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Social Security Disability: Time for Reform
A Social Security Advisory Board Forum
March 8, 2013, Washington D.C.
 
 
 
 
Forum Presentations
 
 
I. The Urgency of Reforming SSDI   
 
Stephen Goss 
Chief Actuary
Social Security Administration
Financial Outlook of SSDI Program
 
Mark Duggan 
Professor and Chair, Department of Business Economics & Public Policy 
Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
Factors Driving the Financial Outlook
 
Nicole Maestas 
Director, Center for Disability Research
II. Models to Promote Labor Force Attachments     

Andrew Houtenville
Associate Professor of Economics, Research Director of the Institute on Disability
University of New Hampshire  
 
Mary Daly 
Group Vice President and Associate Director of Research, Microeconomic Research
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco 
International Experience with Disability Reform
 
Ron Haskins 
Co-Director, Center on Children and Families, Budgeting for National Priorities
Brookings Institution
 
James Smith 
Budget and Policy Manager
Vermont Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Benefit Offset as a Return-to-Work Model
 
III. Interventions to Achieve Better Case Outcomes    
 
Melissa Davey 
Vice President, Social Security and Managed Disability Services
GENEX Services, Inc.  
 
Andrew Imparato
Senior Counsel and Disability Policy Director
U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions  
"Youth Transition to the World of Work"  
 
Bryon MacDonald
Program Director, Employment and Disability Benefits Initiative 
World Institute on Disability 
 
IV. Reform Proposals: Toward Fiscal and Structural Balance     
 
David Autor 
Professor and Associate Department Head, Department of Economics  
Jason Turner 
Executive Director 
Secretary’s Innovation Group  

David Stapleton 
Senior Fellow & Director, Center for Studying Disability Policy 
Mathematica Policy Research  
 
Jack Smalligan 
Acting Deputy Associate Director of the Education, Income Maintenance and Labor Division
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)  
 
(Mr. Smalligan’s comments are based on work that he performed while on sabbatical from  OMB as a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution and a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. The views he expresses are solely his own.)
 

Address to the Forum

Michael J. Astrue
Former Commissioner (2007-2013)
Social Security Administration