Building Human Capital and Economic Potential Seminar Series

The Building Human Capital and Economic Potential seminar series features speakers from a variety of disciplines who will assess current research and policy solutions and highlight key research and policy challenges for increasing economic self-sufficiency through building human capital and economic potential. The series is designed to concentrate interest and create opportunities for exchange across a broad range of disciplines and to engage key poverty researchers from other institutions.

Thursdays, 12:15-1:30 p.m., 8417 Social Science Building (unless otherwise noted)

September 12, 2013

The Effect of Income on Educational Attainment: Evidence from State Earned Income Tax Credit Expansions
Katherine Michelmore, Ph.D. Candidate in Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University

October 3, 2013

Workforce Development Revisited—How to More Effectively Target Tight Resources
Carolyn Heinrich, Sid Richardson Professor of Public Affairs, Director of the Center for Health and Social Policy, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

December 12, 2013

School Accountability, Postsecondary Attainment and Earnings
David Deming, Assistant Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University

January 30, 2014

New Perspectives on the Labor Market Effects of Immigration
Giovanni Peri, Professor, Department of Economics, University of California, Davis

February 20, 2014

State Policy on the Ground: The Varied Effects of Remediation Policies across the California State University System
Eric Grodsky, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

April 17, 2014

The Effects of Expanding College Supply on College Enrollment, Choice, and Completion
Isaac McFarlin, Assistant Research Scientist of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan