Andrew G. Biggs is AEI resident scholar. Previously he was the principal deputy commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA), where he oversaw SSA's policy research efforts and led the agency's participation in the Social Security Trustees working group. Andrew Biggs has investigated the trade-offs involved in meeting Social Security's projected budgetary shortfalls. In 2005 he worked on Social Security reform at the White House National Economic Council and in 2001 was on the staff of the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security. At AEI he will draw on micro and macroeconomic analysis, financial and behavioral economics, and research into public opinion and political institutions to analyze reforms to improve the effectiveness and long-range solvency of the Social Security program.