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Deputy Director of SIEPR

Gopi Shah Goda

Deputy Director and Senior Fellow
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

Gopi Shah Goda is a Senior Fellow and the Deputy Director at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) at Stanford University.  Gopi served as a senior economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers from July 2021 to July 2022.  She is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.  As the institute's Deputy Director, Gopi works closely with the Director in developing and articulating the institute's strategic priorities while overseeing its academic programs and its operations.

Gopi’s research focuses on the well-being of individuals as they age, the sustainability of public programs serving elderly and vulnerable populations, and the broader implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on health and labor supply.  Her recent research studies examine the effects of long-term care insurance on family members’ work and location decisions, and how COVID-19 illness affects U.S. workers.  Her work has appeared in a variety of leading economics journals, and has been supported by the Social Security Administration, the National Institutes on Aging, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the TIAA Institute.

Prior to joining SIEPR, Gopi was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at Harvard University.  She earned her PhD in economics from Stanford University in 2007 and her B.S. in mathematics and actuarial science from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 2000.

Focal Areas: Health, Inequality, Money and Finance, Taxes and Public Spending, Work


PhD, Economics, Stanford University, 2007
BS, Mathematics and Actuarial Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2000


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