Tag Archives: Disability Insurance

Unemployment Insurance and Disability Insurance in the Great Recession

From Andreas Mueller, Jesse Rotstein, and Till von Wachter: Disability Insurance (DI) applications are awards are countercyclical. One potential explanation is that unemployed individuals who exhaust their Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits use DI as a form of extended benefits. We exploit … Continue reading

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On Disability Insurance and Labor Force Participation

There’s some disagreement in the literature on the effects of disability insurance on labor force participation that I thought I’d post about given this recent NPR Unfit for Work feature. Till von Wachter, Jae Song, and Joyce Manchester have a nice paper that uses … Continue reading

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Quick Takes on Robots, Disability Insurance, Debt Ceiling, & Charts to inform Grand Bargains

1. I still don’t understand why Krugman thinks the invention of “doers” will be bad for high skilled workers. Here’s my reasoning. 2. Ed Glaeser “2013 Is the Year to Go to Work, Not Go on Disability” HT Evan Soltas 3. Foreboding Feeling: Fiscal … Continue reading

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The Growing Burden of Payroll Taxes

Here’s a column on reforming the payroll tax that I wrote in NYTimes Economix today: Payroll taxes and corporate income taxes accounted for an equal share of federal tax revenue in 1969. By 2009, payroll taxes generated more than six times as much … Continue reading

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