Kevin E. Cahill, PhD
Kevin E. Cahill is a research economist with the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College. His current projects examine patterns of labor force withdrawal, including bridge job employment and re-entry, retirement income, occupational changes later in life, and the role of employer-provided pensions in the retirement decisions of older workers. Previously, he was a Manager at Analysis Group and the Associate Director for Research at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. He has consulted in a variety of industries including health care, pharmaceuticals, and banking and has testified in court as an expert witness. His most recent casework included an assessment of age discrimination claims within cash balance pension plans, an assessment of competition in the pharmacy benefit management sector, and an evaluation of the impact of mandatory generic switching on patient outcomes.
Dr. Cahill is a member of the American Economics Association and the National Association of Forensic Economists. He earned his B.A. in economics and mathematics (with honors) from Rutgers College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Boston College. Dr. Cahill’s research has been published in The Gerontologist, Research on Aging, Monthly Labor Review, Topics in Economic Analysis and Policy, Current Medical Research and Opinion, Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy, and Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy, and by the Center for Retirement Research, the Center on Aging and Work, and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Is Bridge Job Activity Overstated? (2018).
- Challenges and Opportunities of Living and Working Longer (2018).
- The Relative Effectiveness of the Minimum Wage and the Earned Income Tax Credit as Anti-Poverty Tools (2017).
- To What Extent is Gradual Retirement a Product of Financial Necessity? (2016).
- Retirement Plans and Active Aging: Perspectives in Three Countries (2016).
- Pension Generosity in Oregon and its Impact on the K12 Workforce (April 2016).
- The New World of Retirement Income Security in America (2016).
- Evolving patterns of work and retirement (September 2015).
- Retirement Patterns and the Macroeconomy, 1992 – 2010: The Prevalence and Determinants of Bridge Jobs, Phased Retirement, and Re-entry among Three Recent Cohorts of Older Americans. (2015).