Established by the Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA) at UC Berkeley, directed by Professor William H. Dow, the Berkeley Forum on Aging and the Global Economy (BerkeleyAGE) is dedicated to translating demographic research into usable insights to help corporations, governments, nonprofits, industry groups, and the media understand, predict, and navigate the challenges of a new era of unprecedented population aging.

BerkeleyAGE is closely related to the National Transfer Accounts (NTA) project which is under the joint sponsorship of CEDA and the East-West Center.  NTA is directed by Ronald Lee and Andrew Mason with the cooperation of teams in 70 countries around the world and support from numerous funders.  In conjunction with leading organizations among both the private and public sectors, BerkeleyAGE will forecast the widespread economic implications of global population aging, and analyze potential strategies and solutions to prepare for an aging world.

The Summary Case Statement presents the initiative in more detail.  The Initiative's first Issue Brief, "Population Aging and the Global Economy: Weakening Demographic Tailwinds Reduce Economic Growth," is now available for download.  

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