Symposium to Honor F. Thomas Juster12/01/96
DATE: Friday and Saturday, December 13 & 14, 1996 Friday: Symposium begins, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Vandenberg Room, Michigan League, University of Michigan Saturday: Symposium concludes, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Hussey Room, Michigan League, University of Michigan
Friday, December 13: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm Survey Methods 8:30-8:45 Introduction 8:45-9:30 "Advances in Survey Methodology in the Measurement of Income, Wealth and Health." Daniel Hill and Willard Rodgers. Discussant: Richard Campbell Measurement and Use of Noneconomic Data 9:30-10:15 "Cognitive Functioning and Economic Decision-Making." Linda Wray, Regula Herzog, Robert Willis, and Robert Wallace. Discussant: Linda Waite 10:15-10:30 Break 10:30-11:15 "The Distribution of Wealth in the HRS and AHEAD: Findings and Implications." James P. Smith * Discussant: Charlie Brown 11:15-12:00 "Intergenerational Transfers: Blood, Marriage and Gender Effects on Household Decisions." Beth Soldo, Doug Wolf, and John Henretta. Discussant: Kathleen McGarry Friday, December 13: 1:15 pm - 5:00 pm Wealth and Saving Behavior 1:15-2:00 "Lifetime Income, Saving Choices, and Assets at Retirement." David Wise and Steven Venti. Discussant: Paul Wachtel 2:00-2:45 "Pension Wealth and Social Security." Alan Gustman, Olivia Mitchell, Tom Steinmeier, and Andrew Samwick. Discussant: Lee Lillard 2:45-3:00 Break 3:00-3:45 "The Size and Distribution of Wealth in the United States: A Comparison Across Surveys." Edward Wolff. Discussant: Tom Juster 3:45-4:30 "Preventive Behaviors and Subjective Appraisals of Health Risks." Robert Wallace and Beth Soldo. * Discussant: Mark McClellan Saturday, December 14: 8:30 am - 12:00 noon Measurement of Expectations 8:30-8:45 Introduction 8:45-9:30 "The Several Cultures of Research on Subjective Expectations." Charles Manski and Jeff Dominitz. Discussant: Sherwin Rosen 9:30-10:15 "An Empirical Comparison of Subjective Probabilities with Outcomes." Michael Hurd. Discussant: Jeff Dominitz 10:15-10:30 Break International 10:30-11:15 "Health, Work and Economic Status: A Cross National Comparison of United States and Dutch Men Nearing Retirement Age." Richard Burkhauser, Debra Dwyer, Maarten Lindeboom, Jules Theeuwes, and Isolde Wottiez. Discussant: John Rust 11:15-12:00 "Measuring Investment in Young Children with Time Diaries." Anders Klevmarken and Frank Stafford. Discussant: Miles Kimball * The order of these two papers was reversed to accommodate schedules of the presenters.