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Economics of Longevity and Ageing, London
27-29 June 2024
Location: London Business School

Co-hosted by Harvard University and CEPR on the topic of “Economics of Longevity and Ageing”. The conference will cover a broad range of topics covering all aspects of the economics of longevity and ageing – micro and macro, theory and empirical.

Day 1: 27 June

09:00 – 09:15 Andrew J Scott (London Business School and CEPR) and David Bloom (Harvard and CEPR) 
Keynote 1  
09:15 – 10:00 Karen Eggleston (Stanford) 
Innovation for Healthy Longevity: East Asia in Comparative Perspective 
Session 1  
10:00 – 10:45 David Neumark (UCI) 
Help Really Wanted? The Impact of Age Stereotypes in Job Ads on Applications from Older WorkersView Paper.
10:45 – 11:15Coffee Break 
Session 2  
11:15 – 12:00 Marius Guenzel (University of Pennsylvania)
Longevity and Occupational Choice View Paper. 
12:00 – 12:45 Johanna Wallenius (Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR) 
Social Security and Life Cycle Variation in the Cost of Job Loss (joint with Frank Leenders) 
12:45 – 13:45Lunch 
Session 3  
13:45 – 14:45
Andrew J Scott (LBS and CEPR), Charlotte Refsum (Tony Blair Institute), John Deanfield (UCL) and Julie Zissimopoulos (University of Southern California) 
Economics and Preventative Health 
14:45 – 15:30 Daniele Angelini (University Of Konstanz) 
Aging Population and Technology Adoption View
15:30 – 16:00Coffee Break 
Keynote 2  
16:00 – 16:45 Nicola Bianchi (Kellogg) 
The effects of workforce aging on the careers of younger workers. 
Session 4  
16:45 – 17:30 Holger Strulik (University of Göttingen) 
Decomposing Gompertz LawView Paper. 
17:30 – 18:15 Dr. Uwe Sunde (LMU Munich and CEPR) 
Decomposing Longevity: How Life Expectancy Changes around the world 
19:30 – 22:30Dinner
LBS Garden Room
London Business School, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4SA

Day 2: 28 June

Keynote 3    
09:00 – 09:45 Nicole Maestas (Harvard)  
Aging and work capacity  
Session 1    
09:45 – 10:30 Adriana Lleras-Muney (UCLA)  
Longevity and its Transmission Across Generations in the US View Paper. 
10:30 – 11:15 Fabian Kindermann (University Of Regensburg and CEPR)  
Unequal Lifespans and Redistribution View Paper. 
11:15 – 11:45 Coffee Break  
Session 2    
11:45 – 12:30 Michael Kuhn (IIASA and Wittgenstein Centre)  
Medical innovation, life expectancy, and economic growth View Paper. 
12:30 – 13:15 Leon Huetsch (University Of Pennsylvania)  
The Medical Expansion, Life-Expectancy and Endogenous Directed Technical Change View Paper. 
13:15 – 14:15 Lunch  
Session 3   

14:15 – 15:30


Sir John Bell, JP Sevilla, Tamsin Berry and Lotte Steuten  
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
  Keynote 4    
16:00 – 16:45 Robert Topel (Chicago Booth)  
Valuing Health and Longevity for Public Policy: A Review and Update  
Session 4    
16:45 – 17:30 Sergei Scherbov (IIASA)  
Introducing the Equal Survivorship Age for Understanding Population Aging  
17:30 – 18:15 Rainer Kotschy (Harvard)  
Chronological versus Functional Age  
20:00 – 23:00 Dinner
Cinnamon Club
The Old Westminster Library, Great Smith St, London SW1P 3BU

Day 3: 29 June

Session 1    
09:00 – 09:45 Julie Zissimopoulos (USC)  
Health care payment incentives for reducing undetected dementia and improving population health management  
09:45 – 10:30 Johan Moen-Vorum (London Business School)  
Chronic Underinvestment: How Patents Shape the Direction of Pharmaceutical R&D  
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break  
Session 2    
10:45 – 11:30 JP Sevilla (Harvard)  
The Health Augmented Life Cycle Model  
11:30 – 12:15 Julian Ashwin (Maastricht University)  
The Value of Statistical Life Under Incomplete Markets  
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch  
Session 3    
13:15 – 14:00 Maddalena Ferranna (USC)  
Time use and the value of health  
14:00 – 14:45 Ray Miller (Colorado State University)  
Exercise or Extra Fries? How Behavior Impacts Health Over the Life Cycle View Paper. 
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee Break  
Session 4   

15:15 – 16:45


Chair: Stephanie Leung (KareHero)  
Long Term Care  
Short presentations and discussion by Maxwell Kellogg (University Of Oslo), Ricarda Milstein (OECD), Manuel Montesinos (Rockwool Foundation Berlin), and Patrizia Massner (Stockholm University)  

Past Events

Health, Ageing and Longevity Conference
20-23 April 2022
Location: London Business School
USC Sustaining Global Pharmaceutical Innovation and Access Agenda
ESRC The Economics of Longevity Agenda
NUS Singapore Health District Agenda

Experts on longevity and ageing worked jointly during the four day collaborative conference between London Business School, University of Southern California, National University Singapore, and the MacArthur Foundation’s Network on An Aging Society. The first day launched the conference with sessions on innovation in pharmaceuticals with the University of Southern California Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics. The second day focused on the Economics of the Longevity Dividend with London Business School. The third day was hosted by National University of Singapore as part of their Health District programme. The final day was a MacArthur Network meeting on ageing.

For video interviews from the conference, please click here.

To view the magazine published of conference results, please click here.

Advancing Geroscience: From Potential to Practice to Policy
8 June 2023
Location: University of Southern California
Click for agenda

Co-hosted by the USC Schaeffer Center and the London Business School on the topic of “Advancing Geroscience: From Potential to Practice to Policy.” We brought together on the University of Southern California campus scientists, investors, regulators, life sciences executives and social scientists to bring the potential of recent scientific developments in aging into something practical and effective that can be implemented at scale by society.

The aim was to bring together key influencers and decision makers to: (a) detail a research and policy agenda to advance the field, and (b) convene a wider group of stakeholders than usual to advance public policy.