James Smith

Chair at RAND Corporation

James P Smith holds the RAND Chair in Labor Markets and Demographic Studies and received his Ph.D in Economics from the University of Chicago. He has led numerous projects, including studies of immigration, the economics of aging, wealth accumulation and savings behavior, the implications of early life conditions for latter life SES and Health, and the interrelation of health and economic status around the world. Dr. Smith currently serves as the Chair of the NIA Data Monitoring Committee for HRS and is a Scientific Adviser for the many of the HRS type surveys around the world in Europe and Asia including the English Longitudinal Survey of Aging. Smith is a two time recipient of a National Institutes of Health MERIT Award. He received the Ulysses Medal from University College Dublin in 2009.