NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: Understanding Pro-cyclical Mortality

Ann Huff Stevens, Douglas L. Miller, Marianne E. Page, Mateusz Filipski

NBER Working Paper No. 17657
Issued in December 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Chris Ruhm for sharing his data and his comments with us. We thank participants at the American University, University of British Columbia, UCLA, UC Riverside, Case Western Reserve University, the University of Chicago, Claremont McKenna College, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, RAND, Princeton University, the San Francisco Federal Reserve, Stanford University, Tulane University, University of Victoria, University of Washington, the 2009 AEA conference, and the 2009 PAA Economic Demography workshop for comments, and Jason Lindo, Jed Richardson, and David Simon for excellent research assistance. We gratefully acknowledge funding from the NIA via a Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging at UC Berkeley Pilot Project Grant (NIA 5P30AG012839-15), and from the National Science Foundation (SES#09-000231). Correspondence to Ann Stevens (annstevens@ucdavis.edu). The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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