Bob Schoeni is a research professor at the Institute for Social Research and professor of economics, with a courtesy appointment at the Ford School. He is also the co-investigator of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, a national panel survey of families assessing issues of poverty, income, family formation, wealth, and health since 1968. His teaching and research interests include program evaluation, welfare policy, economics and demographics of aging, labor economics, and immigration. He worked previously at RAND, where he was associate director of the Labor and Population Program and also served as senior economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisers in Washington, DC. Bob received his PhD in economics from the University of Michigan.