Social Security Research at the University of Michigan Retirement and Disability Research Center

Social Security Bulletin (80)1: 19-29, 2020

Wharton Pension Research Council Working Paper No. 2020-05

11 Pages Posted: 8 Mar 2020 Last revised: 27 Mar 2020

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John Laitner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics

Eric French

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Alan L. Gustman

Dartmouth College - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Michael Hurd

RAND Corporation - Santa Monica CA Offices

Olivia S. Mitchell

University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School; University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Pension Research Council; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Kathleen Mullen

RAND Corporation

Susan Barnes

University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research/Life-Cycle Economics

Date Written: February 6, 2020

Abstract

In 1998, the Social Security Administration established the Retirement Research Consortium to encourage research on topics related to Social Security and the well-being of older Americans, and to foster communication between the academic and policy communities. The Michigan Retirement Research Center (MRRC) participated in the Consortium from its inception until 2019, when the MRRC expanded and became the Michigan Retirement and Disability Research Center. This article surveys a selection of the MRRC’s output over its second 10 years (2008–2017), summarizes its innovative use of new data sources, and highlights several key themes in the center’s research contributions.

Keywords: Social Security, Retirement, Pensions

JEL Classification: J26, H55

Suggested Citation

Laitner, John P. and French, Eric and Gustman, Alan L. and Hurd, Michael and Mitchell, Olivia S. and Mullen, Kathleen and Barnes, Susan, Social Security Research at the University of Michigan Retirement and Disability Research Center (February 6, 2020). Social Security Bulletin (80)1: 19-29, 2020, Wharton Pension Research Council Working Paper No. 2020-05, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3537042

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