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 25th 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 2018 conference will be held July 11–12 at the RAND Corporation headquarters campus in Santa Monica, California, just after the Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists on July 9–10. 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 final agenda is now available. Confirmed speakers include:

Jay Bhattacharyya, Stanford University
Kathleen Cagney, University of Chicago
Courtney Coile, NBER and Wellesley College
William Dow, University of California, Berkeley
Irma Elo, University of Pennsylvania
Vicki Freedman, University of Michigan
John Haaga, National Institute on Aging
Pamela Herd, University of Wisconsin
Kenneth Langa, University of Michigan
Robert Levenson, University of California, Berkeley
Angela O’Rand, Duke University
James M. Poterba, National Bureau of Economic Research and MIT
Jenny Wilkens, 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