Joanna N. Lahey received her PhD in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and her bachelor's degree in mathematics and economics from Pomona College in Claremont, California. Dr. Lahey has expertise in age discrimination and the relationship between age and labor market outcomes. Her academic publications include, "Age, Women, and Hiring: An Experimental Study," "Age Protection Laws and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act," and "Labor Market Effects of Public Health Insurance: Evidence from a US Department of Veterans Affairs Expansion" (with Melissa A. Boyle). She is the recipient of the 2006 W. E. Upjohn Dissertation award for best dissertation on an employment related issue and is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Dr. Lahey's work has appeared on American Public Radio's Marketplace and in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and other media outlets, and as policy briefs for the Boston College Center for Retirement Research and the Boston College Center for Aging and Work.