Thursday, August 5, 2021

Welcoming Remarks by Kilolo Kijakazi (U.S. Social Security Administration)
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Panel 1: Understanding the Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Retirement and Disability
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Moderator: Olivia Mitchell (University of Pennsylvania)

Panel 2: Disability Programs and Well-being
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Moderator: Jeff Hemmeter (U.S. Social Security Administration)

Panel 3: Retirement Planning and Preparedness
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Moderator: Jason Fichtner (Bipartisan Policy Center)

  • Efficiency in Household Decision Making: Evidence from the Retirement Savings of US Couples
    Taha Choukhmane (MIT Sloan), Lucas Goodman (US Treasury) and Cormac O'Dea (Yale)

  • Measuring Economic Preparation for Retirement: Income Versus Consumption
    Michael Hurd and Susann Rohwedder (RAND)

  • How Do Households Adjust When Their Kids Leave Home?
    Andrew Biggs (American Enterprise Institute), Anqi Chen and Alicia Munnell (Center for Retirement Research at Boston College)

Friday, August 6, 2021

Keynote Address by Valerie Wilson (Economic Policy Institute)
Race, Ethnicity and Financial Well-being
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Panel 4: Public Understanding of Social Security Programs and Service, and Vulnerability to Fraud
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Moderator: Marguerite DeLiema (University of Minnesota)

Panel 5: Disability Applications and Outcomes
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Moderator: Gina Clemons (U.S. Social Security Administration)

Panel 6: Health Shocks and Retirement
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Moderator: Irena Dushi (U.S. Social Security Administration)