2016 Disability Research Consortium Annual Meeting


National Press Club, Washington, DC 20045

Wednesday, August 3rd


8:00-8:30 COFFEE AND REGISTRATION
8:30-8:45 WELCOMING REMARKS
Virginia Reno
Deputy Commissioner, Retirement and Disability Policy
Social Security Administration
8:45-10:15 PANEL 1: DRIVERS OF DISABILITY ROLLS

Moderator – David Autor, NBER Disability Research Center

Long-Term Drivers of Disability Insurance Rates
John Friedman (Brown University and NBER), Ithai Lurie (US Treasury-Office of Tax Analysis), Magne Mogstad (University of Chicago and NBER) and Raj Chetty (Stanford University and NBER)    summary     slides
Discussant: Robert Weathers (Social Security Administration)     slides

Disability Insurance and Life-cycle Labor Supply: Evidence from a Discontinuity in Disability Eligibility
Andreas Haller (University of Zurich), Stefan Staubli (University of Calgary and NBER) and Josef Zweimueller (University of Zurich)    summary     slides
Discussant: Alexander Strand (Social Security Administration)     slides

What Can We Learn from County-Level Variation in Child SSI? Purvi Sevak (Mathematica Policy Research) and Lucie Schmidt (Williams College)    summary     slides
Discussant: Manasi Deshpande (University of Chicago and NBER)    slides

10:15-10:30 BREAK
10:30-12:00 PANEL 2: ENTRY AND EXIT ONTO DISABILITY INSURANCE

Moderator – David Stapleton, Mathematica Center for Studying Disability Policy

The Role of Attorneys in the Disability Determination Process
Hilary Hoynes (University of California Berkeley and NBER), Nicole Maestas (Harvard and NBER) and Alexander Strand (Social Security Administration)    summary     slides
Discussant: John Friedman (Brown University and NBER)     slides

Who Are We Screening Out? Application Costs and the Targeting of Disability Programs
Manasi Deshpande (University of Chicago and NBER) and Yue Li (University at Albany, State University of New York) nbsp;   summary     slides
Discussant: Kathleen Mullen (RAND)     slides

Pathways Taken by New Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income Awardees
Priyanka Anand and Yonatan Ben-Shalom (Mathematica)   summary     slides
Discussant: Paul Davies (Social Security Administration)     slides

12:00 BOX LUNCH
12:30 LUNCHEON ADDRESS: SOCIAL SECURITY, DISABILITY, AND RETURN TO WORK

DAVID A. WEAVER

Associate Commissioner for Research, Demonstration, and Employment Support (ORDES) Social Security Administration    slides
1:15-2:45 PANEL 3: WELLBEING OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Moderator – Nicole Maestas, NBER Disability Research Center

The Material Well-being of Disabled Retirees: Evidence from the PSID
Bruce Meyer (University of Chicago and NBER) and Wallace Mok (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)   summary     slides
Discussant: Jody Schimmel Hyde (Mathematica Policy Research)     slides

SSI and SSDI Beneficiaries with Intellectual Disabilities
Gina Livermore, Maura Bardos, and Karen Katz (Mathematica Policy Research)   summary     slides
Discussant: Stephen Goss (Social Security Administration)     slides

The Relationship Between Youth Services and Adult Outcomes Among Former Child SSI Recipients
Denise Hoffman (Mathematica Policy Research), Jeffrey Hemmeter (Social Security Administration), and Michelle Bailey (Social Security Administration)   summary     slides
Discussant: Stefan Staubli (University of Calgary and NBER)     slides

2:45-3:00 BREAK
3:00-4:30 PANEL 4: INTERACTIONS BETWEEN HEALTH INSURANCE AND DISABILITY INSURANCE

Moderator – Gina Livermore

The Impact of ACA Medicaid Expansions on Applications to Federal Disability Programs
Priyanka Anand, Margaret Colby, Lauren Hula, and Jody Schimmel Hyde (Mathematica Policy Research) and Paul O’Leary (Social Security Administration)   summary     slides
Discussant: Kosali Simon (Indiana University and NBER)     slides

Quantifying the Health Insurance Needs of Employed and Potentially Employed Persons with Disabilities
Alexis Henry, Jack Gettens, and Pei Pei Lei (University of Massachusetts Medical School)   summary     slides
Discussant: Harold Pollack (University of Chicago)     slides

Understanding the Socioeconomic Gradient in Disability Insurance Receipt
David Cutler (Harvard University and NBER), Ellen Meara (Dartmouth and NBER) and Susan Stewart (NBER)   summary     slides
Discussant: Michelle Bailey (Social Security Administration)     slides

4:30 Closing Remarks – David Autor


The NBER Disability Research Center and Mathematica's Center for Studying Disability Policy (CSDP) gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Social Security Administration (SSA) for this meeting. The findings and conclusions are solely those of the authors and do not represent the views of SSA, any agency of the federal government, the NBER Retirement Research Center or Mathematica's Center for Studying Disability Policy (CSDP).