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john.sabelhaus@frb.gov
Education
  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Maryland, 1988
  • M.A., Economics, University of Maryland, 1984
  • B.A., Economics, University of Maryland, 1982
  • Current Research Topics

  • Household Income, Expenditure, and Wealth Surveys
  • Lifecycle Consumption and Labor Supply
    • Economist

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2011 - present
    • Senior Economist

      Investment Company Institute

    • 2007 - 2010
    • Unit Chief, Long-Term Modeling

      Congressional Budget Office

    • 2000 - 2007
    • Adjunct

      University of Maryland

    • 1999 - 2010
  • Argento, Robert, Victoria L. Bryant, and John Edward Sabelhaus (2013). "Early Withdrawals from Retirement Accounts during the Great Recession," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2013-22. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Krimmel, Jacob, Kevin B. Moore, John Sabelhaus, and Paul Smith (2013). "The Current State of U.S. Household Balance Sheets," Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, vol. 95, no. 5, pp. 337-359.
  • Ackerman, Samuel, and John Edward Sabelhaus (2012). "The Effect of Self-Reported Transitory Income Shocks on Household Spending," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2012-64. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Sabelhaus, John Edward, David Johnson, Stephen Ash, Thesia Garner, John Shearer Greenlees, Steve Henderson, and David Swanson (2012). "Is the Consumer Expenditure Survey Representative by Income?" Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2012-36. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Clark, Robert L., Lee A. Craig, and John Edward Sabelhaus (2011). State and local retirement plans in the united states. Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.
  • Sabelhaus, John, and Jae Song (2010). "The Great Moderation in Micro Labor Earnings," Journal of Monetary Economics, vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 391-403.
  • Clark, Robert L., and John Sabelhaus (2009). "How Will the Stock Market Crash Affect the Choice of Pension Plans?" National Tax Journal, vol. 62, no. 3, pp. 477-496.
  • Sabelhaus, John, and Jae Song (2009). "Earnings Volatility Across Groups and Time," National Tax Journal, vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 347-364.
  • Sabelhaus, John (2007). "What is the Effective Social Security Tax on Additional Years of Work?" National Tax Journal, vol. 60, no. 3, pp. 491-506.
  • Sabelhaus, John, and Julie Topoleski (2007). "Uncertain Policy for an Uncertain World: The Case of Social Security," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 507-525.
  • Sabelhaus, John (2006). "Are Successive Generations Getting Wealthier, and if so, Why? Evidence from the 1990s: Comment," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity,no. 1, pp. 220-225.
  • Harris, Amy Rehder, John Sabelhaus, and Michael Simpson (2005). "Social Security Benefit Uncertainty Under Individual Accounts," Contemporary Economic Policy, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 1-16.
  • Gokhale, Jagadeesh, Laurence J. Kotlikoff, and John Sabelhaus (2001). "Understanding the Postwar Decline in U.S. Saving: A Cohort Analysis," in Kotlikoff, Laurence, J. ed., Essays on Saving, Bequests, Altruism, and Life-Cycle Planning. Cambridge and London: MIT Press, pp. 17-92.
  • Meyerson, Noah, and John Sabelhaus (2000). "Uncertainty in Social Security Trust Fund Projections," National Tax Journal, vol. 53, no. 3, pp. 515-529.
  • Sabelhaus, John (2000). "Modeling IRA Accumulation and Withdrawals," National Tax Journal, vol. 53, no. 4, pp. 865-875.
  • Sabelhaus, John, and Jeffrey A. Groen (2000). "Can Permanent-Income Theory Explain Cross-Sectional Consumption Patterns?" Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 82, no. 3, pp. 431-438.
  • Gale, William G., and John Sabelhaus (1999). "Perspectives on the Household Saving Rate," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, no. 1, pp. 181-214.
  • Sabelhaus, John, and David Weiner (1999). "Disposition of Lump-Sum Pension Distributions: Evidence from Tax Returns," National Tax Journal, vol. 52, no. 3, pp. 593-613.
  • Sabelhaus, John, and Karen Pence (1999). "Household Saving in the '90s: Evidence from Cross-Section Wealth Surveys," Review of Income and Wealth, vol. 45, no. 4, pp. 435-453.
  • Sabelhaus, John (1997). "Public Policy and Saving in the United States and Canada," Canadian Journal of Economics, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 253-275.
  • Sabelhaus, John, and Ulrike Schneider (1997). "Measuring the Distribution of Well-being: Why Income and Consumption Give Different Answers," Konjunkturpolitik, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 153-176.
  • Gokhale, Jagadeesh, Laurence J. Kotlikoff, and John Sabelhaus (1996). "Understanding the Postwar Decline in U. S. Saving: A Cohort Analysis," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, no. 1, pp. 315-90.
  • Gokhale, Jagadeesh, Laurence J. Kotlikoff, and John Sabelhaus (1996). "Understanding the Postwar Decline in U.S. Saving: A Cohort Analysis," NBER Working Papers 5571. National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  • Acs, Gregory, and John Sabelhaus (1995). "Trends in Out-of-Pocket Spending on Health Care, 1980-92," Monthly Labor Review, vol. 118, no. 12, pp. 35-45.
  • Auerbach, Alan J., Jagadeesh Gokhale, Laurence J. Kotlikoff, John Sabelhaus, and David N. Weil (1995). "The Annuitization of Americans' Resources: A Cohort Analysis," NBER Working Papers 5089. National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  • Gokhale, Jagadeesh, Laurence J. Kotlikoff, and John Sabelhaus (1995). "Understanding the Postwar Decline in United States Saving: A Cohort Analysis," Working Paper 9518. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
  • Sabelhaus, John, and Joyce Manchester (1995). "Baby Boomers and their Parents: How does their Economic Well-being Compare in Middle Age?" Journal of Human Resources, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 791-806.
  • Auerbach, Alan J., Jagadeesh Gokhale, Laurence J. Kotlikoff, John Sabelhaus, and David N. Weil (1994). "The Annuitization of Americans' Resources: A Cohort Analysis," Working Paper 9413. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
  • Sabelhaus, John (1994). "Deficits and Other Intergenerational Transfers: Restoring the Missing Link," Challenge, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 45-50.
  • Sabelhaus, John (1993). "What is the Distributional Burden of Taxing Consumption?" National Tax Journal, vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 331-344.
  • Bosworth, Barry, Gary Burtless, and John Sabelhaus (1991). "The Decline in Saving: Evidence from Household Surveys," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, no. 1, pp. 183-241.
  • Sabelhaus, John (1990). "Testing Neoclassical Consumer Theory with Aggregate and Household Data," Applied Economics, vol. 22, no. 11, pp. 1471-1478.
  • Bednarzik, Robert W., and John E. Sabelhaus (1987). "Job Creation and Losses in the U.S., 1973-1984: Low Or High Wage Industries?" Economia e Lavoro, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 125-133.
  • conference

