Retirement and Disability Research Center
The NBER Retirement and Disability Research Center is one of four Centers funded by a cooperative agreement with the Social Security Administration as part of its Retirement and Disability Research Consortium. The aim is to develop high-quality research on matters related to retirement and disability policy. As a member of this consortium, the NBER Retirement and Disability Research Center conducts research to inform evidence-based retirement and disability policy design.
It continues work supported by SSA through NBER's Retirement Research Center and Disability Research Center. Key findings from recent years of research from these Centers are reported in Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 80 No. 1: Social Security and Financial Security at Older Ages; and Disability Policy, Program Enrollment, Work, and Well-Being Among People with Disabilities.
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Nicole Maestas, an Associate Professor of Health Care Policy at the Harvard Medical School, studies how the health and disability insurance systems affect individual economic behaviors, such as labor supply and the consumption of medical care.
James J. Choi is a professor of finance at the Yale School of Management. His research spans behavioral economics, household finance, and health economics, with a particular focus on retirement saving.
Courtney C. Coile is a professor of Economics at Wellesley College. Her research focuses on the economics of aging and health, particularly retirement and disability policy. She was co-director of the NBER’s International Social Security Project.
David Autor, the Ford Professor of Economics at MIT, and Alex Mas, is the co-director of the Labor Studies Program. Autor joined the NBER as a faculty research fellow in 1999 and became a research associate in 2006.
Jeffrey R. Brown is dean and professor of finance at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Gies College of Business. His research focuses on the role of public and private insurance markets in delivering retirement security.
Jeffery Liebman is senior adviser to the Center.
The research reported herein was performed pursuant to grant #RDR18000003 from the US Social Security Administration (SSA) funded as part of the Retirement and Disability Research Consortium. The opinions and conclusions expressed are solely those of the authors and do not represent the opinions or policy of NBER, SSA or any agency of the Federal Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the contents of this report. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof.