EBRI Research Associate
Michael Gropper is a Research Associate (part time) with the Employee Benefit Research Institute. He conducts research with the Public Retirement Research Lab, a collaboration between EBRI and the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators (NAGDCA). His work with the Public Retirement Research Lab involves studying retirement savings in public-sector defined contribution benefit plans covering millions of America's public sector employees.
In addition to his work at EBRI, Michael is presently a Ph.D. candidate in the finance program at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. His academic research focuses on household finance. Specifically, he studies how households invest and save over long time horizons and how legal and business forces shape those savings behaviors. Prior to beginning the Ph.D. program, Michael worked in the Washington, D.C., office of Berkeley Research Group, an economic consulting firm. He completed his undergraduate studies at the College of William & Mary in 2014.