Thursday, November 4, 2010

Savings and retirement forum event: “Healthy Life Expectancy”

Event: Nov. 9 — "Healthy Life Expectancy"

On Tuesday, November 9, 2010, the Savings and Retirement Forum will be held at the American Action Forum, 1401 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005 [Directions to AAF], at 8:30 a.m.

Seth Richards-Shubik, Ph.D., will present "Healthy Life Expectancy by Education: Estimates and Implications for Retirement Age Policy." His research focuses on two themes within health economics. One area is network effects in health behaviors and medical decision-making, with related work on broader informational issues such as advertising. The other area is health disparities in the U.S., which includes work on the determinants of educational differences in mortality and the role of medical innovation in the growth of the racial gap in infant mortality.

If you plan on coming please RSVP. Coffee, juice, and pastries will be served. Please feel free to pass this along to others who you feel might be interested in attending.

The purpose of the Forum is to bring together academics, interested industry professionals, policy wonks, and government staffers who work on issues related to Social Security, pensions, savings, and general retirement issues for a monthly seminar and an annual half-day conference. More information is available at

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