Curriculum Vita

September 2008

Thad W. Mirer

Ph.D., Yale University (Economics), June 1971
M.Phil., Yale University (Economics), December 1969
A.B., Princeton University (Politics), June 1967
Current and Previous Positions
Associate Professor Emeritus, University at Albany SUNY (September 2008 )

Associate Professor, University at Albany SUNY (September 1979 - August 2008)

Assistant Professor, University at Albany SUNY (September 1973 - August 1979)

Visiting Assistant Professor, The University of Wisconsin (Madison) (Fall 1972)

Institute Research Associate, Institute for Research on Poverty, The University of Wisconsin (August 1971 - August 1973)

Teaching Fields
Economic Statistics and Econometrics, Public Finance, Public Policy
Research Interests
Public Finance, Life-Cycle Behavior, Income Distribution

Economic Statistics and Econometrics. First edition: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1983; Second edition: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1988; Maxwell Macmillan International Edition, 1990; Third edition: Prentice Hall, 1995.
Refereed Journals:
"The Optimal Time to File for Social Security Benefits," Public Finance Review, 26 (November 1998), 611-636.

"The Dissaving of Annuity Wealth and Marketable Wealth in Retirement," Review of Income and Wealth, 40 (March 1994), 87-97.

"Life-Cycle Valuation of Social Security and Pension Wealth", Journal of Public Economics, 48 (August 1992), 377-384.

"Life-Cycle Saving and Dissaving in Retirement", Economics Letters, 23 (1987), 163-165.

"The Dissaving Behavior of the Retired Aged", Southern Economic Journal, 46 (April 1980), 1197-1205. [Reprinted in John Creedy, ed., The Economics of Ageing, International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, vol. 51, Edward Elgar Publishing Company, 1995.]

"A Note on Positively Sloped IS Curves", with Jack E. Gelfand, The American Economist, 23 (Fall 1979), 73-76.

"The Utilization of Earning Capacity", Review of Economics and Statistics, 61 (August 1979), 466-469.

"The Wealth-Age Relation Among the Aged", American Economic Review, 69 (June 1979), 435-443.

"The Distributive Impact on Purchasing Power of Inflation During Price Controls", The Quarterly Review of Economics and Business, 15 (Summer 1975), 93-96.

"Combining Microsimulation and Regression: Comment", with Jon K. Peck, Econometrica, 43 (May 1975), 523-528.

"The Simple Act of Voting", with Stanley Kelley, Jr., American Political Science Review, 68 (June 1974), 572-591.

"The Effects of Macroeconomic Fluctuations on the Distribution of Income", Review of Income and Wealth, 19 (December 1973), 384- 405.

"The Distributional Impact of the 1970 Recession", Review of Economics and Statistics, 60 (May 1973), 214-224.
"Economic Security Issues", in Aging: Issues and Policies for the Eighties, Ted Tedrick, ed. (New York: Praeger, 1985), 15-24.

"Comment" (on "The Perpetuation of Wealth: A Simulation Model", by Michael P. Allen), in Modeling the Distribution and Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth, (National Bureau of Economic Research, Studies in Income and Wealth, volume 46), James D. Smith, ed. (Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1980), 155-157.

"Inflation and the Distribution of Income", Acta Monetaria 1 (Frankfurt: 1977), 59-72.

"Implications of Welfare Reform for State-Local Fiscal Relations", in State Aids for Human Services in a Federal System, Selma J. Mushkin, ed. (Washington: Georgetown University, 1974), 193-210.

"Earnings Supplementation Plans for `Working Poor' Families: An Evaluation of Alternatives", with Robert H. Haveman and Irene Lurie, in Benefit-Cost and Policy Analysis 1973, R. Haveman, et. al., eds. (Chicago: Aldine, 1974), 291-318.

"Aspects of the Variability of Family Income", in Five Thousand American Families - Patterns of Economic Progress, Vol. II, J. Morgan, ed. (Ann Arbor: Survey Research Center, 1974), 201-212. [Reprinted in Improving Measures of Economic Well-Being, Marilyn Moon and Eugene Smolensky, eds, (New York: Academic Press, 1977).]

"Price Controls and Income Redistribution in an Expanding Economy", with Robert H. Haveman; U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee, Price and Wage Control: An Evaluation of Current Policies, Part 2, 1972, 302-313.

"Alternative Approaches to Integrating Income Transfer Programs", U.S. Congress, Joint Economic Committee, Subcommittee on Fiscal Policy, Studies in Public Welfare, No. 4, December 1972, 79-91. [Revised version appears in Integrating Income Maintenance Programs, Irene Lurie, ed. (New York: Academic Press, 1975).]

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