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Joe Coughlin

Founder and Director of MIT AgeLab

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Research and Background

Joseph F. Coughlin, Ph.D. is Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab. His research examines how the disruptive demographics of an aging society, social trends and technology will shape future innovations in business and government. Coughlin teaches in MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning as well as Sloan School of Management Advanced Management Program. Coughlin has published nearly 100 peer-reviewed publications and reports.

Contact Info

Joe Coughlin
MIT, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Building E40-279,
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Research in Action


Engineering Systems / Urban Studies and Planning


Recent Talks & Publications

Speaking at the Museum of American Finance, The Longevity Bonus: The Economic Impact of the Retirement Megatrend, New York, March 9, 2016

Will Robots Replace Our Children?,, March 8, 2016

The Changing Definition of a 'Full Life' in The Atlantic, March 3, 2016

Five Questions to Ask Before Moving to a 55+ Community, MarketWatch, February 17, 2016

When Retirement Becomes a Crisis,, February 2, 2016

In the Media

Driving Cars Will Be Great for Stranded Seniors: Baby Boomers Want Mobility, Bloomberg Business, March 2, 2016

The Old Folks Home Goes Upscale & Ultra-Competive interview in the Boston Globle, January 28, 2016

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