NBER Pre-Doctoral Fellowships in
Aging and Health Economics


NBER's Fellowship Program in Aging and Health Research, funded by the National Institute on Aging and NBER, under the direction of Professor David A. Wise, gives pre-doctoral fellows exposure to a wide range of NBER research projects related to the economics of aging and health care. Participating fellows pursue independent research while benefitting from opportunities for regular interaction with the Bureau’s large network of prominent investigators working in this field

Fellows receive a 12-month stipend of $22,920; carrel space and use of computer facilities at the Bureau's Cambridge office; tuition support; and limited funds for travel and research expenses.

Fellowship awards are contingent on continued funding from the National Institute on Aging.

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    Major Themes of NBER Research
    on Aging and Health Economics


    Economic implications of population aging

    Psychological factors in economic lifecycle

    Determinants of work, retirement, and
    saving decisions

    Behavioral factors in saving

    International comparisons of population aging,
    retirement, health, and economic circumstances

    Health Economics

    Relationships between wealth, health, and longevity

    Causes of escalating health care expenditures

    Effects of government health care policies
    on treatment decisions and costs

    Access to health care services

    Relationships between physical health, mental
    health, cognition, and functional ability

    Effects of health status on other aspects of