Faculty Research Associate — Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Assistant Professor of Economics
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Day was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI where he developed an early interest in economics while attending high school. He left in 1999 to attend the University of Chicago where he completed his undergraduate studies and received an MA in economics in 2004. After completing his studies there, he moved to California and received his Ph.D in economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008.
Day enjoys how economics combines mathematical and statistical analyses to analyze policy relevant questions. He is a public finance economist with research focusing on social security and income taxation. In his research on social security, he has worked with coauthors to analyze how social security annuity payments and lump-sum retirement benefits affect individuals' retirement decisions. This research on retirement led to further work to examine the literature on individuals' labor supply responses to wage changes and gain some general insights for macroeconomic models. In a current project, Day and a coauthor are working to examine how increasing the Early Retirement Age affects individuals’ retirement decisions and firms' hiring decisions. In his spare time, he enjoys working out, reading and a variety of outdoor activities.