Senior Fellow, East-West Center
Professor, Department of
Economics, University of Hawaii
1601 East-West Road
Telephone: (808) 561-9208
economics, macroeconomics, economic growth, intergenerational transfers
Director, National Transfer
Associate Editor, The
Journal of the Economics of Ageing
Associate Editor, Journal
of Demographic Economics
Member, Center for the Economics
and Demography of Aging, University of California-Berkeley
Treasurer, Association of National Census and Statistics Directors of
America, Asia, and the Pacific
Research (see CV for a complete listing)
Andrew Mason, Sang-Hyop
Lee, Ronald Lee, and Gretchen Donehower,
2019, “Macroeconomics and Policies in Aging Societies”, Economics of Population, David
Bloom (editor), CEPR eBook.
Andrew Mason and Ronald Lee, 2018 “Intergenerational Transfers and the Older
Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Future Directions for
the Demography of Aging: Proceedings of a Workshop: 187-214. Washington, DC: The National
Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25064.
Ronald Lee, Michael Abrigo, and Sang-Hyop Lee
2017 “Support Ratios and Demographic Dividends: Estimates for the
World” United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs,
Population Division, Technical Paper No. 2017/1. http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/publications/technical/index.shtml
Lee and Andrew Mason (2017) “How demography contributes to slower
economic growth in rich nations”, Finance
& Development (March) Vol. 54, No. 1.
Mason, Ronald Lee, Jennifer Xue Jiang 2016
“Demographic Dividends, Human Capital, and Saving,” The Journal of the Economics of
Ageing 7(April) 106–122 doi:
Lee, Andrew Mason, and members of the NTA network, 2014 “Is Low
Fertility Really a Problem? Population Aging, Dependency, and
Consumption,” Science (346)
Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population
Division, 2013 National Transfer
Accounts Manual: Measuring and Analyzing the Generational Economy (New
York, NY, United Nations).
(Note: UN manuals are not
authored. Document was drafted
by Mason and Gretchen Donehower.) http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/publications/development/NTA_Manual.shtml
and Mason, A. (2012). Population aging, intergenerational transfers,
and economic growth: Asia in a global context. In Aging in Asia:
Findings from New and Emerging Data Initiatives. Committee on
Policy Research and Data Needs to
Meet the Challenge of Aging in Asia. J.P. Smith and M. Majmundar, Eds. Washington, DC: The
National Academies Press
Lee and Andrew Mason, lead authors and editors, 2011. Population Aging and the
Generational Economy: A Global Perspective (Cheltenham, UK and
Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar). Selected as Outstanding Academic Publication by Choice Magazine;
finalist Paul A. Samuelson Award.
Ronald and Andrew Mason 2010 “Some Macroeconomic Consequences of Global
Population Aging,” Demography (47
Ronald and Andrew Mason 2010 "Fertility, Human Capital, and
Economic Growth over the Demographic Transition," European Journal of Population
26(2) 159-182. Online version
published June 19, 2009. http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s10680-009-9186-x
Mason, Ronald Lee, An-Chi Tung, Mun Sim Lai, and Tim Miller, 2009.
“Population Aging and Intergenerational Transfers: Introducing Age into National Income
Accounts,” Developments in the
Economics of Aging edited by David Wise (National Bureau of
Economic Research: University of
Chicago Press) 89-122.
and Andrew Mason, 2008. “The Demographic Factor in China’s Transition,”
in China’s Great Economic Transformation, Loren Brandt and Thomas G.
Rawski, Eds., Cambridge University Press, 136-166.
Andrew and Ronald Lee, 2007. “Transfers, Capital, and Consumption over
the Demographic Transition” in Population Aging, Intergenerational
Transfers and the Macroeconomy, Robert Clark, Naohiro
Ogawa, and Andrew Mason (Eds) Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar
Tomoko Kinugasa and Andrew Mason, 2007. “Why Countries
Become Wealthy: The Effects of Adult Longevity on Saving” World
Development 35(1): 1-23. Pub Med
Mason, 2007. “Demographic Transition and Demographic Dividends in
Developing and Developed Countries,” Proceedings of the United Nations
Expert Group Meeting on Social and Economic Implications of Changing
Population Age Structures, Mexico City, 31 August – 2 September
2005 (New York: United Nations) 81-102.
Ronald and Andrew Mason, 2006. “Back to Basics: What is the Demographic
Dividend” Finance & Development (Washington, D.C.:
International Monetary Fund) 16-17. https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2006/09/basics.htm
Mason and Ronald Lee, 2006 “Reform and Support Systems for the Elderly in
Developing Countries: Capturing the Second Demographic Dividend,” GENUS LXII (2) 11-35.
Lee, Andrew Mason, and Timothy Miller, 2003. “From Transfers to
Individual Responsibility: Implications for Savings and Capital
Accumulation in Taiwan and the United States” Scandinavian Journal
of Economics 105(3) 339-357.
Lee, Andrew Mason, and Tim Miller, 2001. “Saving, Wealth, and the
Demographic Transition in East Asia,” Population Change and Economic Development in East Asia:
Challenges Met, Opportunities Seized, Andrew Mason, ed. (Stanford: Stanford University
Lee, Andrew Mason, and Tim Miller, 2000. “Life-Cycle Saving and the
Demographic Transition in East Asia” Population and Economic Change in East Asia. C.Y. Cyrus Chu
and Ronald Lee, Eds. A special supplement to Population and Development Review (26) 194-222.
Mason and Tim Miller, 2000. “Dynasties, Intergenerational Transfers,
and Lifecycle Income,” in A. Mason and G. Tapinos,
Eds., Sharing the Wealth:
Demographic Change and Economic Transfers between Generations
(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000).
Mason, ed., 2001. Population Change and Economic Development in East
Asia: Challenges Met, Opportunities Seized (Stanford: Stanford
Mason and Georges Tapinos, Eds., 2000. Sharing the Wealth: Demographic
Change and Economic Transfers between Generations (Oxford: Oxford
Bauer and Andrew Mason, “The Distribution of Income and Wealth in
Japan,” Review of Income and
Wealth, 38(4) (December 1992) 403‑428. Also published as occasional paper by
the Democratic Study Center, Washington, D.C.
Mason, “National Saving Rates and Population Growth: A New Model and
New Evidence,” in Gayle Johnson and Ronald D. Lee, Eds., Consequences of Population Growth in
Developing Countries (Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin
Press, 1987) 523‑560.
Fry and Andrew Mason, “The Variable Rate‑of‑Growth Effect in the Life‑cycle
Saving Model,” Economic Inquiry
XX (July, 1982) 426‑43.
Suits, Andrew Mason, and Louis Chan, “Spline Functions Fitted by
Standard Regression Methods,” Review
of Economics and Statistics 60 (February, 1978) 132‑139. [Also published as Papers of the Center for Planning
and Economic Research, Athens.]
Mason and Neil G. Bennett, “Sex Selection with Biased Technologies and
its Effect on the Population Sex Ratio,” Demography 14 (August, 1977) 285‑97.