March 28, 2011
Robert Willis is professor of economics and research professor in the Survey Research Center and Population Studies Center of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. He is also a principal investigator on the Cognitive Economics Project.
Previously, Willis served as principal investigator on the Health and Retirement Study at the University of Michigan. He has also served on the faculties of the University of Chicago, the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and Stanford University. He served as President of the Society of Labor Economists and the Midwest Economics Association, as a member of the U.S. Census Advisory Board, the Committee on Population of the National Academy of Sciences, and the board of visitors to the Rockefeller Center of Dartmouth College.
Willis earned a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle.