Stevenson named to the National Academy of Social Insurance

January 12, 2022

Recognizing her outstanding contributions to social insurance and related policy areas, the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) has approved the election of Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, to the Academy. She is one of 48 experts approved by the NASI Board of Directors this year. 

NASI is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to understanding how social insurance—systems that help workers and families pool risks to avoid loss of income due to illness, disability, unemployment, etc.—contributes to economic security.

“We’re thrilled to welcome this new cohort of social insurance experts to the Academy’s membership. Together, they bring an expansive base of knowledge across topics critical to the social insurance field and will help elevate the Academy’s mission to strengthen social insurance and improve economic security in this country,” said Robert Espinoza, chair of the Membership Committee.

Stevenson joins the Academy’s 1,200+ active members, including former Associate Dean Paula Lantz. Elected NASI members have distinguished themselves by improving the quality of research, administration, or policymaking in an area of social insurance. As members, they also make significant contributions to the Academy’s research, education, and leadership development initiatives by volunteering their time on study panels, committees, and more.

Read the NASI press release here.

About the National Academy of Social Insurance

Since the National Academy of Social Insurance was founded in 1986, it has provided rigorous inquiry and insights into the functioning of our nation’s social insurance programs – Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance, and Workers’ Compensation. Now comprised of over 1,200 of the nation’s top experts in social insurance and related policies and programs, the Academy studies how social insurance will meet the changing needs of American families, employees, and employers. The Academy also looks at new frontiers for social insurance, including areas of uninsured or underinsured economic risks. Visit to learn more.