David Bloom is Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of Harvard University’s Program on the Global Demography of Aging. He received a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 1976, an M.A. in Economics from Princeton University in 1978, and a Ph.D. in Economics and Demography from Princeton University in 1981. David has taught numerous courses on labor, health, and population and on statistics and econometrics. He has also published more than 400 articles, book chapters, and books. In April 2005 David was elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2015 he was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow of the Carnegie Corporation of New York. David is currently chairing the World Economic Forum’s Industry Agenda Council on the Future of the Health Sector.