Harvard Pop Center faculty member David Bloom, PhD, and associate director David Canning, PhD, have co-authored a paper published in the journal Dædalus that suggest we need to change the current institutional and social arrangements in response to aging populations and shifting demographics.
What’s the best age at which to retire? This question is certainly a current hot topic. David Canning, who co-directs the Pop Center, and David Bloom, head of the Program on the Global Demography of Aging, have developed a new model for predicting the optimal age of retirement and have published their work in The Scandinavian Journal of Economics. Their model predicts continuing declines in the optimal retirement age, despite rising life expectancy, provided the rate of real wage growth remains as high as in the last century.
Pop Center faculty members, David Bloom and David Canning, and PGDA fellows, Isabel Gunther and Sebastian Linnemayr, analyze the role of mortality expectations on population growth in their paper, “Fertility Choice, Mortality Expectations, and Interdependent Preferences An Empirical Analysis“.
Antares, a collaboration between the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Business School and co-directed by David Bloom, Pop Center faculty member, explores ways to combine health services to the poor with financially sustainable business models. Read more …