URBAN INSTITUTE

Expert

Richard W. Johnson
Expert

Richard W. Johnson

Senior Fellow
Director, Program on Retirement Policy

I began studying the economics of aging long before my hair turned gray. I’ve learned that the aging of America—and indeed the world—is not the crisis often portrayed in the media and even some scholarly papers. Instead, it represents an enormous opportunity. Seniors are healthier, better educated, and more productive than ever. The challenge we face is how to reform our employment, retirement income, and health care policies to harness the talents of our increasingly capable older citizens.

Media Mentions

Howard Gleckman February 21, 2018
Linda Marsa May 26, 2016