well-being and work of older persons. He is a member of the Panel Study on Income Dynamics board of overseers and the editorial boards of The Gerontologist, The Journal of Disability Policy Studies, The Review of Income and Wealth, Labor Economics, Research on Aging, and The Journal of Applied Social Science Studies. He was a member of the technical panel of the 1994–1996 Advisory Council on Social Security and the 1994–1996 National Academy of Social Insurance Panel on Disability Policy Reform. At the National Research Council, he served on the Committee on Disability Determination for Individuals with Visual Impairments and is currently a member of the Panel on a Research Agenda and New Data for an Aging World. He has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.
Gary Burtless is a senior fellow and holds the John C. and Nancy D. Whitehead Chair in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. Previously, he served as an economist in the policy and evaluation offices of the secretary of labor and the secretary of health, education, and welfare. His recent research has focused on sources of growing wage and income inequality in the United States, the influence of international trade on income inequality, the job market prospects of public aid recipients, reform of social insurance in developing countries and formerly socialist economies, and the implications of privatizing the American social security system. He is coauthor or editor of numerous books, including Can America Afford to Grow Old? Paying for Social Security (1989), and editor of and contributor to Aging Societies: The Global Dimension (1998); Work Health and Income Among the Elderly (1987); and Retirement and Economic Behavior (1984). He has a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Neil Charness is professor of psychology at the Florida State University and a research associate at the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy. His current research interests focus on the topics of human factors in computer use by older adults and on age and expert performance. He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters, and was editor of Aging and Human Performance (1985) and coeditor of Gerontechnology: A Sustainable Investment in the Future (1998) and Communication, Technology and Aging: Opportunities and Challenges for the Future (2001). He is a fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association (Division 20), the American Psychological Society, and the Gerontological Society of America. He has M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Carnegie Mellon University.
Paul A. Landsbergis is an epidemiologist and associate professor in the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine (Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine) and in the Department of Medicine