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

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
Hurd MD, Michaud P-C, Rohwedder S. Distribution of lifetime nursing home use and of out‐of‐pocket spending. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2017;114(37):9838–9842. doi:10.1073/pnas.1700618114.
Bissonnette L, Hurd MD, Michaud P-C. Individual survival curves comparing subjective and observed mortality risks. Health Economics. 2017;26(12):e285-e303. doi:10.1002/hec.3506.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28508558?dopt=Abstract