Comparing Proposals for Social Security Reform

Policy Reports | Social Security

No. 227
Wednesday, September 01, 1999
by Liqun Liu and Andrew J. Rettenmaier

About the Authors

Dr. Andrew J. Rettenmaier is a Research Associate at the Private Enterprise Research Center at Texas A&M University. His primary research areas are labor economics and public policy economics. Dr. Rettenmaier and the Center's Director, Thomas R. Saving, have presented their Medicare Reform proposal to U.S. Senate Subcommittees and to the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare. Their proposal has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New England Journal of Medicine, Houston Chronicle and Dallas Morning News. Dr. Rettenmaier is the co-principal investigator on several research grants and also serves as the editor of the Center's two newsletters, PERCspectives on POLICY and PERCspectives. He is co-author of a book on Medicare, The Economics of Medicare Reform, and is an editor of Medicare Reform: Issues and Answers, which is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press.

Dr. Liqun Liu is an Assistant Research Scientist at the Private Enterprise Research Center. His primary research areas are taxation analysis and evaluation of government expenditures. His current focus is on the effects of reforming elderly entitlements. Dr. Liu serves as an investigator on several research grants at PERC. He has papers published or accepted for publication in National Tax Journal, Economic Inquiry, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, and Review of Economic Design. He has also served as a referee for Economic Inquiry and has presented his research at many academic and public policy conferences.

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