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Michael S. Teitelbaum

Senior Research Associate


Michael S. Teitelbaum is a Senior Research Associate at LWP. In 2010, he was a Wertheim Fellow during which he worked on his book on the U.S. science and engineering workforce: Falling Behind? Boom, Bust, and the Global Race for Scientific Talent (published by Princeton University Press, 2014). 

He is a demographer, with research interests that include the causes and consequences of very low fertility rates; the processes and implications of international migration; and patterns and trends in science and engineering labor markets in the U.S. and elsewhere. He is the author or editor of 10 books and a large number of articles on these subjects.

Among his previous roles, he has served as Vice President and Program Directof at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, as a faculty member at Princeton University and Oxford University; and as Vice Chair and Acting Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Migration. He was educated at Reed College and at Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.  

Teitelbaum is serving on the 2015 Technical Panel of the Social Security Advisory Board, a body that reviews “the key economic and demographic assumptions” of the Social Security actuaries.





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