Michael R. Veall obtained his doctorate in Economics from MIT in 1981. He taught at the University of Western Ontario, the University of Mannheim and Queen's University and was a Visiting Fellow at Australian National University and the University of Western Australia, Honorary Visiting Professor at York University and an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at both the University of Mannheim and at SELAPO, University of Munich. He is currently professor at McMaster University and co-investigator in the research program on the Socioeconomic Dimensions of an Aging Population. He was a Research Fellow at IZA Bonn from April 1998 to September. His research interests include computationally-intensive methods such as bootstrapping and their application in econometrics and the microeconometric analysis of saving for retirement.