Taha Choukhmane


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Taha Choukhmane is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

He was most recently a postdoctoral fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research interests lie at the intersection of household finance and behavioral economics, with a focus on households’ saving decisions.

Taha received his PhD in economics at Yale University, where he was awarded the George Trimis Dissertation Prize. He is the recipient of a grant from the Social Security Administration, and he was a dissertation fellow of the Boston College Center for Retirement Research and a graduate policy fellow at Yale’s Institute of Social and Policy Studies.

Current Research Focus: Choukhmane’s research focuses on the way households make their saving and investment decisions. His current research projects examine the behavior of participants in retirement savings plans: the behavioral biases that affect their investment and portfolio-allocation decisions, and the extent to which married couples coordinate their saving decisions. Another area of ongoing research explores how financial support from parents shapes entrepreneurial risk-taking and social mobility.



"Default Options and Retirement Saving Dynamics."

Choukhmane, Taha, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6134-20. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, January 2020.

"Productive Efficiency in Household Decision-Making."

Choukhmane, Taha, Lucas Goodman, and Cormac O’Dea, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6139-20. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, 2020.

"The One Child Policy and Household Saving."

Choukhmane, Taha, Nicolas Coeurdacier, and Keyu Jin, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6138-17. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, July 2017.

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