Cormac O’Dea is an Assistant Professor at the Yale University Economics Department. His research focuses on household saving behaviour, retirement decisions and the design of public pensions. He has also worked on the measurement of living standards, the distributional impact of changes to spending on public services, and effect that the tax and benefit system has on work incentives. He previously worked (2007-2017) as a Research Economist and later Associate Director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London. He studied at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Cambridge and has PhD in economics from University College London.