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David R. Weir

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Survey Research Center
P.O. Box 1248
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248
Phone: 734.936-0314
Fax: 734.647.1186


A.B., History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Ph.D., Economics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Health and Retirement Study
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Research and Projects

Dr. Weir's current research interests include the measurement of health-related quality of life; the use of cost-effectiveness measures in health policy and medical decision-making; the role of supplemental health insurance in the Medicare population; the effects of health, gender, and marital status on economic well-being in retirement; and the effects of early-life experience on longevity and health at older ages.

Selected Recent Publications

Mroz, TA and Weir, DR. Random Parameters and Approximations to Stochastic Dynamic Optimization Models with an Application to Age at Marriage and Life Cycle Fertility Control in Old Regime France. Essays in Honor of Paul A. David, Timothy Guinnane, William Sundstrom, and Warren Whatley eds [Forthcoming]

Herzog, R, Willis, RJ and Weir, DR. Research on Aging. A Telescope on Society: Survey Research and Social Science at the University of Michigan and Beyond, House, Kahn, Juster, Schuman and Singer, [Forthcoming]

Langa, K., Weir, DR, et al.. Informal Caregiving for Diabetes and Diabetic Complications Among Elderly Americans. Journals of Gerontology [2002]

Elliott, WJ, Weir, DR and Black, H. Cost-Effectiveness of the Lower Treatment Goal (of JNC VI) for Diabetic Hypertensives. Arch Intern Med 2000;160:1277-1283 [2002]

Weir, DR, Willis, RJ and Rodgers, WL. Cognitive Abilities and the Quality of Response to Economic Surveys: The HRS Experience. Ninth TMR Conference on Savings and Pensions [2001]

Weir, DR, and Willis, RJ. Prospects for Widow Poverty in the Finances of Married Couples in the HRS. Forecasting Retirement Needs and Retirement Wealth, Olivia S. Mitchell, Brett Hammond and Anna Rappaport, eds., University of Pennsylvania Press, pp. 208-234 [2000]

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