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microeconometrics, labor supply, and consumer behavior. Dr. Blundell was editor of the Journal of Econometrics from 1992 to 1997, and in 1997 became coeditor of Econometrica. His published papers have appeared in Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, American Economic Review, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, and Economic Journal.

Richard V. Burkhauser, an economist, is Sarah Gibson Blandings Professor and chair of the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University. He has published widely in the area of U.S. and European social policy. He is on the editorial boards of The Gerontologist, The Journal of Disability Policy Studies, The Review of Income and Wealth, and Labour Economics. Dr. Burkhauser is also a member of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics board of overseers. He is currently editing a special issue of Labour Economics on the Health, Wealth, and Work of Older Persons using international dynamic data. Dr. Burkhauser received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.

Graziella Caselli is professor of demography and director of the Dipartimento di Scienze Demografiche at the University of Rome “La Sapienza.” She also is honorary president of the European Association for Population Studies. Dr. Caselli has written extensively on the demography of Italy, health and mortality transitions in Europe, and health and mortality among elderly populations.

Linda P. Fried is professor of internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, with a joint appointment in epidemiology in the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Her research concerns the development of preventive health care for older adults. She is principal investigator of the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) and of the Women's Health and Aging Studies (WHAS I and II). These studies focus on the risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and atherosclerosis in men and women aged 65 and older (CHS) and on defining the roles of major chronic diseases in causing physical disability and frailty in older adults (WHAS I and II). Dr. Fried also is research director of a multicenter initiative to evaluate the import of enhanced activity through productive social roles on health promotion in older adults, and the director of a training grant on the epidemiology and biostatistics of aging.

Albert I. Hermalin is professor emeritus of sociology and research scientist at the Population Studies Center, University of Michigan. He has served as chair of the Committee on Population of the National Academy of Sciences and as president of the Population Association of America. He currently is working on a comparative study of aging in Asia, a

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