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The Effect of Disability Insurance Payments on Beneficiaries' Earnings

Alexander Gelber, Timothy Moore, Alexander Strand

NBER Working Paper No. 21851
Issued in January 2016

---- Acknowledgments ----

This research was supported by Social Security Administration Grant #1 DRC12000002-01 to the Disability Research Consortium at the National Bureau of Economic Research, as well as the UC Berkeley Burch Center. We thank Paul O’Leary for helping us to understand the Disability Analysis File data, and we thank Richard Burkhauser, David Card, Matias Cattaneo, Manasi Deshpande, Peter Ganong, Hilary Hoynes, Simon Jäger, Magne Mogstad, Zhuan Pei, Jesse Rothstein, Stefan Staubli, Geno Smolensky, Lesley Turner, David Weaver, and Danny Yagan for helpful suggestions, as well as seminar participants at George Washington University, Monash University, NBER, UC Berkeley, University of Melbourne, University of Michigan, University of New South Wales and Virginia Commonwealth University. All errors are our own. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Alexander Gelber ----

Alexander Gelber served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the U.S. Treasury from June 2012 to June 2013. In this capacity, he served as a member of the Social Security Trustees Working Group. In addition to the support for this research acknowledged in the paper, he has received grant support from the Social Security Retirement Research Consortium, the National Institute on Aging, and the National Institute of Health for other research. He also serves as a consultant to Premise Data Corporation; this consulting has no material relationship to the findings reported in this paper.

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