About NTA

The National Transfer Accounts Project

The NTA project was established in 2002 by Ronald Lee and Andrew Mason through the Center for the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA), University of California at Berkeley and the East-West Center (EWC) in Honolulu. The NTA project is governed by an Executive Council while CEDA and EWC serve as NTA Secretariats. Regional centers are based at East-West Center (Asia), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in Santiago (Latin America and the Caribbean), the African Economic Research Consortium in Nairobi (Africa), and the Vienna Institute of Demography (Europe). Members of the NTA network consist of research teams in more than 50 countries based in universities, research institutions, and government agencies. NTA estimates for more than 30 additional countries are being constructed for a total of 85 countries.

A new center of excellence, the African Program for Training and Research on the Generational Economy, is being established at CREFAT in Dakar in cooperation with UNFPA-WCARO.

Executive Council

At-large members

  • Ronald Lee (Coordinator)
  • Andrew Mason (Coordinator)
  • Gretchen Donehower
  • Sang-Hyop Lee


  • Latif Dramani
  • Adedoyin Soyibo

Asia and the Pacific

  • Bazlul H. Khondker
  • Tengku Aizan Binti Tengku Abdul Hamid


  • Hippolyte d'Albis
  • Alexia F├╝rnkranz-Prskawetz

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Paulo Saad
  • Piedad Urdinola

Support for the NTA project has been provided by the National Institute on Aging: NIA, R37-AG025488 and NIA, R01-AG025247; the International Development Research Centre (IDRC); the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through the Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health; the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); United Nations Population Division; Asian Development Bank; the World Bank; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; the European Science Foundation; the European Commission; and the Academic Frontier Project for Private Universities: matching fund subsidy from MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), 2006-10, granted to the Nihon University Population Research Institute.

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