Joseph F. Coughlin


  • Advised major companies worldwide, the World Economic Forum, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Served on advisory committees for the White House and several federal agencies
  • Named one of the “100 Most Creative in Business” by Fast Company

Joseph Coughlin teaches in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning and leads the MIT AgeLab—a research program based within the university’s Center for Transportation and Logistics. As a researcher, teacher, advisor and speaker, Coughlin explores how global demographics, technology and changing behaviors are transforming business and society.

Coughlin’s current focus is on how longevity and service innovation will transform the business of advice to help people prepare for 100 good years of living. He is a senior contributor to Forbes and writes regularly for The Wall Street Journal and MarketWatch. His most recent book, The Longevity Economy: Unlocking the World’s Fastest Growing, Most Misunderstood Market, was named a CEO READS Best Seller. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego, Brown University and Boston University.