Michael D. Hurd

Co-Investigator, Health and Retirement Study

Contact Information

RAND
1766 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401-3208

Phone: 310.393.0411 x6945
Email: mhurd@rand.org

Education

B.S., University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
M.S. and Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, CA

Research and Projects

Dr. Hurd's research interests cover a wide range of topics in the economics of aging including: the structure of private pensions and Social Security and their effects on retirement decisions; the economic status of the elderly; the determinants of consumption and saving; the use of health care services; methods of assessing uncertainty in a population; bracketing and anchoring effects in the elicitation of economic information; and the relationship between socioeconomic status and mortality. Dr. Hurd's most recent research focuses on the monetary costs of dementia, and the costs of long-term care.

Selected Recent Publications

Hurd MD, Meijer E, Moldoff M, Rohwedder S. Reducing cross-wave variability in survey measures of household wealth. Journal of Economic and Social Measurement. 2020;44:117-139. doi:10.3233/JEM-190465.
Hudomiet P, Hurd MD, Rohwedder S. Trends in Health and Mortality Inequalities in the United States. Ann Arbor, MI: Michigan Retirement Research Center; 2019.PDF icon wp401.pdf (2.33 MB)
Hudomiet P, Hurd MD, Rohwedder S. The relationship between lifetime out-of-pocket medical expenditures, dementia, and socioeconomic status in the U.S. The Journal of the Economics of Ageing. 2019;14:100181. doi:10.1016/j.jeoa.2018.11.006.
Hudomiet P, Hurd MD, Rohwedder S. Dementia Prevalence in the United States in 2000 and 2012: Estimates Based on a Nationally Representative Study. Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Soc Sciences. 2018;73(suppl_1):S10-S19. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbx169.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29669104?dopt=Abstract