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Montreal Series: CIRANO-CIREQ-RSI-CREEi 2022 Workshop on the Economics of Ageing

CIRANO

From Thursday 28 Apr 2022 at 8:30AM
To Friday 29 Apr 2022 at 12:30PM

Old age is often associated with lower income and labour supply, and with higher medical and long-term care needs. As population ages, this creates challenges both for society and individuals, some of which (especially related to long-term care) have been reinforced with the recent pandemic. For society, rising pension spending and health and long-term care demand puts strain on public finances and health care systems, making the need to design efficient policies more urgent. Individuals and their families must often struggle with achieving sufficient savings, balancing work and care for the elderly, and deciding the right time to retire, the right type of care to use and the right risk-management products to cope with longevity, medical and long-term care risks.

As part of the « Montreal Series on the Economy of Aging », the conference on the economy of aging took place on April 28 and 29. It was an open academic event that gathered international and national scientists studying the economics of ageing. It focused on applied work related to ageing, inclusive of the following general themes:

  • the evaluation of public programs and policies for the elderly and their caregivers
  • the provision of medical and long-term care services
  • savings, insurance and portfolio choices in retirement
  • intergenerational time and monetary transfers
  • labour supply and retirement behaviours
  • the labour market consequences of ageing
  • the macroeconomic consequences of population ageing

 

 Online Registration → Click here 

Naoki Aizawa

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison and faculty research Fellow, NBER.

Broad Area: Applied Microeconomics (Public/Health/Labor)

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John Bailey Jones

John Bailey Jones is vice president of microeconomic analysis in the Research Department. 
Jones' principal research areas are applied macroeconomics and structural econometrics. His research interests include life-cycle consumption and labor supply, health economics, dynamic investment decisions, and fiscal policy.

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Martin B. Hackmann

Martin Hackmann is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California Los Angeles, a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a CESifo research network member, and a faculty affiliate of the California Center for Population Research at UCLA. Professor Hackmann’s research specializes in topics in industrial organization and health economics.

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Ami Ko

Ami Ko is an Assistant Professor of Economics, specializing in public and health economics. Her research develops and estimates economic models to analyze the demand for and the provision health care products/services including long-term care insurance and health insurance in the ACA marketplaces.

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Karen Kopecky

Karen Kopecky is a research economist and adviser on the macroeconomics team in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Her major field of study is macroeconomics with particular interests in public finance, insurance markets, retirement, health, and computational methods for macroeconomic modeling.

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Minjoon Lee

Minjoon Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Carleton University. Holding a Ph. D. in Economics from the University of Michigan, his research fields are macroeconomics, household finance, and computational economics.

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Cormac O’Dea

Cormac O’Dea is an Assistant Professor at the Yale University Economics Department, Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Fellow of the Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Svetlana Pashchenko

Svetlana Pashchenko is an assistant professor at the Department of Economics of the Terry College of Business, University of Georgia.

Research Interests: Macroeconomics, Public Economics and Health economic policy.

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Program

Thursday, April 28
8:30 - 9:00
Breakfast
Thursday, April 28
9:00 - 10:00
“The Lifetime Costs of Bad Health”
Svetlana Pashchenko, Panos Margaris
Thursday, April 28
10:00 - 11:00
“How Important Is Health Inequality for Lifetime Earnings Inequality?”
Karen Kopecky, Raquel Fonseca
Thursday, April 28
11:00 - 11:30
Break
Thursday, April 28
11:30 - 12:30
“Cognitive Decline, Limited Awareness, Imperfect Agency, and Financial Well-being”
Minjoon Lee, Daniel Barczyk
Thursday, April 28
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch
Thursday, April 28
14:00 - 15:00
“Why Do Couples and Singles Save During Retirement?”
John Bailey Jones, Minjoon Lee
Thursday, April 28
15:00 - 16:00
“Who Benefits from Retirement Saving Incentives in the U.S.? Evidence on Racial Gaps in Retirement Wealth Accumulation”
Cormac O’Dea, Franca Glenzer
Thursday, April 28
17:30 - 0:00
Conference dinner (by invitation)
Friday, April 29
8:30 - 9:00
Breakfast
Friday, April 29
9:00 - 10:00
“General Equilibrium Effects of Insurance Expansions: Evidence from Long-Term Care Labor Markets”
Martin B. Hackmann, Pierre-Carl Michaud
Friday, April 29
10:00 - 11:00
“Firm Accommodation and the Design of Social Insurance: Evidence from Return to Work after Workplace Disability”
Naoki Aizawa, Todd Morris
Friday, April 29
11:00 - 11:20
Break
Friday, April 29
11:20 - 12:20
“Marital Transitions, Housing, and Long-Term Care in Old Age”
Ami Ko, Bertrand Achou
Friday, April 29
12:20 - 12:30
Closing Words

Location


1130 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC H3A 2M8, Canada