Dave KnappResearch Scientist (Economist)
I am a labor economist at the Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) at the University of Southern California (cesr.usc.edu). My research interests span a wide range of areas related to lifecycle decisionmaking including worker retention and retirement, retirement incentives in pensions, and aging and long-term care transitions. Within these areas, I focus on the relationship between policy design and choices of individuals or households. I have used a range of methods, including quasi-experimental approaches and structural models in my studies. Prior to CESR, I was an economist at the RAND Corporation where I also worked on recruiting and other personnel issues related to the U.S. military and federal civilian workforce. I received my Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan in 2014 and completed my undergraduate studies at the Ohio State University.