Economics of Aging Program Meeting

Kathleen M. McGarry and Jonathan S. Skinner, Organizers

March 24, 2023

Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, MA, and Zoom

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, March 23
7:00 pm
Dinner, The Royal Sonesta Hotel
Friday, March 24
9:00 am
Jonathan Gruber, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Jetson Leder-Luis, Boston University and NBER
David H. Howard, Emory University
Theodore Caputi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dying or Lying? For-Profit Hospices and End of Life Care
9:45 am
Abhijit Banerjee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Esther Duflo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Erin Grela, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Madeline McKelway, Dartmouth College
Frank Schilbach, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Garima Sharma, Princeton University
Girija Vaidyanathan, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Depression and Loneliness Among the Elderly Poor
10:30 am
10:50 am
Mark Shepard, Harvard University and NBER
Myles Wagner, Ohio State University

Reducing Ordeals through Automatic Enrollment: Evidence from a Health Insurance Exchange
11:35 am
Gopi Shah Goda, Stanford University and NBER
Matthew Levy, London School of Economics
Colleen Flaherty Manchester, University of Minnesota
Aaron Sojourner, W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Joshua Tasoff, Claremont Graduate University
Jiusi Xiao, Claremont Graduate University

Are Retirement Planning Tools Substitutes or Complements to Financial Capability?
12:20 pm
1:10 pm
Session on Social Security Claiming Behavior
Svetlana Pashchenko, University of Georgia
Ponpoje Porapakkarm, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (Tokyo)

Accounting for Social Security Claiming Behavior
Kathleen McKiernan, Vanderbilt University
Neha Bairoliya, University of Southern California

Revisiting Retirement and Social Security Claiming Decisions
David Altig, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Boston University and NBER
Victor Yifan Ye, Opendoor Technologies

How Much Lifetime Social Security Benefits Are Americans Leaving on the Table? (slides)
2:40 pm