SI 2019 Aging

David M. Cutler and Jonathan S. Skinner, Organizers

July 22-24, 2019

Charles Room

Royal Sonesta Hotel, Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA

Conference Code of Conduct

Monday, July 22
10:15 am
Emily Oster, Brown University and NBER

Behavioral Feedback: Do Individual Choices Influence Scientific Results?
11:00 am
Lauren Hersch Nicholas, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Joanne Hsu, University of Michigan

The Financial Impact of Dementia: Evidence from Credit Report Data
11:45 am
Jennifer H. Kwok, University of Illinois Chicago

How Do Primary Care Physicians Influence Healthcare? Evidence on Practice Styles and Switching Costs from Medicare
12:30 pm
1:30 pm
Valentina Duque, American University
Lauren L. Schmitz, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Influence of Early-life Economic Shocks on Long-term Outcomes: Evidence from the U.S. Great Depression
2:15 pm
Hannes Schwandt, Northwestern University and NBER
Till M. von Wachter, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER

Socio-economic Decline and Death: Midlife Impacts of Graduating in a Recession
3:00 pm
3:15 pm
Mary Kaltenberg, Pace University
Adam B. Jaffe, Brandeis University and NBER
Margie Lachman, Brandeis University

Reinventing the Elder Workforce: Creative Productivity Over the Life Course Through the Lens of Patent Data
4:00 pm
Elliott Ash, ETH Zurich
W. Bentley MacLeod, Princeton University and NBER

Aging, Retirement, and High-Skill Work Performance: The Case of State Supreme Court Judges (slides)
4:45 pm
Tuesday, July 23
8:45 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:15 am
James P. Smith, RAND Corporation

Health and Retirement Studies Around the World
10:15 am
Taha Choukhmane, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER

Default Options and Retirement Saving Dynamics
11:00 am
11:15 am
John Beshears, Harvard University and NBER
James J. Choi, Yale University and NBER
David Laibson, Harvard University and NBER
Brigitte C. Madrian, Brigham Young University and NBER

Potential vs. Realized Savings Under Automatic Enrollment
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
Victor Stango, University of California at Davis
Jonathan Zinman, Dartmouth College and NBER

We are all Behavioral, More or Less: Measuring and Using Consumer-Level Behavioral Summary Statistics
1:45 pm
Changcheng Song, Singapore Management University
Haoming Liu, National University of Singapore
Shenghao Zhu, University of International Business and Economics

Intentional Bequest Motives and the Choice of Annuity
2:30 pm
2:45 pm
Alberto G. Rossi, Georgetown University
Stephen Utkus, University of Pennsylvania

Who Benefits from Robo-advising? Evidence from Machine Learning
3:30 pm
Weiling Liu, Northeastern University
Jessica Liu, Cornerstone Consulting

The Effect of Political Frictions on Long Term Care Insurance
4:15 pm
Funding for this conference was made possible, in part by R13 AG011570 from the National Institute on Aging. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Wednesday, July 24
Joint Session with Social Security
6:00 pm
Clambake at the Royal Sonesta Hotel