Lindsay Jacobs, who specializes in labor economics especially among older populations, has joined the La Follette School of Public Affairs as an assistant professor. Her current research projects look at retirement preparedness and modeling the interactions among health, job tasks, and labor supply decisions.
Before joining the La Follette School, Jacobs was an economist at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. She received her doctorate in economics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
She is teaching Aging and Public Policy (PA 974) for the La Follette School during the Spring 2018 semester. Her office is on the third floor of the La Follette School, 1225 Observatory Drive.
Jacobs, a native of the Midwest, enjoys long walks in any weather with her husband and two children.