Seminar Series

Political Economy of Aging


The Political Economy of Aging (PEoA) seminar series brings together a community of researchers in curated groups to share and discuss their research on retirement and the labor market conditions of older workers.

Our Summer & Fall 2022 schedule:

  • June 8 - Dr. Janina Söhn (Sociological Research Institute at University of Göttingen) - "The role of (older) age for horizontal and vertical occupational mobility: the German case"
  • July 6 - Dr. Carlos Madeira (Central Bank of Chile) - "The impact of the Chilean pension withdrawals during the Covid pandemic on the future savings rate"
  • September 29 - Dr. David Neumark (University of California-Irvine) - "Help really wanted? The impact of age stereotypes in job ads on applications from older workers"
  • October 18 - Dr. Carl Van Horn (Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University) - "New Start Career Network (NSCN)"
  • November 15 - Dr. Peter Berg (Michigan State University) - "The Role of Collective Voice in Organizational Responses to Workforce Aging"


Past participants have included:

  • Elsa Fornero, Università di Torino
  • Kenneth Couch, University of Connecticut
  • Na Yin, Baruch College CUNY
  • Edward Wolff, New York University
  • Mauricio DeSoto, World Bank
  • Lauren Schmitz, University of Michigan
  • Lily Batchelder, New York University
  • Bingwen Zheng, Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Charles Jeszeck and Sharon Hermes, the U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • Steven Goss, Social Security Administration
  • Joelle Abramowitz, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
  • Richard Johnson, Urban Institute
  • Courtney Coile, Wellesley College
  • Leora Friedberg, University of Virginia
  • Steven Allen, North Carolina State University
  • Kevin Cahill, ECONorthwest, Center on Aging & Work at Boston College



If you would like more information on the series, please contact Siavash Radpour, SCEPA's Associate Research Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..