    December 2011

    CRIW Conference on Consumer Expenditure Survey Redesign

    Is the Consumer Expenditure Survey Representative by Income?

  • conference

    January 2011

    American Economic Association Annual Meetings

    Improving the Measurement of Household-Level Spending and Income

  • conference

    November 2010

    National Tax Association Annual Meetings

    Qualified Retirement Plans: Analysis of Distribution and Rollover Activity

  • conference

    July 2010

    NBER Summer Institute

    The Great Moderation in Micro Labor Earnings

Awards

  • 2011

    Social Security Advisory Board

    Member, 2011 Technical Panel

  • 2006

    Contemporary Economic Policy

    Best Article

  • 2010

    University of Maryland

    Department Teaching Award

  • 2009

    University of Maryland

    Department Teaching Award

  • 2008

    University of Maryland

    Department Teaching Award

  • 2007

    University of Maryland

    Department Teaching Award

  • 2005

    University of Maryland

    Department Teaching Award

Conference Organization

  • December 2011 Washington, D.C.

    CRIW Consumer Expenditure Survey Redesign Conference

    Co-Organizer

Referee

  • American Economic Review
  • Applied Economics
  • Brookings Papers on Economic Activity
  • Contemporary Economic Policy
  • Eastern Economic Journal
  • Fiscal Studies
  • International Journal of Microsimulation
  • Journal of Macroeconomics
  • Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking
  • Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
  • Journal of Public Economic
  • National Tax Journal
  • Review of Economic Studies
  • Review of Income and Wealth

Professional Affiliation

  • American Economic Association
  • Conference on Research in Income and Wealth
  • Michigan Retirement Research Center, Board of Outside Scholars
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