Economics Faculty Directory

Matthew Rutledge

Associate Professor of the Practice




Matthew S. Rutledge is an associate professor of the practice in the Boston College Department of Economics, where he teaches courses in statistics, microeconomic theory, and the public policy of aging.  He is also an affiliated researcher at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, where he conducts research on labor market outcomes for older workers, Social Security claiming behavior, disability insurance application, pension coverage, retirement saving, retirement expectations, employer demand for older workers, unemployment insurance, and health insurance coverage.  He has also worked for the Economic Research Initiative on the Uninsured and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.  He earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston College, and a doctorate in economics from the University of Michigan in the fields of health economics, labor economics, and public finance.

Working Papers

Working Paper 1037. Matthew S. Rutledge (Boston College), Geoffrey Sanzenbacher (Boston College), Fancis M. Vitagliano (Center for Retirement Research at Boston College) , "How does Student Debt affect Early-Career Retirement Saving?" (07/2021; PDF)