Events to Honor Recent Retirements of Elizabeth Douvan, Gerlad Gurin, Joseph Veroff and F. Thomas Juster and Celebrate Their Research Careers and Contributions


The Center, in cooperation with the Institute and other units, has scheduled two special events for the Fall to honor the retirements of four long-time and distinguished members of SRC -- Libby Douvan, Gerry Gurin, Joe Veroff, and Tom Juster -- and to celebrate their research careers and contributions.

Douvan Gurin, and Veroff Celebration


Juster Celebration

Juster, who retired officially in 1996, will be honored December 13 and 14, with a conference on Measurement in Economics focusing on areas in which he has been a major contributor to the development of an empirical foundation for economic theory and analysis. These include: consumer behavior and expectations, time use, the dynamics of wealth, and the economics of aging and retirement. Details on the conference will be disseminated later in the Fall.

Tom Juster joined SRC and ISR in 1973 as Program Director and Professor of Economics having previously been a faculty member at Amherst College amd a Vice-President at the National Bureau of Economic Research. From 1976 to 1986 he served as the third Director of ISR. At ISR he has continued and extended his career long interest in developing micro data bases for economic analysis of consumer behavior and expectations, wealth dynamics, time use, and most recently the dynamics of health and retirement in later middle and older age. He played the lead role at SRC, and nationally, in launching the Health and Retirement (HRS) Survey and the associated study of Asset and Health (AHEAD) Dynamics among persons age 70 and over. Throughout his career he has been active in promoting social science research and its application to public policy at the federal level via his participation in national associations, agencies, and commissions, and his testimony to Congress. In 1993, he was honored with the University's Senior Research Scientist Lectureship Award.

(The above text originally appeared in Center Survey of October, 1996, a staff newsletter of the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research.)