CAPS Annual Conference – David Cutler

Date(s) - Oct 28, 2022
10:30 am - 3:30 pm


CAPS Annual Conference featuring Keynote Speaker David Cutler 

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CAPS Annual Conference Schedule

Keynote Session | 10:30AM-12:00PM

Welcome: Jennifer Karas Montez (Syracuse)

2022 CAPS Visiting Scholar Keynote (Event Flyer)                          

Moderator: Pinka Chatterji (UAlbany)

David Cutler, Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University

Title: “Is Aging a Luxury Good?”

Abstract: Everyone ages, but the experience of aging differs across individuals. Some people have a long period of good health at older ages, while others have a short period with major health impairments. Increasingly, aging seems to be a luxury good – better for the wealthy than for the poor. This talk will consider whether that is the case and why that might be.

Lunch Break | 12:00-1:00 PM

Optional session| 12:30-1:00 PM: CAPS leadership team will lead Q&A session on (1) initiating and managing cross-institution collaborative projects and (2) submitting CAPS pilot proposals. The session will address a broad set of topics depending on interest ranging from budget/timeline and logistical issues to questions about potential proposals’ aims.

2021-22 Pilot Award Presentations | 1:00-1:45pm

Moderator: Corinna Loeckenhoff (Cornell); [10-minute presentations]

  • Increasing access to SNAP for older adults through the Standard Medical Deduction (Colleen Heflin & Jun Li)
  • Elderly Health in Rural America: Impact of Hospital Closure (Chun-Yu Ho)
  • Effect of Medicaid expansion on low-income, aging adults’ use of informal care (Jun Li)

Break | 1:45-2:00 PM

2021 ADRD Supplement Award Flash Session| 2:00-245 pm

Moderator: Julia Jennings (UAlbany); [5-minute presentations]

  • Health Shocks and Changes in Spatial Proximity between Parents and Children (Adriana Reyes)
  • Consequences of Disabilities in Late Middle Age for Consumption Well-Being (Emily Wiemers & Joe Hotz)
  • Estimated Arterial Stiffness as a Predictor of Cognitive Decline and Dementia in Middle-Aged and Older Adults (Kevin Heffernan, Janet Wilmoth & Andrew London)
  • Comparing Alzheimer’s Related Mortality Among People with and without Down Syndrome (Scott Landes)

Break | 2:45-3:00PM

2022-2023 Pilot Award Flash Session | 3:00-3:30PM

Moderator: Catherine Garcia (Syracuse Univ.); [5-minute presentations]

  • Exclusionary and inclusionary residential zoning laws and health disparities among metropolitan older adults (Kate Strully)
  • Marital Sorting and Health Inequalities in Later Life (Vida Maralani)
  • Biological Aging and Functional Limitations: Moderation by Discrimination (Maria Brown)
  • Redlining Policy and Later-Life Mortality: An Exploratory Analysis of the Linked HRS-1940 Census Data (Samantha Friedman)


This conference is funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) P30 Demography and Economics of Aging Centers program.