- The Indian American most recently served as a senior economist with the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
Since Gopi Shah Goda joined Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) as senior fellow and deputy director she has been developing and articulating the institute’s strategic priorities while overseeing its academic programs and its operations.
The Indian American most recently served as a senior economist with the White House Council of Economic Advisers from July 2020 to July 2021. She is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a fellow of the Society of Actuaries, according to her Stanford profile.
Shah Goda’s research focuses “on the well-being of individuals as they age, the sustainability of public programs serving elderly and vulnerable populations, and the broader implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on health and labor supply,” her profile says. Her recent research studies examine the effects of long-term care insurance on family members’ work and location decisions, and how COVID-19 illness affects U.S. workers. Her work has appeared in a variety of leading economics journals and has been supported by the Social Security Administration, the National Institutes on Aging, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the TIAA Institute.
Before joining SIEPR, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at Harvard University. She earned her Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University in 2007 and her B.S. in mathematics and actuarial science from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 2000.