RAND Conference Program

Demography, Epidemiology and Economics of Aging

July 13-14, 2007

RAND Headquarters
Santa Monica, California

Note: Speakers are preliminary and are subject to change.

Friday July 13, 2007

8:00 - 8:30 A.M.


8:30 - 8:50 A.M.

Introductions and opening remarks

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

8:50 - 9:00 A.M.

Georgeanne Patmios, NIH, Acting Branch Chief, Population and Social Processes Branch

Overview of the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging

Chairperson: Amy Rauer, NIA Postdoctoral Fellow in the Study of Aging, RAND Corporation

9:00 - 10:30 A.M.

Robert Levenson, University of California, Berkeley

10:30 - 11:00 A.M.


11:00 - 12:30 P.M.

Donald Cox, Boston College

Evolutionary Biology, Family Economics, and Aging

PDFBiological Basics and the Economics of the Family

Note: This is not a RAND document.

12:30 - 2:00 P.M.


1:15 - 1:45 P.M.

Philip Pantoja, RAND Corporation

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

Chairperson: Maggie Weden, Associate Social Scientist, RAND Corporation

2:00 - 3:15 P.M.

David Barker, University of Southampton, UK & Oregon Health and Science University

The Developmental Origins of Age-Related Disease

3:15 - 3:45 P.M.


3:45 - 5:00 P.M.

Michael Hurd, RAND

Subjective Probabilities in Household Surveys: Measurement and Empirical Properties

5:00 P.M.


6:00 - 9:00 P.M.

Dinner at La Serenata de Garibaldi

Saturday July 14, 2007

8:30 - 9:00 A.M.


Chairperson: Allen Li, Associate Social Scientist, RAND Corporation

9:00 - 10:30 A.M.

John Cacioppo, University of Chicago

The Social Isolation Epidemic

10:30 - 11:00 A.M.


11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Laurence Kotlikoff, Boston University

Is All Conventional Financial Advice Wrong?

PDFIs Conventional Financial Planning Good for Your Financial Health?

Note: This is not a RAND document.

12:30 - 1:30 P.M.


Chairperson: Emma Aguila, Associate Economist, RAND Corporation

1:30 - 2:45 P.M.

Alan Gustman, Dartmouth College

The Work and Retirement Behavior of Older Americans

PDFEconomics of Retirement

PDFProjecting Behavioral Responses to the Next Generation of Retirement Policie

Note: These are not RAND documents.

2:45 - 3:00 P.M.


3:00 - 4:15 P.M.

Paul J. Zak, Claremont Graduate University

Aging and the neurobiology of social behaviors

4:15 - 4:30 P.M.

Closing remarks

4:30 P.M.