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Andrew Mason

Senior Fellow, EWC; Professor of Economics, University of Hawaii
Email Address: 
amason [at] hawaii [dot] edu
Phone: 
808.944.7455
Fax: 
808.944.7490
Degree: 
PhD, economics, University of Michigan
Research Interests: 

Economic development and population change; economic consequences of aging; intergenerational transfers; and lifecycle saving and wealth.

Professor Mason is co-director of the National Transfer Accounts project involving researchers from more than 40 countries in Asia, North and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Pacific. The participating scholars are using a comprehensive approach to measure and study population age structure, consumption, labor income, and financial transfers to meet the economic needs of all age groups. National Transfer Accounts are being used to study the evolution of familial support systems, public pensions, health care, and education systems and their influence on economic growth, poverty, generational equity, and other features of the macroeconomy.

 

Selected Publications

  • Obstfeld, M., D. Cho, and A. Mason, Eds. 2012. Global Economic Crisis: Impacts, Transmission and Recovery. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, Edward Elgar.

  • Lee, R., and A. Mason. 2012. “Population Aging, Intergenerational Transfers, and Economic Growth: Asia in a Global Context. In Aging in Asia: Findings from New and Emerging Data Initiatives. Committee on Policy Research and Data Needs to Meet the Challenge of Aging in Asia. J.P. Smith and M. Majmundar, eds.  Washington, DC:  The National Academies Press (http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13361).

  • Lee, Ronald and Andrew Mason, lead authors and editors, 2011. Population Aging and the Generational Economy: A Global Perspective (Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar).

  • Mason, Andrew and Ronald Lee, 2011. “Population Aging and the Generational Economy: Key Findings,” in Ronald Lee and Andrew Mason, lead authors and editors, Population Aging and the Generational Economy: A Global Perspective (Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar) 3-31.

  • Lee, Ronald and Andrew Mason, 2011. “Theoretical aspects of National Transfer Accounts,” in Ronald Lee and Andrew Mason, lead authors and editors, Population Aging and the Generational Economy: A Global Perspective (Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar) 32-54.

  • Mason, Andrew and Ronald Lee, 2011. “Introducing Age into National Accounts,” in Ronald Lee and Andrew Mason, lead authors and editors, Population Aging and the Generational Economy: A Global Perspective (Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar) 55-78.

  • Lee, Ronald and Andrew Mason, 2011. “Lifecycles, Support Systems, and Generational Flows: Patterns and Change,” in Ronald Lee and Andrew Mason, lead authors and editors, Population Aging and the Generational Economy: A Global Perspective (Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar) 79-108.

  • Mason, Andrew, Naohiro Ogawa, Amonthep Chawla, and Rikiya Matsukura, 2011. “Asset-based Flows from a Generational Perspective” in Ronald Lee and Andrew Mason, lead authors and editors, Population Aging and the Generational Economy: A Global Perspective (Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar) 209-240.

  • Lee, Ronald and Andrew Mason, 2011. “The Price of Maturity,” Finance and Development 48(2):6-11.

  • Lee, Ronald and Andrew Mason, 2011. “Generational Economics in a Changing World” in Ronald Lee and David Reher (eds), Demographic Transition and its Consequences, Supplement to Population and Development Review 37(S1) 115-142.

  • Mason, Andrew, Sang-Hyop Lee, and Ronald Lee, 2010. “Will Demographic Change Undermine Asia’s Growth Prospects?” in Asian Regionalism In The World Economy: Engine for Dynamism and Stability  Masahiro Kawai, Jong-Wha Lee, Peter Petri, eds.  (Manila: Asian Development Bank and Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar) 70-121.

  • Mason, Andrew, Ronald Lee, and Sang-Hyop Lee, 2010.  “The Demographic Transition and Economic Growth in the Pacific Rim” in The Economic Consequences of Demographic Change in East Asia, (NBER-EASE Volume 19) edited by Takatoshi Ito and Andrew K. Rose: pp 19-55.

  • Ogawa, Naohiro, Andrew Mason, Amonthep Chawla, and Rikiya Matsukura, 2010.  “Japan’s Unprecedented Aging and Changing Intergenerational Transfers,” in The Economic Consequences of Demographic Change in East Asia, (NBER-EASE Volume 19) edited by Takatoshi Ito and Andrew K. Rose (Boston: National Bureau of Economic Research) 131-160.

  • Lee, Ronald and Andrew Mason, 2010. “Some Macroeconomic Consequences of Global Population Aging,” Demography (47 supplement) S151-172.

  • Lee, Ronald and Andrew Mason, 2010. "Fertility, Human Capital, and Economic Growth over the Demographic Transition," European Journal of Population 26(2) 159-182.  Online version published June 19, 2009.  http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s10680-009-9186-x

Grants and Consultancies

National Institute on Aging, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNFPA, Japan Medical Association, USAID, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Packard Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Professional Honors and Appointments

Member, Center for the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA), University of California, Berkeley; Member, Harvard Program on the Global Demography of Aging; Visiting Professor, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, 1998; Visiting Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983-84; Treasurer, Association of National Census and Statistics Directors of America, Asia, and the Pacific; Fred M. Taylor prize in economic theory, 1972.

For further information, please see Andrew Mason's University of Hawaii web site.

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