- New York Times The article Life Spans Shrink for Least-Educated Whites in the U.S., cites findings by CEDA members Wilmoth, Boe, and Barbieri which highlight the poor ranking of the U.S. in life expectancy.
- New Book on Population Aging Ronald Lee, Professor of Demography and Director of UC Berkeley's Center for the Economics and Demography of Aging, in collaboration with Andrew Mason, Professor of Economics, University of Hawaii at Manoa and Senior Fellow, Population and Health Studies, East-West Center, Hawaii, US, has edited a new book entitled Population Aging and the Generational Economy: A Global Perspective. This ground-breaking book provides a comprehensive analysis of changes in population age structure across the globe and their effect on the macroeconomy. The result of a seven-year research project involving over 50 economists and demographers from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States, the book draws on a new and comprehensive conceptual framework – National Transfer Accounts – to quantify the economic lifecycle and economic flows across generations. A book launch reception was held in New York on September 19, 2011. To read reviews and to order your copy of this important new work, please see the National Transfer Accounts website.
- IBER hosted the Behavioral Economics Annual Meeting (BEAM) on May 23rd and 24th, 2011, in the Wells Fargo Room of the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. Participation was by invitation only, but the conference program and conference papers are on line for the public to access. Please see http://iber.berkeley.edu/behavioral_economics_conference.
- CEDA Chair, Professor Ronald D. Lee, gives Departure Speech from the NICHD Council: January 20, 2011
Japanese Study of Aging and Retirement (JSTAR) Data Release: December 2010Data from the 1st wave of the Japanese Study of Aging and Retirement (JSTAR) is available for public use. JSTAR is designed to be highly comparable to the HRS, SHARE and ELSA studies. Shared data on Japan is quite rare, so this is an exciting development. Information about the study and application procedures for accessing the data can be found at this website:
- CEDA grant renewed for five-year cycle, 2009-2014.
- Berkeley Population Center
- Experimental Social Sciences Lab (XLab):
Pilot Research Grants for Experimental Work in Behavioral Economics Related to Aging
- News from UC Davis's P01 Group Website