Stephanie Rennane

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Associate Economist
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Ph.D. in economics, University of Maryland; M.A. in economics, University of Maryland; B.A. in economics, University of Michigan


Stephanie Rennane is an associate economist at the RAND Corporation. Her research primarily analyzes the design of social insurance and impacts on labor and health outcomes. At RAND, Rennane studies disability policy and health topics in a variety of populations and policy settings. Her current work includes several studies analyzing labor market outcomes for workers’ compensation beneficiaries in California and Oregon. Rennane also has ongoing work related to the joint Department of Defense/Department of Veterans Affairs disability evaluation system. Some other recent projects include studies related to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), including studying interactions between Social Security and family caregiving, and understanding the impact of the online SSDI application on application transaction costs. Rennane holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in economics from the University of Michigan.

Selected Publications

Stephanie Rennane, "A Double Safety Net? Understanding Interactions Between Disability Benefits, Formal Assistance, and Family Support," Journal of Health Economics, 69(1), 2020

Andrew Foote, Michel Grosz, and Stephanie Rennane, "The Effect of Lower Transaction Costs on Social Security Disability Insurance Application Rates and Participation," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 38(1), 2019

Nicole Maestas, Kathleen Mullen and Stephanie Rennane, "Unmet Need for Workplace Accommodation," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 38(4), 2019

Zachary Morris and Stephanie Rennane, "Functional Limitations and Employment among Disability Benefit Recipients with Musculoskeletal Conditions: A Mediation Analysis," Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 50(1), 2019

Michael Dworsky, Denise D. Quigley, Stephanie Rennane and Madeline B. Doyle, Evaluation of the Return to Work Fund in California's Workers' Compensation System: Performance to Date and Options for Modification, RAND (RR-2548), 2018

Mark Duggan, Melissa S. Kearney, and Stephanie Rennane "The Supplemental Security Income Program," in Robert A. Moffitt, Economics of Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, Volume II, University of Chicago Press, 2016