Best Cities for Successful Aging | The Authors
The Authors

Anusuya Chatterjee
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Anusuya Chatterjee is an economist specializing in econometric modeling and health- and productivity-related issues, including studies related to chronic disease and obesity, the economic impacts of publicly funded projects, and the lifesciences industry. Her recent focus has been supervising projects related to the economics of aging and obesity. Her research has been published in various academic journals and presented at conferences. She has co-authored impactful Milken Institute publications such as Film Flight: Lost Production and Its Economic Impact on California, Jobs for America: Investments and Policies for Economic Growth and Competitiveness, The Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences Cluster 2009, and An Unhealthy America. She has also written opinion articles for mainstream media and contributes to the Institute's blog. Previously she held a tenure track academic position at the University of Southern Indiana; worked in partnership with the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services to estimate the cost of providing chemical dependency treatment services in New York State; and helped the Cancer Foundation of India with data collection strategies. Her dissertation was an econometric analysis of the benefits of Head Start. Chatterjee received a Ph.D. in economics from the State University of New York, Albany, a master's degree from the Delhi School of Economics, and a bachelor's degree from Jadavpur University in India.

Ross DeVol
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Ross DeVol is chief research officer at the Milken Institute. He oversees research on international, national and comparative regional growth performance; technology and its impact on regional and national economies; access to capital and its role in economic growth and job creation; and health-related topics. Since joining the Institute, DeVol has put his group in the national limelight with groundbreaking research on technology and its impact on regional and national economies. He is an expert on the new intangible economy and how regions can prepare themselves to compete in it. He examines the effects of technology, research and development activities, international trade, human capital and labor-force skills training, entrepreneurship, earlystage financing, capital access, and quality-of-place issues on the geographic distribution of economic activity. DeVol is ranked among the "Super Stars" of Think Tank Scholars by International Economy magazine. DeVol appears on national television and radio programs, including CNN's "Moneyline," "Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo," Fox Business News, and CNBC. He is frequently quoted in print media, including The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Investor's Business Daily, Forbes, The Economist, Time, and BusinessWeek. DeVol earned his master's degree in economics at Ohio University and received advanced training in economics at Carnegie Mellon University.

Paul H. Irving
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Paul H. Irving is senior managing director, chief operating officer and member of the board of the Milken Institute. Previously, Irving was an advanced leadership fellow at Harvard University and chairman, CEO, and managing partner of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a prominent national law and consulting firm. At the Institute, Irving leads strategic programs, including the Best Cities for Successful Aging initiative to address older Americans' aspirations to remain vital, healthy, and actively engaged in their communities. Now in his own encore career, Irving intends for the initiative to broaden the national dialogue and drive progressive policies, best practices, and innovative programs to improve seniors' lives. A frequent speaker on leadership and strategy, Irving is a board member of East West Bancorp, Inc. and a senior advisor to Milestone Advisors, LLC. He also serves on the boards of charitable and civic organizations, including Civic Ventures and Operation Hope, and as a senior advisor to TrueSpark and Peace First. Irving is a graduate of New York University and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he served as an adjunct professor and received the Board of Governors Award for outstanding contributions to society and the law.