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Disparate Income, Wealth and Opportunity: Implications for Social Insurance

WEDNESDAY, January, 27, 2016


9:00 AM   Registration Opens

9:45 AM  Morning Pre-Conference Sessions Begin   

11:45 AM   Morning Pre-Conference Sessions End

12:00 PM 

  • 2016 Annual Membership Meeting & Luncheon (for active Academy members) Program includes awarding of Heinz Dissertation Award and Legal Writing Award
  • Networking Lunch (for all other conference attendees)

2:30 PM  Afternoon Pre-Conference Sessions Begin

4:30 PM  Afternoon Pre-Conference Sessions End 

5:00 PM  Conference Opening Reception

  • Keynote:  Eduardo Porter, Columnist, The New York Times

THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016


8:30 AM   Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM  Opening and Welcome

  • William J. Arnone, National Academy of Social Insurance
  • Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Comissioner of Social Security, Social Security Administration

9:10 AM  Session I.  What Do the Numbers Tell Us? A Review of the Data on Economic Disparities​

  • Moderator: G. Lawrence Atkins, Executive Director, Long Term Quality Care Alliance
  • Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • James Pethokoukis, Editor, AEIdeas, Dewitt Wallace Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
  • Discussant: Ngina Chiteji, Associate Professor, New York University
  • Discussant: Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Director, Project on Deep Poverty and Senior Fellow, Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality

10:30 AM  Break

10:45 AM   Session II.  What are the Consequences of Inequality? 

  • Retirement: Kilolo Kijakazi (Conference Co-Chair), Institute Fellow, The Urban Institute
  • Economic impact on individuals: Sheldon Danziger, President, Russell Sage Foundation, and the University of Michigan
  • Politics: Benjamin Page, Northwestern University
  • Budget:  G. William Hoagland, Senior Vice President, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Moderator: Maya MacGuineas (Conference Co-Chair)President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and Campaign to Fix the Debt

11:55 AM   Break

12:20 PM   Luncheon and Luncheon Keynote: What Does International Experience Tell us about Inequality and Social Insurance?

  • Mark Pearson, Deputy Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

1:30 PM  Session III. How Does Inequality Affect Health?

  • Camara Phyllis Jones, M.D., President, American Public Health Association and Senior Fellow, Satcher Health Leadership Institute and Cardiovascular Research Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • José J. Escarce, M.D., Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
  • ​Harold Pollack, Helen Ross Professor and Deputy Dean for Research and Faculty Development, The University of Chicago
  • Corey Abramson, Assistant Professsor, University of Arizona
  • Moderator: David Colby (Conference Co-Chair), Independent Consultant

2:45 PM   Break

3:00 PM   Session IV. How Can Social Insurance Address Economic Disparities?

  • Henry Aaron, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
  • Jason J. Fichtner, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
  • Maya Rockeymoore, President and CEO, Center for/Global Policy Solutions
  • Eugene Steuerle, Institute Fellow, The Urban Institute
  • Ambassador Karen Kornbluh, Senior Fellow for Digital Policy, Council on Foreign Affairs
  • Moderator: Kilolo Kijakazi (Conference Co-Chair), Institute Fellow, The Urban Institute

4:30 PM   Session V.  Inequality, Social Insurance and the 2016 Elections: A Conversation

  • Heather Boushey, Executive Director/Chief Economist, Washington Center for Equitable Growth,
  • Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum
  • Moderator: Trudy Lieberman, Contributing Editor, Columbia Journalism Review

5:30 PM   Conference Adjournment