Sunday, November 20 / 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Session 219
Public Finance and the U.S. welfare state

Chair: Vanessa Williamson, Brookings Institution
Discussant: Vanessa Williamson, Brookings Institution

1. Social Insurance Programs and Later-Life Mortality: Evidence from New Deal Relief SpendingHamid Noghanibehambari, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Michal Engelman, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

2. Nixon’s Vat: The Rise and Fall of the 1970s National Value-Added Tax to Fund EducationAjay Mehrotra, American Bar Foundation and Northwestern University.

3. The Retirement Income of the Prime Working AgedDaniel Thompson, U.S. Census Bureau.

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