Addressing Disparities in Cognitive Aging: What Can Economists Contribute?

Join the Department of Social Sciences for this Great Problems, Great Minds seminar series event featuring guest speaker Xi Chen, an associate professor of Health Policy and Economics at Yale University. The event will take place on November 18 at 12:40 p.m.

The global population has been experiencing a major transformation of burden of diseases whereby infectious diseases are gradually displaced by chronic and degenerative diseases. The large prevalence and disparities of cognitive impairment as well as its tremendous social and economic burdens threaten older adults, their families and the sustainability of government support programs. Economists have much to contribute to the understanding and tackling of cognitive aging and its disparities. This seminar will discuss a host of ways in which economic analyses may benefit brain health and promotion effective roles played by individuals and society.

The “Addressing Disparities in Cognitive Aging: What Can Economists Contribute?” event will take place over Google meet at this link.

The event is part of the Great Problems, Great Minds seminar series which explores the major problems facing humanity as we move into the heart of the 21st century. To see the full schedule and videos from previous events, visit the seminar series page.

For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Social Sciences Hao Huang,