Guest Speaker Nadia Karamcheva on "Trends in Family Wealth, 1989 to 2013" Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. RSVP Location: Cato Institute 1000 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
Nadia Karamcheva is an economist at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in Washington DC. Prior to joining CBO, she worked as a research associate at the Urban Institute. Her research interests span a broad range of topics in labor economics and applied econometrics, with emphasis on retirement and the economics of aging. Her current work explores policy relevant topics related to Social Security, private pension plans, and labor force participation and savings behavior of older adults.
She has a Ph.D. in Economics from Boston College, an M.A. in Economics from the same university and a B.A. in Economics and Business Administration from the American University in Bulgaria.
I am a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, where my work focuses on Social Security policy. Previously I held several positions within the Social Security Administration, including Deputy Commissioner for Policy and principal Deputy Commissioner. Prior to that I was a Social Security Analyst at the Cato Institute. In 2005 I worked on Social Security reform at the White House National Economic Council, and in 2001 I was on the staff of the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security. My Bachelor's degree is from the Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland. I have Master's degrees from Cambridge University and the University of London and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science. I can be contacted at andrew.biggs @ aei.org.