Several RSF visiting scholars and grantees are featured in the November 2019 issue of the Annals of the American Academy of Political Science, “Entitlement Reform.” Edited by Robert Moffitt (Johns Hopkins University) and Jim Ziliak (University of Kentucky), the issue examines eleven entitlement programs in the United States, including unemployment insurance, Medicare, and the earned income tax credit, reflecting on their ability to support Americans and examining necessary reforms to expand on current successes. This volume presents innovative solutions to issues of economic security and illuminates the need for continued research on the social safety net, its capacity, and its potential.
Robert Moffitt and Jim Ziliak are RSF grantees; Ziliak was also a visiting scholar. Among the issue’s contributors are RSF grantees, visiting scholars, and grantees, including Hilary Hoynes (University of California, Berkeley), Till Von Wachter (University of California, Los Angeles), Jens Ludwig (University of Chicago), Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach (Northwestern University), Gary Burtless (Brookings Institution), Amitabh Chandra (Harvard University), Valentina Duque (University of Sydney), Janet Currie (Princeton University), Ingrid Gould Ellen (New York University), Ron Haskins (Brookings Institution), and V. Joseph Hotz (Duke University).
American Enterprise Institute, Brookings Institution, and the American Academy of Political Science are cosponsoring a launch event for this volume of the Annals on November 21 in Washington, D.C. The issue’s editors and contributors will discuss entitlement programs; the event will include presentations on Social Security, Medicare, and the Social Security Disability Insurance program and a panel discussion.