Social Insurance

Julie B. Cullen Ph.D.

Cohort 6 — Michigan Alumni List
Professor, Department of Economics
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Dr. Cullen received her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997. She was a member of the faculty at the University of Michigan until 2004. Professor Cullen is a public finance economist whose primary research interests are the economics of education, intergovernmental relations, and social insurance programs. Her research has been published in leading journals, such as Econometrica, Journal of Public Economics, and Review of Economics and Statistics. She is currently a coeditor at the Journal of Human Resources, an associate editor at the Journal of Public Economics, and serves on several other editorial boards as well as the National Science Foundation Economics Advisory Panel.

Discipline: Economics
		

Cybelle Fox Ph.D.

Cohort 14 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Dr. Fox received her PhD in Sociology and Social Policy from Harvard University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Economics from University of California, San Diego. Her main research interests are in race, immigration and the American welfare state. Most recently, she is the author of Three Worlds of Relief (Princeton University Press, 2012), which compares the incorporation of blacks, Mexicans, and European immigrants in the American welfare system from the Progressive Era to the New Deal.  Her work has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, American Behavioral Scientist, Sociology of Education, Political Science Quarterly, and Sociological Methods and Research. She is also co-author of Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings (Basic Books, 2004).

Discipline: Sociology
		

Susan M. Giaimo Doctorate

Cohort 1 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Biomedical Sciences
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Dr. Giaimo received her Doctorate in Political Science from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Giaimo's research and teaching interests comprise comparative politics of advanced industrial societies, comparative public policy, comparative political economy, and health care politics and policy. She taught in the political science department at MIT.

Dr. Giaimo’s latest book is Reforming Health Care in the United States, Germany, and South Africa: Comparative Perspectives on Health (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). She has also published journal articles and book chapters on comparative welfare state policies and health care politics. Dr. Giaimo has been panelist on a number of public forums on health policy, including the local PBS program 4th Street Forum and the Milwaukee Press Club. Her publications include Markets and Medicine: The Politics of Health Care Reform in Britain, Germany, and the United States (University of Michigan Press, 2002), and journal articles in Comparative Political Studies and Governance.  Her next book, Comparative Politics of Health: United States, Germany, Canada, and South Africa, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Gopi Shah Goda Ph.D.

Cohort 14 — Harvard Alumni List
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Dr. Goda received her PhD in Economics at Stanford University. She is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. Her recent research studies include an examination of retirement savings behavior in response to financial education interventions designed to educate employees about the relationship between current retirement contributions and future retirement income; the role of default options in the choice between retirement plans; and an analysis of several hypotheses that seek to explain low rates of long-term care insurance coverage by seniors, among other topics in public finance and the economics of aging.

Discipline: Economics
		

Darrick C. Hamilton Ph.D.

Cohort 8 — Yale Alumni List
Associate Professor, Economics and Urban Policy, The Milano School of International Affairs and Urban Policy
Director of Public and Urban Policy Doctoral Programs
The New School, New York, NY

Dr. Hamilton received his PhD from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1999. He is a faculty research fellow at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis at The New School, the president-elect of the National Economic Association (NEA), an associate director of the Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics Program, serving on the Board of Overseers for the General Social Survey (GSS), the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Social Observatories Coordinating Network (SOCN), the National Academies of Sciences standing committee on Future of Major NSF-Funded Social Science Surveys, senior research associate at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University, and co-principal investigator of the National Asset Scorecard in Communities of Color Project (NASCC).

Professor Hamilton is a stratification economist, whose work focuses on the causes, consequences and remedies of racial and ethnic inequality in economic and health outcomes, which includes an examination of the intersection of identity, racism, colorism, and socioeconomic outcomes.  He has authored numerous scholarly articles on socioeconomic stratification in education, marriage, wealth, homeownership, health (including mental health), and labor market outcomes.

He has written many articles/opinion-editorials, which include the translation of his research findings from academic journals to popular press publication, examples include the Atlanta Journal ConstitutionThe American Prospect, the Christian Science MonitorDissent Magazine, The New York TimesThe Huffington Post and the Washington Post. He has been cited quoted and has made many media appearances to debate social topics, discuss my research and offer insights on social policy in print and broadcast media outlets.   Finally, he has provided consultation to numerous government and not-for-profit organizations including AFL-CIO, American Human Development Project, Center for American Progress, Black Equity Alliance, CFED, Center for Social Development, Congressional Black Caucus, Council of Economic Advisors-The White House, Demos, Economic Policy Institute, Empire State Coalition of Youth and Family Services, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Food Bank of New York City, Insight: Center for Community and Economic Development, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, National Urban League, PolicyLink, SEIU, and U.S. Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Discipline: Economics
		

Ryan T. Moore Ph.D.

Cohort 17 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Assistant Professor, Department of Government
American University, Washington, DC

Dr. Moore received his PhD from the Department of Government at Harvard University. He is also serving as Senior Social Scientist fro the The LAB @ DC. he is also a Fellow of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies (CCPS). His research interest centers around statistical political methodology, with applications in American social policy. Substantively, Dr. Moore is interested in the intersection of federalism, direct democracy, and the politics of old age pensions and health care. Methodologically, he develops and implements methods for political experiments, ecological data, missing data, causal inference, and geolocated data.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Kimberly J. Morgan Ph.D.

Cohort 8 — Yale Alumni List
Professor, Department of Political Science
George Washington University, Washington, DC

Dr. Morgan received her PhD in Political Science from Princeton University. Her research focuses on the politics of social policy in the United States and Western Europe, with particular interests in family policies, health care, and immigration. Dr. Morgan  is the author of two books, Working Mothers and the Welfare State: Religion and the Politics of Work-Family Policy in Western Europe and the United States (Stanford University Press 2006) and, with Andrea Louise Campbell, The Delegated Welfare State: Medicare, Markets, and the Governance of Social Policy (Oxford University Press 2011). She is a co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of U.S. Social Policy (2014), and her articles have appeared in journals such as American Journal of Sociology, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Foreign Affairs, Politics & Society, Social Politics, and World Politics. Before joining GWU, was a post-doctoral fellow at NYU's Institute of French Studies (2000-01) and in 2008-09, Dr. Morgan was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Discipline: Political Science
		

Kathleen J. Mullen Ph.D.

Cohort 12 — Harvard Alumni List
Senior Economist, Sociology and Statistics Department
Associate Director, Economics,
RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA

Dr. Mullen received her PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago. She is also Director, RAND Center for Disability Research and Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her work addresses the economics of retirement, health, and disability, with an emphasis on the incentive effects of social insurance programs such as Social Security and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). In her research, Dr. Mullen has employed a variety of research designs applying both reduced form and structural econometric methods. She has pursued research on, among other things, the effects of SSDI receipt on labor supply; the effects of long waiting times on the subsequent labor force participation and earnings of rejected SSDI applicants; how changes in eligibility requirements affect SSDI or Social Security claiming; and the effects of changes in Social Security or disability insurance incentives in other countries on labor supply for workers at older ages, and what those findings suggest about potential evaluations of reforms in the United States.

Discipline: Economics