John Schwendel received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He completed his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has researched historical income inequality, methodologies for fitting distributions to data, and the implications of heavy-tailed distributions in health policy issues. His research also explores the effects of the changing nature of the retirement decision on income distribution. He has taught courses including Principles of Economics, Introductory Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, and the Economics of Personal Finance.