Ronald D. Lee

Ronald Lee
Adjunct Senior Fellow
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Area of Expertise: 

Long-run demographic and fiscal stochastic forecasting; intergenerational transfers; macro consequences of population aging; social security; evolutionary theory of the life cycle; and population and economic development

Ronald D. Lee is the Edward G. and Nancy S. Jordan Family Professor Emeritus of Economics, Professor Emeritus of Demography, Professor of the Graduate School, and Associate Director, Center for the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA), at the University of California, Berkeley.

He is the founding director of the National Transfer Accounts project involving researchers from more than 70 countries in Asia, North and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Pacific. The participating scholars use 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.

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