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Academy Roundtable: Rethinking Unemployment Insurance

Conveners

  • Stephen Wandner,* Visiting Fellow, Urban Institute, Moderating “Promoting Reemployment through Unemployment Insurance”
  • William Rodgers,* Chief Economist, Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University, Vice Chair, Board of Directors, National Academy of Social Insurance Moderating “Priorities for Future Work on UI”

Moderators

  • Richard Hobbie,* Visiting Scholar, Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University, Moderating “Reinventing the UI Program”
  • Christopher O’Leary,* Senior Economist, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Moderating “The State of Unemployment Insurance Financing after the Great Recession”

Featured Speaker

  • Suzanne Simonetta,* Chief, Division of Legislation, Office of Unemployment Insurance, U.S. Department of Labor

Participants

  • Dean Baker,* Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research
  • Yvette Chocolaad,* Policy Director, National Association of State Workforce Agencies
  • Paul Decker, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mathematica Policy Research
  • Gay Gilbert, Administrator, Office of Unemployment Insurance, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Claire McKenna, Policy Analyst, National Employment Law Project
  • Sara Rix,* Retired, AARP
  • Julie Squire, Policy Director, National Association of State Workforce Agencies
  • Jim Van Erden, Senior Policy Advisor, National Association of State Workforce Agencies
  • Anna Wadia, Senior Program Officer, Ford Foundation
  • Jeffrey Wenge,* Senior Policy Researcher, RAND
  • George Wentworth,* Senior Staff Attorney, National Employment Law Project

* Academy Member