Dr. Angelino Viceisza (pronounced: Vee-Say-Za) is associate professor of economics at Spelman College, research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, president-elect of the National Economic Association (2022–23), and associate editor of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Before joining Spelman, Dr. Viceisza was at the International Food Policy Research Institute (2007–12). He has also held visiting positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (summer 2014), Duke University (2015–16), and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University (2020–21).
Dr. Viceisza’s primary expertise is in behavioral and experimental economics, with applications in development, household finance, and entrepreneurship. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Economic Inquiry, Experimental Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Review of Black Political Economy, and Small Business Economics. This work has been supported by agencies such as the Kauffman Foundation, National Science Foundation, Social Security Administration, US Agency for International Development, and World Bank.
Dr. Viceisza holds a PhD in economics from Georgia State University (2008), an MA in economics (policy track) from Georgia State University (2005), an MA in economics from Boston University (2004), an MBA in international business from Temple University (2001), and a BS in accounting from University of Curaçao (2001). For more information, visit www.angelinoviceisza.com.
RESEARCH PROPOSAL SUMMARY
All workers must retire at some point. So preparing for retirement is key to a household’s financial decisionmaking. Dr. Viceisza’s project will assess how Black women compare with women of other races and/or ethnicities and Black men in terms of retirement wealth, preparedness, and awareness. It will also assess the potential role for outreach programs—for example, by employers or the Social Security Administration—to address racial and gender disparities in retirement outcomes.