RAND Conference Program

Demography, Epidemiology and Economics of Aging

July 15-16, 2005

RAND Headquarters
Santa Monica, California


July 15th, 2005

8:00 - 8:30am

Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00am

Introductions and opening remarks

Julie Zissimopoulos, Economist, RAND Corporation
Michael Hurd, Senior Economist, RAND Corporation and Director, Center for the Study of Aging


Chairperson:   Adeline Delavande, Associate Economist, RAND Corporation


9:00 - 10:30am

Laura Carstensen, Stanford University

Aging, Motivation and the Positivity Effect

10:30 - 11:00am

Break


Chairperson:   Susann Rohwedder, Associate Economist, RAND Corporation


11:00 - 12:30pm

Jack McArdle, University of Virginia

Longitudinal Studies of the Dynamics of Cognition in the Health & Retirement Study

12:30 - 2:00pm

Lunch


Chairperson:   Nicole Maestas, Associate Economist, RAND Corporation


2:00 - 3:15pm

Robert Wallace, The University of Iowa College of Public Health

Assessing Health Status in Older Persons: Special Issues and Challenges

3:15 - 3:45pm

Break


Chairperson:   Julie Zissimopoulos, Economist, RAND Corporation


3:45 - 5:00pm

Douglas Ewbank, University of Pennsylvania

5:00pm

Adjourn

6:00 - 9:00pm

Dinner at Monsoon


July 16th, 2005

8:30 - 9:00am

Breakfast


Chairperson:   Ryan Edwards, NIA Postdoctoral Fellow in the Study of Aging, RAND Corporation


9:00 - 10:30am

Robert Levenson, University of California, Berkeley

Emotion and Age: Normal Development and Vanishing Neurons

10:30 - 11:00am

Break


Chairperson:   Ryan Edwards, NIA Postdoctoral Fellow in the Study of Aging, RAND Corporation


11:00 - 12:30pm

Emmett Keeler, RAND Corporation

Cost Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Approaches to Valuing Health Gains

PDFPresentation: "Valuing Health"

Circular A-4: Regulatory Analysis

Willingness to Pay for a Quality-adjusted Life Year: In Search of a Standard

Note: For copies of these papers, please contact Diana Malouf.

12:30 - 2:00pm

Lunch


Chairperson:   Takashi Yamashita, NIA Postdoctoral Fellow in the Study of Aging, RAND Corporation


2:00 - 3:15pm

Richard Burkhauser, Cornell

Disability Policy Research: What We Know and What We Would Like to Know

Daly, Mary C. and Richard V. Burkhauser. "The Supplemental Security Income Program." In Robert Moffitt (ed.), Means Tested Transfer Programs in the United States. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press for the NBER, (2003), pp.79-140.

Bound, John and Richard V. Burkhauser. "Economic Analysis of Transfer Programs Targeted on People with Disabilities." In Orley C. Ashenfelter and David Card (eds.), Handbook of Labor Economics. Volume 3C. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science, (1999), pp. 3417-3528.

Note: For advanced copies of these papers, please contact Diana Malouf.

3:15 - 3:45pm

Break


Chairperson:   Takashi Yamashita, NIA Postdoctoral Fellow in the Study of Aging, RAND Corporation


3:45 - 5:00pm

Jonathan Skinner, Dartmouth College

A New View of Technology Growth in Health Care

PDFTechnology Adoption from Hybrid Corn to Beta Blockers


Note: This is not a RAND document.

5:00 - 5:30pm

Closing remarks

5:30pm

Adjourn