2010 Demography, Epidemiology and Economics of Aging Conference Program

Demography, Epidemiology and Economics of Aging

July 14–15, 2010

RAND Headquarters
Santa Monica, California

Note: Schedule is preliminary and subject to change.

Wednesday, July 14th

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.


8:45 – 9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Julie Zissimopoulos, Senior Economist, RAND Corporation; Director, Postdoctoral Training Program in the Study of Aging

Michael Hurd, Senior Economist, RAND Corporation; Director,Center for the Study of Aging

Chairperson: Peter Huckfeldt, Associate Economist, RAND Corporation

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

David Cutler, Harvard University

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Maxine Weinstein, Georgetown University

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.


1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Philip Pantoja, RAND Corporation

Complementing the Health and Retirement Study: RAND Versions of HRS Data (this workshop is optional)

Chairperson: Gema Zamarro, Associate Economist, RAND Corporation

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

James Fowler, University of California, San Diego

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.


3:45 – 5:15 p.m.

Robert Levenson, University of California, Berkeley

See me, feel me, heal me: Empathy in normal aging and in dementia

Loss of Cells—Loss of Self: Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration and Human Emotion

5:00 p.m.


6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Banquet, Shutters on the Beach

Thursday, July 15th

8:15 – 9:00 a.m.


Chairperson: Kathleen Mullen, Associate Economist, RAND Corporation

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Art Kramer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Brigitte Madrian, Harvard University

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.


Chairperson: Jenny Liu, NIA Postdoctoral Fellow in the Study of Aging, RAND Corporation

1:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Axel Börsch-Supan, University of Mannheim

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.


3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Paul Schultz, Yale University

Gender and Generational Consequences of a Family Planning and Maternal-Child Health Program in Bangladesh: Evidence from a Quasi Social Experiment. 1977-1996

PDF Gender and Generational Consequences of a Health and Family Planning Program: A Quasi Experiment in Matlab, Bangladesh

Note: This is not a RAND document.

4:30 p.m.