More Than 5% of Americans Didn’t Pay Rent, Mortgage in December." 
February 10, 2021

Engelhardt wins grant through the U.S. Social Security Administration

The $100,000 grant will support Gary V. Engelhardt, a professor of economics and faculty associate with the Aging Studies Institute, in his research into the role of housing equity as an asset for retirement planning among older Americans. Engelhardt’s project is expected to provide insights into how the Social Security Administration will be able to supplement its existing resources given expected long-term funding shortfalls.

March 6, 2020

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Engelhardt research cited in MarketWatch article on Social Security

Gary Engelhardt, professor of economics, and his co-authors found that early Social Security claiming leads to a significant increase in the number of retirees living in poverty.

September 6, 2018

Engelhardt research cited in Fiscal Times article on Social Security

Gary Engelhardt, professor of economics, and his co-authors found that the introduction of the early retirement option lowered the average age of those claiming Social Security by about a year and a half and lowered Social Security income by an average of 1.5 percent for male-headed retired households.

May 31, 2018

Engelhardt's research cited in NY Times article on retirement

Gary Engelhardt, professor of economics, and his team's research concluded that people who continued to work past retirement age enjoyed an increase in the size of their networks of family and friends of 25 percent. The social networks of retired people, on the other hand, shrank during the five-year period.

March 7, 2017

Improving With Age

The study of gerontology at Syracuse — including research done in Maxwell’s Center for Policy Research — has gotten a boost with a new Aging Studies Institute and a named professorship. Already prominent, SU’s gerontological programs are poised for growth and greater recognition.

June 1, 2012
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