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 24th 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 2017 conference will be held July 12–13 at the RAND Corporation headquarters campus in Santa Monica, California, just after the Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists on July 10–11. 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.


A preliminary agenda is available. The following speakers have confirmed for the 2017 Workshop on Aging:

John T. Cacioppo, The University of Chicago

Mark Duggan, Stanford University

David Grabowski, Harvard Medical School

Pamela Herd, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Robert Levenson, University of California, Berkeley

Nicole Maestas, Harvard Medical School

Kathleen McGarry, University of California, Los Angeles

Philip Pantoja, RAND Corporation

Jennifer Wilkins, University of Southern California


Contact: Cary Greif (

2008 Demography, Economics, and Epidemiology of Aging Conference

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.

View the 2008 Conference Videos