Analyses in the Economics of Aging / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$88.63
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $94.95
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 2%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (2) from $94.95   
  • New (2) from $94.95   

Overview


Analyses in the Economics of Aging summarizes a massive amount of new research on several popular and less-examined topics pertaining to the relationship between economics and aging. Among the many themes explored in this volume, considerable attention is given to new research on retirement savings, the cost and efficiency of medical resources, and the predictors of health events.

The volume begins with a discussion of the risks and merits of 401(k) plans. Subsequent chapters present recent analysis of the growth of Medicare costs; the different aspects of disability; and the evolution of health, wealth, and living arrangements over the life course. Keeping with the global tradition of previous volumes, Analyses in the Economics of Aging also includes comparative studies on savings behavior in Italy, the Netherlands, and the United States; an examination of household savings among different age groups in Germany; and a chapter devoted to population aging and the plight of widows in India.

Carefully compiled and containing some of the most cutting-edge research and analysis available, this volume should be of interest to any specialist or policymaker concerned with ongoing changes in savings and retirement behaviors.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author


David A. Wise is the John F. Stambaugh Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is also the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, director of the NBER Program on Aging, and coeditor or editor of several volumes, including, most recently, Perspectives on the Economics of Aging.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


Introduction
David A. Wise

1. Utility Evaluation of Risk in Retirement Saving Accounts
James M. Poterba, Joshua Rauh, Steven F. Venti and David A. Wise
Comment: Robert J. Willis
2. Passive Decisions and Potent Defaults
James J. Choi, David Laibson, Brigitte C. Madrian and Andrew Metrick
Comment: Antonio Rangel
3. Characterizing the Experiences of High-Cost Users in Medicare
Thomas MaCurdy and Jeff Geppert
Comment: Jonathan Skinner
4. The Efficiency of Medicare
Jonathan Skinner, Elliott S. Fisher and John E. Wennberg
Comment: Alan M. Garber
 
5. Intensive Medical Technology and the Reduction in Disability
David M. Cutler
Comment: Alan M. Garber, p. 179-184
6. Broken Down by Work and Sex: How Our Health Declines
Anne Case and Angus Deaton
Comment: Daniel McFadden
7. Consequences and Predictors of New Health Events
James P. Smith
Comment: David M. Cutler
8. Healthy, Wealthy, and Knowing Where to Live: Trajectories of Health, Wealth, and Living Arrangements among the Oldest Old
Florian Heiss, Michael D. Hurd and Axel Börsch-Supan
Comment: Steven F. Venti
9. Institutions and Saving for Retirement: Comparing the United States, Italy, and the Netherlands
Arie Kapteyn and Constantijn Panis
Comment: Andrew A. Samwick
10. Household Saving in Germany: Results of the First SAVE Study
Axel Börsch-Supan and Lothar Essig
Comment: Andrew A. Samwick
11. Caste, Culture, and the Status and Well-Being of Widows in India
Robert Jensen
Comment: Esther Duflo
12. Individual Subjective Survival Curves
Li Gan, Michael D. Hurd and Daniel McFadden
Comment: Robert J. Willis

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)