RAND Conference Agenda

Demography, Epidemiology and Economics of Aging

July 13-15, 2001

RAND Headquarters
Santa Monica, California

Friday, July 13, 2001

8:30 - 9:00 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AT RAND
9:00 - 9:30 OPENING REMARKS AND INTRODUCTIONS
SESSION I: HEALTH INEQUALITIES
9:30 - 10:45 HEALTH AND WEALTH
Dan McFadden, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley
10:45 - 11:15 BREAK
11:15 - 12:30 SOCIAL INEQUALITIES IN HEALTH: DISENTANGLING THE UNDERLYING MECHANISMS
Noreen Goldman, Ph.D.
Princeton University
12:30 - 2:00 LUNCH AT RAND
SESSION II: AGING AND COGNITION
2:00 - 3:15 THE AGING MIND
Laura Carstensen, Ph.D.
Stanford University
3:15 - 3:45 BREAK
3:45 - 5:00 COGNITION AND WEALTH: THE IMPORTANCE OF PROBABILISTIC THINKING
Bob Willis, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
6:15 - 7:15 COCKTAIL HOUR
7:30 DINNER at MONSOON

Saturday, July 14, 2001

8:30 - 9:00 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AT RAND
SESSION III: HEALTHY AGING

9:00 - 10:15
THE INTEGRATIVE SCIENCE OF HEALTHY AGING
Carol Ryff, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin
10:15 - 10:45 BREAK
10:45 - 12:00 BIOTECHNOLOGY AND THE BURDEN OF AGE-RELATED DISEASES
Robert Fogel, Ph.D.

University of Chicago

12:00 - 1:30 LUNCH AT RAND
SESSION IV: INEQUALITY AND HEALTH
1:30 - 2:45 HEALTH, INCOME, AND INCOME INEQUALITY
Angus Deaton, Ph.D.

Princeton University
2:45 - 3:15 BREAK
3:15 - 4:30 INEQUALITY AND DIFFERENTIAL WELL-BEING: BIOCULTURAL PATHWAYS
Carol Worthman, Ph.D.
Emory University
  EVENING ON YOUR OWN

Sunday, July 15, 2001

8:30 - 9:00 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AT RAND
SESSION V: SAVING

9:00 - 10:15
NEW DATA FOR UNDERSTANDING SAVING
Arie Kapteyn, Ph.D.
RAND
10:15 - 10:45 BREAK
10:45 - 12:00 AGING WITH GRACE. FINDINGS FROM THE NUN STUDY
David Snowdon, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky
12:00 - 1:00 CLOSING COMMENTS AND LUNCH AT RAND