Live Long and Prosper? The Economics of Ageing Populations

David Bloom 14 October 2019

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Contents

1) The what, so what, and now what of population ageing
David E. Bloom

Part I: Implications of Population Ageing: The 'So What'

2) Who will care for all the old people?
Finn Kydland and Nick Pretnar

3) Employment and the health burden on informal caregivers of the elderly
Jan M. Bauer and Alfonso Sousa-Poza

4) Ageing in global perspective
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

5) What do older workers want?
Nicole Maestas and Michael Jetsupphasuk

6) The flip side of "live long and prosper": Noncommunicable diseases in the OECD and their macroeconomic impact
David E. Bloom, Simiao Chen, Michael Kuhn and Klaus Prettner

7) Macroeconomic effects of ageing and healthcare policy in the United States 
Juan Carlos Conesa, Timothy J. Kehoe, Vegard M. Nygaard and Gajendran Raveendranathan

8) Global demographic changes and international capital flows
Weifeng Liu and Warwick J. McKibbin

9) Ageing into risk aversion? Implications of population ageing for the willingness to take risks
Margaret A. McConnell and Uwe Sunde

10) Life cycle origins of pre-retirement financial status: Insights from birth cohort data 
Mark McGovern

11) A longevity dividend versus an ageing society
Andrew Scott

Part II: Solutions and Policies: The 'Now What'

12) Understanding 'value for money' in healthy ageing 
Karen Eggleston

13) Healthy population ageing depends on investment in early childhood learning and development
Elizabeth Geelhoed, Phoebe George, Kim Clark and Kenneth Strahan

14) Financing health services for the Indian elderly: Aayushman Bharat and beyond
Ajay Mahal and Sanjay K. Mohanty

15) Cutting Medicare beneficiaries in on savings from managed healthcare in Medicare
Thomas G. McGuire

16) Macroeconomics and policies in ageing societies 
Andrew Mason, Sang-Hyop Lee, Ronald Lee and Gretchen Donehower

17) Population ageing and tax system efficiency 
John Laitner and Dan Silverman

18) Means-tested public pensions: Designs and impact for an ageing demographic
George Kudrna and John Piggott

19) Pension reform in Europe
Axel Börsch-Supan

20) Happiness at old ages: How to promote health and reduce the societal costs of ageing 
Maddalena Ferranna

Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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