RAND Conference Agenda

Demography, Epidemiology and Economics of Aging

July 19-20, 2002

RAND Headquarters
Santa Monica, California

Friday, July 19, 2002

8:30 - 9:00 BREAKFAST AT RAND
9:00 - 9:30 OPENING REMARKS
9:30 - 12:30 SAVINGS BEHAVIOR: THEORETICAL MODELS AND
OBSERVED PATTERNS Christopher D. Carroll
Professor of Economics
Johns Hopkins University
Eric Engen
Federal Reserve Board Questions and Answers
12:30 - 2:00 LUNCH AT RAND
2:00 - 3:15 SPECIAL LECTURE: THE VALUE OF LIFE James Hammitt
Associate Professor of Economics and Decision Sciences
Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard School of Public Health
http://www.hcra.harvard.edu/ Questions and Answers
3:15 - 3:45 BREAK
3:45 - 5:00 AGING AND TRANSFERS: LINKS ACROSS GENERATIONS AND ACROSS COUNTRIES Ronald D. Lee
Professor of Demography and Economics
University of California, Berkeley
http://arrow.qal.berkeley.edu/~rlee
Aging and International Capital Flows
Axel Börsch-Supan

Professor of Economics
University of Mannheim
www.mea.uni-mannheim.de Questions and Answers
6:00 - 6:15 COCKTAIL HOUR
7:00 DINNER

Saturday, July 20, 2002

8:30 - 9:00 BREAKFAST AT RAND

9:00 - 12:30 SOCIAL INFLUENCES ON PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH
Deborah Carr
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Assistant Research Scientist, Population Studies Center
University of Michigan
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~carrds/ Mark Hayward
Director, Population Research Institute
Pennsylvania State University
http://athens.pop.psu.edu/CtrPRI/DirBio.cfm?PeopleID=19 Questions and Answers
12:30 - 2:00 LUNCH AT RAND
2:00 - 3:15 SPECIAL LECTURE: PHYSIOLOGY OF AN AGING MIND Immune System Effects on the Body and Mind During Aging
Rita Effros

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Elizabeth and Thomas Plott Endowed Chair in Gerontology
University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine
http://research.mednet.ucla.edu/Departments/FacultyNoframe.cfm?FacultyKey=29 Questions and Answers
3:15 - 3:45 BREAK
3:45 - 5:00 EMPLOYMENT AND RETIREMENT
AMONG THE DISABLED John Rust

Professor of Economics
University of Maryland
Thomas DeLeire
Senior Economist
Council of Economic Advisors
http://home.uchicago.edu/~tdeleire/

Questions and Answers
5:00 - 5:30 CONCLUDING REMARKS