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Ronald Lee is an economic demographer who taught Economics at the
University of Michigan from 1971-1979 and in the departments of Demography
and Economics at Berkeley from 1979-2014 where he is now a Professor of the Graduate School and
does research on macroeconomic consequences of population aging. From 2010-2015 he co-chaired a
National Academy of Sciences Committee on the Long-Run Macroeconomic Effects of the Aging U.S.
Population. He also continues to work on modeling and forecasting demographic variables including
mortality, and on evolutionary biodemography and life history theory. He is the Founding Director of the
Center for Economics and Demography of Aging at Berkeley (CEDA) and (with Andy Mason) of the
National Transfer Accounts project (NTA). He is an elected member of the US National Academy of
Sciences and four other honorary societies and holds two honorary doctorates. He was President of the
Population Association of America.