Nicole Maestas (Ph.D., Economics, UC Berkeley) is head of the Economics and Statistics Group at RAND and Professor of Economics at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, where she teaches microeconomic theory. Her research interests include the economics of aging, notably health, retirement, and disability economics. In MRRC-funded work, she is examining the sharp interaction between the SSDI and OA programs at full retirement age to estimate the work disincentive effects of the SSDI program (work in progress with Jae Song); the consistency of the SSDI disability determination process and its implications for labor supply (work in progress with Kathleen Mullen and Alexander Strand); and the effect of the rising full retirement age on SSDI application rates. Maestas also leads an SSA task order project to develop research designs for estimating the potential magnitude of induced entry into the SSDI program arising from a proposed benefit offset policy. In other work she has studied labor force transitions of older workers, with an emphasis on work after retirement, and the effect of the Medicare program on disparities in health care utilization and health.