RAND Conference Program

Demography, Epidemiology and Economics of Aging


Note: Speakers are preliminary and are subject to change.


Friday July 14, 2006

8:00 - 8:45am

Breakfast

8:45 - 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: Pierre-Carl Michaud, RAND Corporation

9:00 - 10:30am

Samuel Preston, University of Pennsylvania

Why Do Populations Age or Grow Younger?

PDFDemographic Conditions Responsible for Population Aging

Note: This is not a RAND document.

10:30 - 11:00am

Break

11:00 - 12:30pm

Alberto Palloni, University of Wisconsin

Health and Mortality Differentials Among Adults: Does Selection Matter?

PDFEarly Childhood Health, Reproduction of Economic Inequalities and the Persistence of Health and Mortality Differentials

Note: This is not a RAND document.

12:30 - 2:00pm

Lunch

1:15 - 1:45pm

Presentation on RAND HRS Data Files (this workshop is optional)

Philip Pantoja, RAND

Chairperson: Susann Rohwedder, RAND Corporation

2:00 - 3:15pm

Axel Börsch-Supan, University of Mannheim

Global Aging: Macroeconomic Challenges and Microeconomic Answers

PDFReforming the German Public Pension System

PDFWhat are NDC Pension Systems? What Do They Bring to Reform Strategies?

Note: These are not RAND documents.

3:15 - 3:45pm

Break

3:45 - 5:00pm

Ronald Lee, University of California, Berkeley

Population Aging and Intergenerational Transfers: Introducing Age into National Accounts

PDFCharting the Economic Life Cycle

PDFPopulation Aging and Intergenerational Transfers

PDFDemographic Change, Welfare, and Intergenerational Transfers: A Global Overview

Note: These are not RAND documents.

5:00pm

Adjourn

6:00 - 9:00pm

Dinner at La serenata de Garibaldi

Saturday July 15, 2006

8:30 - 9:00am

Breakfast

Chairperson: Raquel Fonseca, RAND Corporation

9:00 - 10:30am

Malcolm Pike, University of Southern California

10:30 - 11:00am

Break

11:00am - 12:30pm

Norbert Schwarz, University of Michigan

Aging and Self-Reports: Age Sensitive Context Effects and the Perils of Cohort Comparisons

PDFSelf Reports: How the Questions Shape the Answers

PDFCognition, Aging, and Self-Reports

Note: These are not RAND documents.

12:30 - 2:00pm

Lunch

Chairperson: Nicole Maestas, RAND Corporation

2:00 - 3:15pm

David Laibson, Harvard University

Behavioral Economics: Intertemporal Choice and Retirement Planning

PDFSuggested Reading List

Note: This is not a RAND document.

3:15 - 3:45pm

Break

3:45 - 5:00pm

William Gale, Brookings Institution

5:00 - 5:30pm

Closing remarks

5:30pm

Adjourn