Host: American Enterprise Institute. Every four years, the congressionally-appointed Social Security Advisory Board assembles an expert panel to evaluate how Social Security’s trustees and actuaries analyze and project the program’s long-term finances. The 2007 Technical Panel on Assumptions and Methods, chaired by former Congressional Budget Office (CBO) director Dan L. Crippen, will soon deliver its final report, which could alter views regarding the future Social Security financing shortfall and how it might be addressed. At this AEI forum, Crippen and two other members of the Technical Panel—Steven Lieberman of the Moran Company and Shripad Tuljapurkar of Stanford University—will discuss their findings and recommendations. AEI resident scholar Andrew G. Biggs and former CBO unit chief John Sabelhaus will comment. AEI visiting scholar Kent Smetters will moderate.
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