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Mailing Address

Research Seminar Series - Spring 2015

All seminars convene on Thursdays from noon to 1:00 p.m in Ward 107. Please feel free to bring a bag lunch.

January 15th

*Joint with Metro Studies Center
Title TBA

Paul Jargowsky, Professor of Public Policy, Senior Research Affiliate at the National Poverty Center, and Director of Center for Urban Research & Education, Rutgers University—Camden

January 22nd

Are Parental Welfare Work Requirements Good for Disadvantaged Children? Evidence from Age-of-Youngest-Child Exemptions

Chris Herbst, Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University

February 5th

A population-level study of the effects of early intervention for autism spectrum disorders

David Figlio, Orrington Lunt Professor of Education, Social Policy, and Economics; Director of Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University

February 12th

The Impact of Medical and Communication Technology on Homicides

Thomas Stratmann, University Professor of Economics & Law, George Mason University

February 19th

Unemployment Insurance Experience Rating and Labor Market Dynamics

David Ratner, Economist, Federal Reserve Board

March 5th

School Quality Moderates the Impacts of a Conditional Cash Transfer Program on High School Students: Evidence from an Experimental Evaluation in New York City

Sharon Wolf, National Poverty Fellow (in residence at ASPE, HHS)

March 19th

An Examination of the Effects of In-State Resident Tuition Policies on Undocumented Latino Youth in the United States

Ray Zuniga, PhD Candidate, DPAP

April 2nd

"Are Partnerships the Solution?: Exploring the Constraints of the U.S. Environmental Regulatory Framework

Manjyot Bhan, PhD Candidate, DPAP

April 9th

"Teachers like us: The effect of student-teacher demographic mismatch on student attendance"

Steve Holt, Ph.D. Student, DPAP

April 16th

"Performance Standards and Employee Effort: Evidence from Teacher Absences"

Seth Gershenson, Assistant Professor, DPAP

April 23rd

"Something in the Air? Air quality and children's cognitive development and functioning"

Dave Marcotte, Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland—Baltimore County


Please contact Seth Gershenson at gershens@american.edu with any questions.