RAND Conference Program

Demography, Epidemiology and Economics of Aging

15th Anniversary Gala
July 8-9, 2009

RAND Headquarters
Santa Monica, California


Note: Speakers are preliminary and are subject to change.


Wednesday, July 8th

8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Christina Paxson, Princeton University

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Break

10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

Eileen Crimmins, University of Southern California

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

David Laibson, Harvard University & NBER

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Ronald Lee, University of California, Berkeley & Andrew Mason, University of Hawaii

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Linda Waite, University of Chicago

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Break

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

Linda Martin, RAND and Robert Schoeni, University of Michigan

Trends in Health of Older Adults—Past, Present, Future

Why is late-life disability declining? From The Milbank Quarterly

Chronic conditions and the decline in late-life disability. From Demography

Health and functioning of the Baby Boom approaching 60. From The Journals of Gerontology

Note: Accessing the above documents may require searching or subscription with their respective journal sites.

4:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Jinkook Lee, RAND; Arie Kapteyn, RAND & Julie Newell, RAND

Harmonizing Multi-Country Data Sets

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Banquet, Shutters on the Beach

Thursday, July 9th

8:15 - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Robert Hauser, University of Wisconsin-Madison & David Weir, University of Michigan

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Break

10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

Arie Kapteyn, RAND

International Perspectives on Aging

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.

Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

David Wise, Harvard University & NBER

Facilitating Longer Working Lives: International Evidence on Why, How, and Excuses

12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Lunch

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

James Smith, RAND

SES and Health

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

Dana Goldman, RAND

Medical Technology and Comparative Effectiveness

4:15 – 4:30 p.m.

Wrap up and concluding remarks