Co-Investigator, Health and Retirement Study
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
Trends in Health in Midlife and Late Life. Journal of Human Capital. 2022;16(1):133-156. doi:10.1086/717542. .
Forecasting Employment of the Older Population . In: Overtime: America's Aging Workforce and the Future of Working Longer. Overtime: America's Aging Workforce and the Future of Working Longer. Oxford University Press; 2022:155-174. doi:10.1093/oso/9780197512067.003.0008. .
EXPLANATIONS FOR THE DECLINE IN SPENDING AT OLDER AGES. Cambridge, MA: NBER; 2022. .
Trends in inequalities in the prevalence of dementia in the United States. PNAS. 2022;119(46):e2212205119. doi:10.1073/pnas.2212205119. .
Spending Trajectories After Age 65: Variation by Initial Wealth. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation; 2022. doi:10.7249/RRA2355-1. .