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Stephen A. Wandner

Stephen A. Wandner

Nonresident Fellow


Stephen A. Wandner is a nonresident fellow at the Urban Institute, a senior fellow at the National Academy of Social Insurance, and a research fellow at the W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. He worked for the US Department of Labor for many years. In its Office of Unemployment Insurance, he was an actuary, director of benefit financing, and deputy director of the Office of Legislation, Research, and Actuarial Services. In the department’s Employment and Training Administration, he was director of research and demonstrations and director of strategic planning. Throughout his career, Wandner has conducted and directed research, evaluations, and policy and economic analysis. He has published more than 30 articles and has coedited and written chapters for four books dealing with unemployment insurance policy, public workforce experiments, targeting employment services, and job training. He is editing a book on unemployment insurance reform and coediting a book on the interaction of unemployment insurance and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program during the Great Recession. Wandner received his PhD in economics from Indiana University.