- Richardson holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from Boston College, and a B.B.A. from the University of Georgia.
David P. Richardson is managing director and head of research at the TIAA Institute. Before joining TIAA, he served as senior economist for public finance at the White House Council of Economic Advisers and held the New York Life Chair in Risk Management and Insurance at Georgia State University. Previously, he worked as a financial economist in the Office of Tax Policy at the U.S. Treasury and was an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Davidson College.
Richardson's research interests include public pensions, employer retirement benefit plans and household financial security. He has served as a research fellow for the China Center for Insurance and Social Security Research at Peking University, a research fellow for the Center for Risk Management Research, and a research associate at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. He also is a member of the Pension Research Council Advisory Board, the American Economic Association, the American Risk and Insurance Association and the National Tax Association.