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The latest MRRC newsletter is now available

Articles include:

· Director’s corner: MRRC Director John Laitner’s take on the 2014 RRC Meeting

· Policy focus marks 2014 RRC Meeting: ‘Social Security and the Retirement Income System’

· Deputy Chief Thornton gives RRC scholars insight into areas of SSA interest

HTML versions of stories are available here. A PDF version is available here.

2015 Steven H. Sandell Grant Program call for proposals

Junior scholars in all academic disciplines are invited to apply for The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College's 2015 Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for research on retirement income and policy, funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration. Up to three grants of $45,000 will be awarded for one-year projects. Submission deadline is Saturday, January 31, 2015. Details are available here.

Disability Research Consortium Webcast, October 30 & 31

The 2nd Annual Meeting of the Disability Research Consortium will be webcast Thursday, October 30, and Friday, October 31. You can register ahead of time below. Please note that you need to register separately for each day. Register for Thursday here; register for Friday here.

Call for Proposals: NBER Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program on the Economics of an Aging Workforce

To encourage research on the economics of labor market activity by older workers, the NBER, with the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, is sponsoring a program of dissertation fellowships for doctoral students in economics. Fellows will have an opportunity to attend and participate in the NBER Summer Institute workshops on Aging and Labor Studies, which are held in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The fellowships will provide support for the 2015-2016 academic year. Applications are due December 17, 2014. More information here.

The Second Annual Meeting of the Disability Research Consortium will take place at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on October 30-31, 2014. The meeting is sponsored by the NBER Disability Research Center and Mathematica’s Center for Studying Disability Policy (CSDP), with support from the Social Security Administration (SSA) as part of their Disability Research Consortium.

All are welcome to attend, but space is limited and registration is required. View the agenda and register online here.

The 16th annual meeting of the Retirement Research Consortium took place August 7-8, 2014, at the Washington, D.C., Press Club. Stay tuned for coverage in the next MRRC Newsletter.

View a video interview with MRRC Researcher Eric French who discusses the research behind the paper Medicaid Insurance in Old Age, coauthored with Mariacristina De Nardi, Eric French and John Bailey Jones.

Podcast Interview with David Neumark on his MRRC paper: Do Stronger Age Discrimination Laws Make Social Security Reforms More Effective?

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The University of Michigan Retirement Research Center is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Social Security Administration as part of its Retirement Research Consortium.

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