Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging

Eileen Crimmins, 2014 RAND Summer Institute speaker

Photo by Diane Baldwin/RAND

RAND is pleased to announce the 23rd annual RAND Summer Institute (RSI) on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging. RSI addresses critical issues facing our aging population, and offers attendees the opportunity to connect with expert researchers in a variety of disciplines to discuss the interrelationship of health, economic, status, and public policy in the aging field.

The 2016 conference will be held July 13–14 at the RAND Corporation headquarters campus in Santa Monica, California, just after the Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists on July 11–12. The conference aims to serve as a vehicle to provide additional training to researchers new to the field of aging, and is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research.


We are pleased to confirm the participation of the following speakers at the 2016 RSI. A preliminary agenda is available.

  • Emily Agree, Johns Hopkins University
  • Daniel Benjamin, University of Southern California
  • Deborah Carr, Rutgers University
  • Ronald Lee, University of California, Berkeley
  • Robert Levenson, University of California, Berkeley
  • Brigitte Madrian, Harvard University
  • Nicole Maestas, Harvard Medical School and RAND Corporation
  • Ursula Staudinger, Columbia University


Contact: Cary Greif (

Ronald Lee was a featured speaker at the 2008 conference, with a talk on Macroeconomic Consequences of the Demographic Transition and Population Aging. Other speakers included David Blau, Anamaria Lusardi, David Laibson, James Banks, Ellen Peters, and James P. Smith.