Robert F. Schoeni

Research Professor, SRC-PSID
Research Professor, PSC
Professor, Economics
Professor, Ford School Of Public Policy
Robert F. Schoeni


Bob Schoeni is Professor of Economics and Public Policy and former Co-Director of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, a national panel survey of families assessing issues of poverty, income, family formation, wealth, and health since 1968. He is also a Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research and directs a MiCDA (Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging) network on TRENDS in disability.

Dr. Schoeni earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in Economics from Miami University, and a B.A. in Economics from Bowling Green State University. He worked previously at RAND, where he was Associate Director of the Labor and Population Program. Professor Schoeni also served as Senior Economist to the President's Council of Economic Advisers in Washington, DC.

Dr. Schoeni studies labor economics, socioeconomic disparities in health, immigration, the family, economic and demographic aspects of aging, poverty, and welfare policy. Recent studies include the investigation of changes in old-age health status and disability, the effects of welfare reform on various outcomes, the economic consequences of workplace injuries, and poverty among older women. He is the author of two books on economic policy.