Berkeley Forum on Aging and the Global EconomySAVE THE DATE
The Fourth Annual Global Health Economics Colloquium: The Economics of Non-Communicable Diseases. Friday, February 10, 2017, 8:30 am–5:00 pm. Please join us for an exciting colloquium that brings together experts, policy makers, researchers, and trainees to discuss recent developments in the economics of NCDs and in cost-effectiveness analysis. Drawing upon NCD case studies from around the world, we will explore how high-quality economic evaluations can improve decision-making at regional and national levels. We will discuss new guidelines for cost-effectiveness analysis and the role of economics in reducing health inequality. UCSF Mission Bay, Genentech Hall. Register at: https://ghecon2017.eventbrite.com(link is external). See this page for more information.
Population and Incarceration: Video now available!In case you missed the December conference on this topic, or would like to review some or all of the proceedings, the video recording of the event is now available on our Vimeo channel. To see it, go to https://vimeo.com/200166662(link is external). No password is required.
The 70th Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques(link is external) is now accepting applications for summer 2017. These are 1 to 8 week courses from June 5 to July 28.
U.S. Census Bureau International Workshop Announcement: Understanding the Demographic Dividend, May 8–12, 2017 at our headquarters office near Washington, D.C. The Demographic Dividend refers to the accelerated economic growth that may result from a decline in a country’s mortality and fertility as well as subsequent change in the age structure of the population. … The workshop will consist of lectures, case studies, discussion, hands-on exercises, and the drafting of a demographic dividend model. This workshop is designed for analysts, policymakers, and managers working in government agencies (statistics, labor, education, environment, gender, etc.), nongovernmental organizations, and other settings who wish to enhance their knowledge about the demographic dividend. Familiarity with Microsoft Excel is expected. HOW TO APPLY: If you are interested in attending or sponsoring a participant for this workshop, please email expressions of interest to email@example.com(link sends e-mail) and you will receive an application form. The deadline for submission of applications isMarch 24, 2017. For more information, see: http://www.demographicdividend.org/events/understanding-the-demographic-dividend/(link is external).
2017 Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research to be held August 21 – August 25, 2017 at the University of Zürich. For more information, see http://www.soziologie.de/uploads/media/17-01_Summer_School_on_Longitudinal_and_Life_Course_Research_UZH.pdf(link is external).
Berkeley Population Center presents a half-day mini-conference,
POPULATION AND INCARCERATION
Monday, December 12, 2016 from 12-5pm.
The event takes place at the Faculty Club, Seaborg Room on the UC Berkeley Campus.
Register free online: https://ucb-pop-incarceration.eventbrite.com.
Sandra Smith, Nora Broege, David Harding, Heather Harris, Erin Kerrison, and Justin McCrary.
Berkeley Forum on Aging and the Global Economy
The Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA) is launching a new intiative, The Berkeley Forum on Aging and the Global Economy (Berkeley-AGE), dedicated to translating demographic research into usable insights to help understand and navigate the challenges of a new era of population aging. For more information about Berkeley-AGE, including notification of upcoming media events and issue briefs, email BerkeleyAGE@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail).
Berkeley Demographer Ron Lee has been elected by the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) to be the 2016 Laureate in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the advancement of population sciences and distinguished service rendered to the IUSSP.
PAA Annual Meeting in Washington DC, on 30 March 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Welcome to Berkeley Demography!
The UC Berkeley demography program is widely regarded as among the best and most creative in the world. We occupy a unique niche in the population studies landscape, with a strong focus on formal demography, population theory, and on the relationship between demographic dynamics and social, cultural, and economic dynamics. Most population training programs focus on individual-level variation within populations: this program takes a more macro approach.
Our graduates occupy not only prominent academic positions at US and international universities, but also hold leadership roles in government, UN agencies, and other research centers. Berkeley demography is unusual not only for its research and training foci, but also for its structure. Unlike most universities in the US, Berkeley has a free-standing department housed in a historic building. We provide students with a campus home, in which they feel a sense of community and camaraderie.
NOTE: You can take Demography classes even if you are not a UC student. Try Concurrent Enrollment!