Demography, Epidemiology and Economics of Aging

2015 Conference Agenda

July 8–9, 2015
RAND Headquarters
Santa Monica, California

Wednesday, July 8

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.

Kathleen Mullen, Director, RAND Summer Institute Workshop on Aging

9:00 – 10:20 a.m.

Ronald Lee, University of California, Berkeley

Trends and Implications of Population Aging

10:20 – 10:40 a.m.

Break

10:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Samuel H. Preston, University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences

The Demography of Longevity and Old Age Mortality

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Orla Hayden, RAND

Optional Presentation: RAND HRS

1:30 – 2:50 p.m.

Linda J. Waite, University of Chicago

2:50 – 3:10 p.m.

Break

3:10 – 4:30 p.m.

Norbert Schwarz, University of Southern California

Embodiment and Metaphors in Judgment and Decision Making

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Inaugural Richard Suzman Memorial Lecture

Daniel McFadden, University of California, Berkeley

Consumer, Heal Thyself! The Efficacy of Consumer-Directed Health Care

5:30 p.m.

Adjourn

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Reception and Dinner at Shutters on the Beach Hotel

Thursday, July 9

8:15 – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

9:00 – 10:20 a.m.

Daniel Benjamin, University of Southern California

Children's Self Control and their Adult Economic Outcomes

10:20 – 10:40 a.m.

Break

10:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Axel Bӧrsch-Supan, Max-Planck-Institute for Social Law and Social Policy

The Macroeconomics of Population Aging: Growth? Deflation? Public Policy!

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Drystan Phillips, University of Southern California

Optional Presentation: Gateway to Global Aging Data

1:30 – 2:50 p.m.

Robert Levenson, University of California, Berkeley

2:50 – 3:10 p.m.

Break

3:10 – 4:30 p.m.

Deborah Carr, Rutgers University

4:30 p.m.

Adjourn