SI 2022 Economics of Social Security

Alexander M. Gelber and James M. Poterba, Organizers

July 27, 2022

Longfellow Room

Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA and

Conference Code of Conduct

Wednesday, July 27
9:00 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:30 am
Colleen Carey, Cornell University and NBER
Nolan H. Miller, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and NBER
David Molitor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and NBER

Why Does Disability Increase During Recessions? Evidence from Medicare
10:05 am
Arthur Seibold, University of Mannheim
Sebastian Siegloch, University of Mannheim
Sebastian M. Seitz, University of Manchester

Privatizing Disability Insurance
10:40 am
10:55 am
Marika Cabral, University of Texas at Austin and NBER
Marcus Dillender, Vanderbilt University and NBER

Gender Differences in Medical Evaluations: Evidence from Randomly Assigned Doctors
11:30 am
Panel Discussion: Long-Term Trends in Labor Productivity and Wages
Moderator: James Poterba, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Francine Blau, Cornell University and NBER
Stephen Goss, US Social Security Administration
Charles Jones, Stanford University and NBER
12:30 pm
1:30 pm
Daniel K. Fetter, Dartmouth College and NBER
Paul Mohnen, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Lee Lockwood, University of Virginia and NBER

Long-Run Intergenerational Effects of Social Security
2:05 pm
Gopi Shah Goda, Stanford University and NBER
Emilie Jackson, Michigan State University
Lauren H. Nicholas, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Sarah See. Stith, University of New Mexico

The Impact of Covid-19 on Older Workers' Employment and Social Security Spillovers: Evidence from Year 2 (slides)
2:40 pm
Taha Choukhmane, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Jorge Colmenares, Harvard University
Cormac O'Dea, Yale University and NBER
Jonathan L. Rothbaum, U.S. Census Bureau
Lawrence Schmidt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Who Benefits from Retirement Saving Incentives in the U.S.? Evidence on Racial Gaps in Retirement Wealth Accumulation (slides)
3:15 pm