Frank CaliendoAcademic Director
    Frank Caliendo
    Academic Director

    Utah State University
    Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
    Economics & Finance

    Department Head, Professor

    CGO Research
    Social Security and the Increasing Longevity Gap

    This working paper contributes to the discussion about Social Security reform by developing a new measure of the progressivity of a Social Security system. The authors use this new measure to show that the growing gap in life expectancy between low-income and high-income Americans reduces the progressivity of the Social Security system by approximately three-quarters.

    Bio

    Professor Caliendo received the Eldon J. Gardner Teacher of the Year award at Utah State University in 2011. He also received the Young Economists Award of the International Institute of Public Finance in 2008 for research that “stands out for its scientific quality, creativity and relevance” (award shared with co-author T. Scott Findley, also a faculty member at the Huntsman School). In the past, Professor Caliendo has been a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

    Education
    • PhD, Economics, Utah State University, 2003
    • BS, Economics, Utah State University, 1998

    Frank Caliendo
    Academic Director