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Volume 11 Issue 3 - September 2010

Next Generation Scholars Present SSA-Funded Papers

The Social Security Administration supports two programs that encourage the development of the next generation of scholars in retirement income and disability insurance research: the Steven H. Sandell Grant Program and the Dissertation Fellowship Program.

Sandell Grant. Steven H. Sandell served as the first director for the newly formed Division of Policy Evaluation and demonstrated a commitment to training new scholars in the field. The Sandell grant provides opportunities for young scholars from all academic disciplines and senior scholars working in a new area to pursue cutting-edge projects on retirement income and disability insurance issues. Gopi Shah Goda, a Sandell Scholar at Stanford University, spoke about Incorporating Employee Heterogeneity into Default Rules for Retirement Plan Selection.

Dissertation Fellowship. The  Dissertation Fellowship program provides funding opportunities for doctoral candidates to pursue cutting-edge research on retirement issues. Dissertation Fellows Svetlana Pashchenko (University of Virginia), presented Accounting for Non-Annuitization, and Geena Kim (University of Pennsylvania), discussed Medicaid Crowd-Out of Long-Term Care Insurance with Endogenous Medicaid Enrollment.

Both funding opportunities are administered by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.