Senior economist Marcus Dillender was recently elected as a member of the prestigious National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI). Dillender is part of a class of 45 distinguished social science experts elected to the Academy this year.
According to the Academy's press release
The Academy advances solutions to challenges facing the nation by increasing public understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security. This mission encompasses established social insurance programs – Workers’ Compensation, Unemployment Insurance, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid – as well as related policy areas, including long-term services and supports, paid leave, other social assistance programs, and private employee benefits.
"This year's newly-elected Academy Members are among our country's leading reformers, doers, and creative thinkers. Their work focuses on the practical challenges of how we protect each other when faced with life's financial and health hardships that are difficult to handle alone. In addition to longstanding programs like Social Security, Medicare and unemployment insurance, they also address how we tackle increasingly important issues, such as paid family leave." – Shaun O’Brien, Membership Committee Chair
Dillender joins Upjohn Institute president Randall Eberts, vice president Susan Houseman, senior economist Christopher O'Leary, senior economist emeritus H. Allan Hunt, and research fellow Stephen Wandner as members of the Academy.