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International Scientific Advisory Committee

International Scientific Advisory Committee

Comprising international leaders in the area of population ageing, the International Scientific Advisory Committee provides advice on the strategic direction of the Centre from a global perspective, with emphasis on research programs. Drawn from a range of fields, reflecting the Centre’s multidisciplinary nature, and with influential positions in academe and policy, members of the Committee will also identify and facilitate linkage opportunities as well as act as ambassadors for the Centre, actively building its global profile.

Members – 2011-2017

  • David E. Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan school of Public Health
  • Gordon L. Clark, Professor and Director, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford
  • Yasuhiko Saito, Professor of Economics, University Research Centre, Nihon University
  • Merril Silverstein, Majorie Cantor Chair in Aging Studies, Syracuse University

Members – 2017-2023

  • Richard Blundell, Professor of Political Economy at University College London and Research Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • Eileen Crimmins, Professor of Gerontology and Director of the USC/UCLA Center on Biodemography and Population Health, University of Southern California
  • Cai Fang, Professor and Deputy Director, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Sarah Harper, Professor of Gerontology and co-Director of the Oxford Institute of Ageing
  • Ayse Imrohoroglu, Professor of Finance and Business Economics, USC Marshall School of Business
  • David Laibson, Professor of Economics, Harvard
  • Ron Lee, Director of the Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging, Berkeley
  • S. Jay Olshansky, Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Carol Ryff, Director of the Institute on Aging, University of Wisconsin
  • Yasuhiko Saito, Professor at the Advanced Research Institute for the Sciences and Humanities at Nihon University, Tokyo
  • James Smith, Distinguished Chair in Labor Markets and Demographic Studies at RAND Corporation
  • Ursula Staudinger, Director of the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center
  • Professor Mo Wang, Director of the University of Florida’s Human Resource Research Center and Editor in Chief of Work, Aging and Retirement