This two-day conference sponsored jointly by LAEF and the Center for Business and Global Economy at NYU will focus on issues at the intersection of demography and economics.  Demographic changes are persistent and slow moving and over the past decades there have been dramatic changes in demography – decreased mortality and morbidity, lower birth rates and changing age structure of the population.  This conference will explore the current state of demographic research and the implications of demographic change for important economic issues – the structure of the family, capital flows, savings behavior and the fiscal condition of economies.  The academic organizers of the conference are David Backus, Heinz Riehl Professorship in Finance and Economics, Department of Economics, Volatility Institute, and Glucksman Institute for Research in Securities Markets, and Thomas Cooley, Paganelli-Bull Professor of Business and International Trade, Department of Economics-Business & Society Program Area, Volatility Institute, and Glucksman Institute for Research in Securities Markets.