Fall 2021 Speaker Calendar

September 9: Stephen Ross, University of Connecticut, High Cost Lenders and the Geographic Concentration of Foreclosures

September 23: Erik Hembre, University of Illinois-Chicago, Tax Incentives and Housing Decisions: Investigating Effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

September 30: Omer Ali, The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University, Survey evidence of racial disparities in the impact of COVID-19

October 7: Michael Collins, UW-Madison, Economic Security of Older Adults during the COVID19 Crisis: Early Data to Inform Research and Policy

October 14: Cody Vaughn, UW-LaCrosse, Medicaid Generosity and Food Hardship Among Children (slides)(paper)

October 21: Andrés Shahidinejad, Ph.D. Student in Economics at University of Chicago, Banking with Credit Unions: Household Credit Consequences

October 28: Jennifer Doleac, Texas A&M University, What Does Retirement Look Like for the Criminal-Justice-Involved Population? Sources of Income in Old Age for People with Criminal Records

November 11: Carter Braxton, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Can the unemployed borrow? Implications for public insurance

November 18: Adibah Abdulhadi, Ph.D. Student Economics at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Selection in Disability Insurance Market

December 2: Angie Ahmadi, American University, Long-Term Care Insurance: Welfare Implications of Health Uncertainty and Suboptimal Timing of Purchase

December 16: Sarah Halpern-Meekin, University of Wisconsin-Madison & Laura Tach, Cornell University, Prime-age men’s labor force disconnection

CFS RDRC Releases Research and Training Opportunities

The Center for Financial Security Retirement and Disability Research Center (CFS RDRC) is excited to announce four different calls for proposals. Our training program offers many competitive funding opportunities. While deadlines may be extended in some cases, the deadline for priority consideration is February 3, 2022. Applicants may apply to multiple opportunities; simply complete an application for each opportunity of interest.

Spring 2021 Speaker Calendar

February 4: The Center for Financial Security Retirement and Disability Research Center, Discussion of Research Priorities and Information Session on Research Opportunities

February 11: Nancy Wong, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Have I Saved Enough to Social Distance? The Role of Household Financial Preparedness in Public Health Response

February 18: Steve Wendel, Behavioral Technology, & Cliff Robb, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Study design: Inoculations to Resist Online Scams

February 25: Marti DeLiema, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Identity theft and older Americans – Who experiences the worst outcomes?

March 4: Pamela Herd, Sebastian Jilke, Donald Moynihan, Georgetown University, Improving Public Understanding of OASI: An Experimental Approach

March 11: Isaac Swensen, Montana State University, The Effects of Expanding Access to Mental Health Treatment on SS(D)I Applications and Awards

March 18: Chris Herbert, Jen Molinsky, Samara Scheckler, Harvard University, Spending on Health Among Older Adults Before and After Mortgage Payoff

March 25: Won-tak Joo, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Retirement in the Context of Intergenerational Transfers

April 1: Irena Dushi and Brad Trenkamp , Social Security Administration. Improving the Measurement of Retirement Income of the Aged Population

April 8: Yulya Truskinovsky, Wayne State University, Unemployment Shocks, Unemployment Insurance and Caregiving

April 15: John Nunley, University of Wisconsin La Crosse, R. Alan Seals, Auburn University, The Changing Task Content of Jobs for Older Workers

April 22: Patricia Boyle and Lei Yu, Rush University, and Gary Mottola, FINRA, Aging, financial exploitaiton and fraud

April 29: Stephanie Moulton, The Ohio State University, Economic Security in Retirement: Does borrowing from home equity moderate the impact of a health shock on health outcomes?

May 6: Lydia Ashton, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Using Online SSDI Conversations to Improve Communication and Outreach?

May 13: Daniel Mangrum, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Impacts from Financial Aid Shocks: Evidence from Changes to Pell Grant Generosity



Webinar: The Rise of Industrial Robots and Increased Overdose and Disability Rates: A Story of Automation and Addiction in the U.S.

Mortality rates for working age adults without a college degree have increased in recent years, driven by rising ‘deaths of despair’ including drug overdose mortality. At the same time, demand for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) programs among working age adults have increased in recent decades. Research suggests that fading economic opportunities—such as the decline of manufacturing employment—may explain an important portion of these worrisome trends.

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