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2011 Technical Panel on Assumptions and Methods, A Report to the Board

SUMMARY: Every four years the Social Security Advisory Board commissions a panel of expert economists, demographers and actuaries to review the assumptions of the Social Security Trustees and the methods of the Office of the Chief Actuary used in projecting the finances of the Old Age Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) trust funds. The 2011 Technical Panel on Assumptions and Methods, the fourth commissioned by the Board, was chaired by Brigitte C. Madrian, Aetna Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Management, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University; and included Janet Barr, Associate Actuary, Employee Benefits, Milliman; John Bongaarts, Vice President and Distinguished Scholar, Population Council; Mark Duggan, Professor of Business and Public Policy, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Melissa Favreault, Senior Fellow, The Urban Institute; Tim Marnell, Actuary, Tim Marnell, Actuarial & Benefits Consulting LLC; S. Philip Morgan, Professor of Sociology and Norb F. Schaefer Professor of International Studies, Duke University; John Sabelhaus, Chief, Microeconomic Surveys Section, Division of Research and Statistics, Federal Reserve Board; Andrew Samwick, Sandra and Arthur Irving Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College; and Karen A. Woodrow-Lafield, Research Professor and Faculty Associate, Maryland Population Research Center, University of Maryland.

Reports of the other Technical Panels: 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015