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The TILDA economics working group examines economic questions relating to older adults. These include pension and income adequacy, work patterns and transitions to retirement, financial transfers, intergenerational transferral of wealth, and health economics generally, including costs related to healthcare service utilisation and the economic impact of health conditions.

Work on the Economics theme in TILDA is led by Dr Likun Mao and Dr Peter May.

TILDA Researchers

Dr Likun Mao

Dr. Likun Mao works as an Applied Econometrician for The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing. Find some of her publications below.

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TILDA Researchers

Dr Peter May

Peter May is a Research Assistant Professor in Health Economics at TCD Centre for Health Policy and Management and works in Health Economics at TILDA.

His research interests focus the economics of care for serious and complex medical illness, including palliative and end-of-life care.Find some of his publications below.

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