James P Smith

Chair in Labor Markets and Demographic Studies, RAND Corporation

James P Smith holds the RAND Chair in Labor Markets and Demographic Studies and received his Ph.D in Economics from the University of Chicago. He has led numerous projects, including studies of immigration, the economics of aging, wealth accumulation and savings behavior, the implications of early life conditions for latter life SES and Health, and the interrelation of health and economic status around the world.

Dr. Smith currently serves as the Chair of the NIA Data Monitoring Committee for HRS and is a Scientific Adviser for the many of the HRS type surveys around the world in Europe and Asia including the English Longitudinal Survey of Aging. Smith is a two time recipient of a National Institutes of Health MERIT Award. He received the Ulysses Medal from University College Dublin in 2009.

CEPR Policy Research


  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey