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Department of Public Administration & Policy Research Seminar Series - Fall 2015

All seminars convene on Thursdays from noon to 1:15 p.m in Ward 105 unless otherwise noted.

August 27

Performance-Based Funding for Public Higher Education: Implications for Equity and Affordability

Chris Birdsall, DPAP PhD Candidate

September 3

The Effect of Low-Income Housing on Neighborhood Mobility: Evidence from Linked Microdata

Quentin Brummet, Economist, U.S. Census Bureau

September 10

Title TBA

Thomas DeLeire, Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University; Research Associate at NBER

September 14*

*Note special time & place (Monday, Time TBA, MGC 5)

Title TBA

Thomas S. Dee, Professor of Education, Stanford University; Research Associate at NBER

September 15*

*Note special time & place (Tuesday, 4PM-5PM, SIS 300)

Joint speaker series with Metropolitan Policy Center


Scott Allard, Professor, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington

October 1

Principal Licensure Exams and Future Job Performance: Evidence from the School Leaders Licensure Assessment

Jason Grissom, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Education, Vanderbilt University

October 6*

*Note the Special Times and Places

Lifecycle Events and Their Consequences: Job Loss, Family Change, and Declines in Health (11 to 12 noon in MGC 4)

Trends in Publishing in Policy and JPAM (4 to 5pm in Ward 102)

Kenneth Couch, Professor of Economics, University of Connecticut, Editor in Chief, JPAM

October 8

Title TBA

Ben Castleman, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, University of Virginia

October 15

Title TBA

Sharon Wolf, New York University

October 22

The Growing Importance of Social Skills in the Labor Market

David Deming, Associate Professor of Education, Harvard University; Research Associate at NBER

November 2*

Note the special time & place (Monday, Time & Place TBA)

Title TBA

Klaus Zimmermann, Professor of Economics, Bonn University; Director of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)


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