Teresa Ghilarducci

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I am a professor of economics.”

Teresa GhilarducciPh.D., Bernard L. and Irene Schwartz professor of economics, The New School for Social Research
How would you describe your outlook?

"I am optimistic to a fault."

What is a struggle you’ve overcome?

"I did not have a good high school and so I had to remediate in college and beyond."

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

"I wrote a PhD after I was told I was a bad writer."

My personal goal is to be physically stronger, it would mean more independence and capacity as I age."

What's the last thing you rated 5-stars?

"I ranked my husband's red curry tofu dinner a five star because he made it for me and cared about my health and pleasure."

What's something you're working on that's in progress?

"I am working on a book called Tale of Two Retirements about the inequality of retirement security and old age dignity in the US."

How do you support other women?

"I teach and write about how patriarchy hurts men and women and gender fluid people."

Where will we find you in retirement?

"Reading books."

Teresa Ghilarducci

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