Gopi Shah Goda

Senior Research Scholar
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building
366 Galvez Street Room 221
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: (650) 736-0480
Fax: (650) 723-8611

Fields of Interest

Public Finance, Health Economics, Applied Microeconomics,Labor Economics, Economic Demography, Actuarial Science


Gopi Shah Goda is a senior research scholar at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) at Stanford University. She completed her PhD in economics at Stanford University in 2007. She is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. Prior to joining SIEPR, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at Harvard University. Her recent research studies include an examination of retirement savings behavior in response to financial education interventions designed to educate employees about the relationship between current retirement contributions and future retirement income; the role of default options in the choice between retirement plans; and an analysis of several hypotheses that seek to explain low rates of long-term care insurance coverage by seniors, among other topics in public finance and the economics of aging. Her work has appeared in a variety of leading economics journals, and has been supported by the Social Security Administration and the National Institutes on Aging.

Publications   View All Publications


October 2014 - Working Longer 2014 - SIEPR
October 2013 - Conference on Retirement - SIEPR
October 27, 2009 - Graduate Colloquium with Gopi Shah Goda, 10/27/09 - SIEPR Conference Room B