Aging Society and Elderly Care

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Co-hosted by Yale Healthcare Club of China, Yale Club of Beijing, and Yale Center Beijing.

This talk is part of the Greenberg Distinguished Colloquium.


Event Time

Thursday, June 15, 2023


6:30 pm-7:00 pm

Discussion and Q&A

7:00 pm-8:30 pm


Yale Center Beijing
36th Floor Tower B of IFC Building 8 Jianguomenwai Avenue Chaoyang District, Beijing (Yong'anli Subway Station, Exit C)


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Ticket: RMB 60 for Yale alumni and participants of past Yale Center Beijing programs; RMB 80 for regular admission. 

Walk-ins will not be accepted.



The language of the event will be Chinese.

Note: Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis.



The Event

On June 15, Xi Chen, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Economics at Yale University, and Xiaomei Pei, Professor in the Department of Sociology at Tsinghua University, will discuss "Aging Society and Elderly Care" at Yale Center Beijing. Based on his team's research in various countries and regions, Professor Chen will share global trends of the burden of elderly care caused by an aging society, as well as the ongoing policy interventions conducted in different countries, exploring areas for mutual learning.




Xi Chen

 Associate Professor of Health Policy and Economics, Yale University

Xi Chen's research integrates causal inference, machine learning, and epidemiological approaches to evaluate policies on population aging, life course health, and global health systems. He is an Editor at the Journal of Population Economics, a consultant at the United Nations and the World Bank, Research Fellow at IZA Institute of Labor Economics, Cluster Head at the Global Labor Organization, delegate of the US-China Dialogue on Healthcare (Track II), former President of the China Health Policy and Management Society, U.S. National Institutes of Health’s Butler-Williams Scholar and Claude D. Pepper Scholar, research affiliate of Cornell Institute on Health Economics, adjunct professor at Peking University, Guest Editor at the Journal of Asian Economics, and a member of the editorial board at China CDC Weekly. His research funded by the NIH/NSF/USDA appears in top science, economics, and medical journals, recognized through numerous awards such as the Kuznets Prize and George F. Warren Award, and widely covered in global media. He is a commentator at BBC, Bloomberg, and CNN, and writes opinion pieces for NYT. He obtained a PhD in Applied Economics from Cornell University.




Xiaomei Pei

 Professor in the Department of Sociology, Tsinghua University

Xiaomei Pei has been teaching and researching in the areas of medical sociology, social gerontology, and social welfare state since 1999. Dr. Pei received her Ph.D. degree in Sociology from the University of North Texas in 1996. Between 1996 and 1998, she worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development at Duke University Medical School. She has been involved in many research projects on aging and healthcare organization in China and internationally. Her studies were published in the academic journals of home and abroad, including Social Science in ChinaSocial Science and MedicineSocial Policy & AdministrationThe Journal of GerontologyIDS Bulletin, and Comparative Sociology. She has also been involved in the activities of the interRAI organization as a fellow since 2004, participating actively in the international effort to develop and implement scientific assessment systems for older and disabled persons in residential communities.


Greenberg Distinguished Colloquium

Thanks to the generosity of Mr. Maurice R. Greenberg, Chairman and CEO of C.V. Starr & Co. Inc. the Yale Center Beijing is pleased to host the Greenberg Distinguished Colloquium, which will convene thought leaders from all sectors who, in the spirit of Mr. Greenberg, play pivotal roles in building bridges among China, the U.S., and the rest of the world.

Mr. Greenberg has been a member of Yale Center Beijing’s Executive Council and retired as the Chairman and CEO of American International Group (AIG). In 2018, he was awarded the China Reform Friendship Medal.

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