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Technical Panel on Labor Force Participation Delivers Its Final Report to the Board
Posted on: 6/30/2017

Recognizing that future labor supply is an important determinant of future GDP, tax revenues, and other variables central to the projections of the Social Security Trustees, the Social Security Advisory Board commissioned a panel of labor economists to review the projections of labor force participation rates by the Office of the Chief Actuary, and make recommendation to improve them. The Panel delivered its final report to the Board, June 30th. The Office of the Chief Actuary also released a document describing its perspective on the findings of the Technical Panel. Both documents are available here along with other material related to the proceedings of the Panel.

Board Appoints Technical Panel on Labor Supply to Inform the Trustees' Projections
Posted on: 4/7/2016

The Social Security Advisory Board has appointed members of a Technical Panel to examine future trends in labor supply, a key factor in the Trustees projections of revenues and expenditures of the Social Security programs. Robert A. Moffitt, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University and former editor of the American Economic Review, will chair the panel. The other members include: Gary Burtless, John C. and Nancy D. Whitehead Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution; Chinhui Juhn, Henry Graham Professor of Economics at the University of Houston; Kevin M. Murphy, George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, winner of a MacArthur Prize and the John Bates Clark Medal; and  Kathleen McGarry, Professor of Economics at UCLA.


Technical Panel on Assumptions and Methods Issues Report on Improving Social Security Projections
Posted on: 9/27/2015
The Technical Panel on Assumptions and Methods, appointed by the Social Security Advisory Board to review the projections of the financial status of the Social Security programs has issued its final report.