Taha Choukhmane


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Taha Choukhmane is the Class of 1947 Career Development Assistant Professor and 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 the design of retirement saving incentives contributes to racial wealth inequality.


"Efficiency in Household Decision Making: Evidence from the Retirement Savings of U.S. Couples."

Choukhmane, Taha, Lucas Goodman, and Cormac O’Dea, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6139-20. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, April 2023. NBER Working Paper 31195.

"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, December 2021.

"Default Options and Retirement Saving Dynamics."

Choukhmane, Taha, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6134-20. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, June 2021.

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