Lee Lockwood is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Northwestern University Department of Economics and Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). His main research fields are public finance and labor economics, with a special interest in the effects of government social insurance programs on behavior and welfare.
Professor Lockwood holds a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago and a BS in industrial engineering and economics from Northwestern. Before joining Northwestern as an assistant professor, he held a post-doctoral fellowship in Health and Aging at the NBER in Cambridge, MA. He is spending the 2016-17 academic year on sabbatical from Northwestern as a Visiting Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.