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Richard V. Burkhauser

Sarah Gibson Blanding Professor of Policy Analysis

Cornell University

Richard V. Burkhauser is the Sarah Gibson Blanding Professor of Public Policy in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management and Professor in the Department of Economics, Cornell University. He is also professorial research fellow at the University of Melbourne in Australia. His professional career has focused on how public policies affect the economic behavior and well-being of vulnerable populations, e.g., older persons, people with disabilities, low-skilled workers. He has published widely on these topics in journals of demography, economics, gerontology, as well as public policy. He is currently the President of the Association of Public Policy and Management. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Associated Research Projects

UM12-14: Using the 2008 CPS-ASEC-SSA Matched Data Set to Show Who Is and Is Not Captured in the Official BLS Six-Question Sequence on Disability
UM11-02: A Causal Model of the Effect of Employer Accommodation on the Timing of Application for Social Security Disability Insurance Following the Onset of a Disability: Evidence from Employment Protection Laws
UM08-Q2: The Role of Disability Transfer Programs on the Economic Well-Being of Working-Age People with Disabilities
UM08-17: The Impact of Fatness on Disability Insurance Application by the Non-Elderly
UM06-23: Using New Measures of Fatness to Improve Estimates of Early Entry onto the OASI Rolls
UM04-08: Obesity, Disability and the Movement onto the DI and SSI Rolls
UM00-10: The Role of Social Security Transfer Programs in Protecting Older People Transitioning into Retirement and Widowhood: A Cross-National Perspective
UM99-03: Tracking the Income of Individuals Applying for Disability Insurance
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