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Friday, May 10, 2013

Have Blog, Will Travel: Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy

I am here today (I discuss inequality, poverty, and social policy quite a bit and thought this conference would be a good opportunity to hear some of the latest academic research on these issues):

NBER Universities' Research Conference
Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy
Phillip B. Levine and Melissa Schettini Kearney, Organizers
May 10-11, 2013
Royal Sonesta Hotel
Friday, May 10
1:30 pm Welcome and Introduction
1:40 pm
Hilary W. Hoynes, University of California at Davis and NBER
Marianne Bitler, University of California at Irvine and NBER
Elira Kuka, University of California at Davis
Do In-Work Tax Credits Serve as a Safety Net?

Discussant: Bruce Meyer, University of Chicago and NBER
2:30 pm
Bhashkar Mazumder, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Sarah Miller, University of Michigan RWJ Scholar
The Effects of the Massachusetts Health Reform on Financial Well Being

Discussant: Robin McKnight, Wellesley College and NBER
3:20 pm Break
3:40 pm
Joanne Hsu, Federal Reserve Board
David Matsa, Northwestern University
Brian T. Melzer, Northwestern University
Unemployment Insurance and Consumer Credit

Discussant: Tal Gross, Columbia University and NBER Food Insecurity Roundtable
4:30 pm
Neeraj Kaushal, Columbia University and NBER
Jane Waldfogel, Columbia University
Vanessa Wight, Columbia University
Public Policy and Food Insecurity among Children

Patricia M. Anderson, Dartmouth College and NBER
Kristin Butcher, Wellesley College and NBER
Hilary W. Hoynes, University of California at Davis and NBER
Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Northwestern University and NBER
Understanding Food Insecurity During the Great Recession

Lucie Schmidt, Williams College
Lara Shore-Sheppard, Williams College and NBER
Tara Watson, Williams College and NBER
The Effect of Safety Net Programs on Food Insecurity
5:30 pm  Adjourn
6:00 pm Reception and Group Dinner
Saturday, May 11
8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am
Hannes Schwandt, Princeton University
Unlucky Cohorts: Income, Health Insurance and AIDS Mortality of Recession Graduates

Discussant: Ann Huff Stevens, University of California at Davis and NBER
9:20 am
Ariel Kalil, University of Chicago
Magne Mogstad, University College London
Mari Rege, Case Western Reserve University
Mark Votruba, Case Western Reserve University
Father Presence and the Intergenerational Transmission of Educational Attainment

Discussant: Elizabeth Ananat, Duke University and NBER
10:10 am Break
10:30 am
Phillip B. Levine, Wellesley College and NBER
Melissa Schettini Kearney, University of Maryland and NBER
Income Inequality and the Decision to Drop Out of High School

Discussant: David Deming, Harvard University and NBER
11:20 am
Anna Aizer, Brown University and NBER
Florencia Borrescio Higa, Brown University
Hernan Winkler, University of California at Los Angeles
Impact of Rising Inequality on Health at Birth
Discussant: Doug Almond, Columbia University and NBER
12:10 pm Lunch
1:10 pm
Adriana Lleras-Muney, University of California at Los Angeles and NBER
Anna Aizer, Brown University and NBER
Joseph P. Ferrie, Northwestern University and NBER
Shari Eli, University of Toronto
The Long Term Impact of Means-Tested Transfers: Evidence from the Mother's Pension Program
Discussant: Hoyt Bleakely, University of Chicago and NBER
2:00 pm
Sendhil Mullainathan, Harvard University and NBER
Eldar Shafir, Princeton University
The Psychology of Poverty (additional paper)
2:45 pm
David Ellwood, Harvard University and NBER
What Can We Possibly Do Now?  Reflections on Future Directions for Research and Policy in an Era of Rising Inequality
3:15 pm Adjourn

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