Joseph Coughlin

Founder & Dir
MIT AgeLab

Joseph Coughlin is founder & Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab which conducts research to understand the implications of global longevity and seeks to invent life tomorrow with new ideas in transportation, retirement, caregiving, work, housing & community design and shopping. Researcher, teacher, speaker and advisor – Coughlin’s work explores how longer life, technology trends and changing generational attitudes are converging globally to transform business and society. He teaches in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies & Planning and the Sloan School’s Advanced Management Program. Coughlin’s new book is The Longevity Economy: Inside the World’s Fastest Growing, Most Misunderstood Market (Public Affairs, November 2017). He is a regular contributor to Forbes and he may be found on Twitter @josephcoughlin.

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