Social Security

Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey R. Brown is the Dean of the College of Business and Josef and Margot Lakonishok Professor of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the Illinois faculty, Dr. Brown was an assistant professor of public policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. During 2001-2002, he served as Senior Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers, where he focused primarily on Social Security, pension reform, and terrorism risk insurance.

Eric Patashnik

Eric M. Patashnik is the Julis-Rabinowitz Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Political Science, and Incoming Director of the Public Policy Program at Brown University. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. His most recent book is Reforms at Risk: What Happens After Major Policy Changes Are Enacted (Princeton University Press, 2008). Patashnik is also the author of Putting Trust in the U.S. Budget: Federal Trust Funds and the Politics of Commitment (Cambridge University Press, 2000) and co-editor (with Alan S.