Alice Mitchell Rivlin is the 2013 recipient of the Robert M. Ball Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Insurance. Throughout Alice Rivlin’s remarkable career in the field of economics and social insurance, she has been a forthright, steadfast, and innovative voice for informed policymaking – and for policies that promote the economic security of all Americans.

In selecting Alice Rivlin as this year’s honoree, the 2013 Ball Award Selection Committee, chaired by Bill Arnone, unanimously recognized Rivlin as one of the most distinguished and influential voices in policy dialogues on economic and fiscal issues that will shape the trajectory of social insurance. According to Chair Arnone: “After considering a number of individuals who have made and continue to make exceptional contributions to social insurance policy, research, and public understanding, it was clear to the Selection Committee that Alice Rivlin’s achievements – from serving as founding director of the Congressional Budget Office, to directing the Office of Management and Budget during the Clinton Administration, to serving on President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform – all while maintaining that social insurance plays a critical and indispensable role in the lives of all Americans and in our economy – are truly outstanding and clearly warrant recognition.”