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Monthly on the 3rd Thursday
8am US Pacific Time, 11am US Eastern Time, 5pm Central European Time

The Gateway to Global Aging, in partnership with the Center to Accelerate Population Research in Alzheimer’s (, is organizing a monthly virtual seminar series on long-term care, services, and policy. The seminar series is led by Julien Bergeot and Giacomo Pasini from Ca' Foscari University of Venice. The goal of the seminar series is to promote international interactions among scholars in this growing field of research. Presentations will typically be on in-progress work and discussions are strongly encouraged.

Participants must register to receive upcoming seminar announcements and virtual meeting room links. To register please submit a form with your email here. Emails will be kept limited to seminar announcements and you can unsubscribe from this list at any time.

Here are our upcoming presentations:

  • April 18, 2024
    Meghan Skira, University of Georgia
    "Genetic Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias: Cognition, Economic Behavior, and Clinically Actionable Information"
    Abstract: Genetic factors play a major role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). Observable genetic factors could impact household planning and medical care if they contain actionable information, meaning that they i) are associated with significant harms, ii) reflect risks for which individuals are not already prepared, and iii) are informative above and beyond current knowledge or expectations. We examine these properties for existing genetic measures related to ADRD in the Health and Retirement Study (HRS). We replicate existing relationships between genetic factors and cognitive health. We also show that higher genetic risk is associated with worse economic outcomes on several dimensions including work, income, and wealth. Surprisingly, individuals at higher risk are less likely to engage in planning activities that could mitigate the consequences of cognitive decline (e.g. assigning durable power of attorney). In predictive exercises, existing genetic indices provide clinically valuable and policy-relevant information on the development of severe adverse cognitive outcomes in the future.
  • May 16, 2024
    Wenhan Zhang, Duke University
    "Comparing Quality-of-Life Indicators for Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment Across Different Living Arrangements Over Time"

Thank you to those who have already presented:

  • March 21, 2024
    Sung Ah Bahk, American University (joint work with Selin Secil Akin, Lidia Brun, Ignacio Gonzalez, and Aina Puig)
    "Universal Long-term Care Reform and the Labor Supply of Caregivers: Evidence from Korea"
  • January 19, 2023
    Julien Bergeot of the Department of Economics, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (joint work with Louis Arnault)
    "Informal Care & Mental Health: A Story of Unobserved Heterogeneity"
  • February 16, 2023
    Marlies Bär of the Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam (joint work with Pieter Bakx, Nigel Rice, Rita Santos, Luigi Siciliani, and Bram Wouterse)
    "Spillovers of Delayed Nursing Home Admissions to the Hospital Sector"
  • March 16, 2023
    Edward Norton, University of Michigan
    "Did Avoiding Post-Acute SNF Care During COVID Save Lives?"
  • April 20, 2023
    Ingo Kolodziej of RWI Essen (joint work with Norma B. Coe of the University of Pennsylvania and Courtney H. Van Houtven of Duke University)
    "Intensive Informal Care and Impairments in Work Productivity and Activity"
  • May 18, 2023
    Joan Costa-i-Font, London School of Economics
    "Are Long term care subsidies and supports productive? Effects on health and wellbeing"
  • September 21, 2023
    Elsa Perdrix, Paris Dauphine University
    "Horizontal Inequity in Long-term Care Use in France"
  • October 19, 2023
    Bertrand Achou, University of Groningen
    "At Home versus in a Nursing Home: Long-term Care Settings and Marginal Utility"
  • November 16, 2023
    R. Tamara Konetzka, University of Chicago
    "The Role of Medicaid Home- and Community-Based Services in Use of Medicare Post-Acute Care"
  • Dec 14, 2023
    Anne Penneau, Institute for Research and Information in Health Economics
    "The Impact of Nursing Homes on Quality of Drug Prescription in France"
  • February 15, 2024
    Helena M. Hernandez-Pizarro, Pompeu Fabra University
    "Unravelling Hidden Inequities in a Universal Public Long-Term Care System"
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