2009–2010 IRP Seminars

2009–2010 IRP Seminar Series

IRP seminars cross disciplinary boundaries to bring the latest research by top poverty scholars on and off campus to the Institute. They take place on Thursdays, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m., in room 8417 Social Sciences Building (unless otherwise noted), and are open to the public.

New seminar dates will be added as seminars are confirmed.

In 2009–2010, IRP will feature five seminar series:

The Reorganization of Social Policy in a Recession
This interdisciplinary series brings a distinguished group of researchers from other universities to the UW–Madison campus to present their work on the challenges of designing and evaluating public policies that support people in the current recession and on the net effects of those policies on vulnerable (especially poor) children and families.

Meet the New IRP Affiliate
This seminar series provides an opportunity for poverty researchers who recently joined the ranks of IRP affiliates to introduce themselves and their research interests and to present some of their recent work.

IRP Visiting Scholars
This seminar series features visitors from one of IRP's two Visiting Scholar Programs. The first program, initiated in 1998 with support that continues today from the UW–Madison, brings scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to the Institute for one- to two-week stays. The second program is for a broad range of faculty, researchers, and policy analysts who are hosted by IRP for limited or longer-term stays.

New Perspectives in Social Policy
The annual New Perspectives in Social Policy seminar series seeks to reach beyond familiar and well-explored fields of poverty research, to challenge accepted paradigms, and to open paths to new research models and methodologies. The series was launched in 2006, to mark the Institute's 40th anniversary.

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
This seminar series is wide-ranging, featuring poverty studies scholars representing a range of disciplines.

IRP Seminar Calendar, Fall 2009

September 3, 2009

Director’s introduction to the 2009–2010 seminar series
IRP Visiting Scholars Seminar Series
Measuring the Effects of Education on Smoking Behavior: Evidence from Twin Data
Pierre Koning, Program Leader, Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis and IRP Visiting Scholar (Co-sponsored with La Follette & WAGE)
[Available in PDF Format: Paper | PowerPoint Presentation]

September 10, 2009

IRP Visiting Scholars Seminar Series
The Heterogeneous Effects of Training Incidence and Duration on Labor Market Transitions
Marie Waller, Institute for Economic Research, Department of Applied Econometrics, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany, and IRP Visiting Scholar (Co-sponsored with La Follette)
[Available in PDF Format: Paper | PowerPoint Presentation]

September 17, 2009

The Reorganization of Social Policy in a Recession Seminar Series
Education Policy in a Recession: New Investments in Community Colleges
Sara Goldrick-Rab and Douglas N. Harris, Professors of Education, Educational Policy Studies, Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), University of Wisconsin–Madison, and IRP Affiliates
[PowerPoint available in PDF format]

September 24, 2009

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Broadening the View and Zooming in: Accounting for Non-Cash and for Imputed Income in Inequality Analyses
Joachim R. Frick, Data Operations Manager & Deputy Director, German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP), DIW Berlin, Germany
[PowerPoint available in PDF format]

October 1, 2009

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
The Impact of Long-Term Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on Family Obesity
Maximilian Schmeiser, Department of Consumer Science, University of Wisconsin–Madison, and IRP Affiliate
[PowerPoint available in PDF format]

October 8, 2009

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Family Structure and Intergenerational Mobility
Thomas DeLeire, La Follette School of Public Affairs, Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Madison, and IRP Affiliate
[PowerPoint available in PDF format]

October 15, 2009

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Distributional Aspects of the Inflation Tax in South Africa: A Microsimulation
Steve Koch, Department of Economics, University of Pretoria, Pretoria Republic of South Africa, and Visiting Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin–Madison (co-sponsored with La Follette)

October 22, 2009

IRP Visiting Scholars Seminar Series
Effects of Paternal Presence and Family Instability on Child Cognitive Performance
Terry-Ann L. Craigie, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, Princeton University, and IRP Visiting Scholar
Available in PDF format: Paper | PowerPoint Presentation]

October 29, 2009

Seminar cancelled, to be rescheduled
Meet the New IRP Affiliate Seminar Series
The Impact of Childhood Activity Limitations on Parental Health, Mental Health, and Workdays Lost in the United States
Whitney Witt, Department of Population Health Sciences and School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin–Madison, and IRP Affiliate

November 12, 2009

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Life Course Outcomes of Adolescents with Low IQs: Report from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study
Marsha Seltzer, Academic Program Director Waisman Center, and Vaughn Professor, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin–Madison, and IRP Affiliate

November 19, 2009

The Reorganization of Social Policy in a Recession Seminar Series
Recession and Redistribution: The Economy, Public Policy, and the Poor
Gary Burtless, John C. and Nancy D. Whitehead Chair in Economic Studies, Brookings Institution
[PowerPoint available in PDF format]

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Single Mothers, Minimum Wages, and Welfare Participation
Peter Brandon, Broom Professor of Social Demography, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton College (co-sponsored with La Follette)
12:15-1:30 p.m. La Follette School conference room

December 3, 2009, 4:00 pm, University Club, 803 State Street

Alfred Kahn Memorial Lecture
Social Policy and Child Well-Being: A Comparative Perspective
Jane Waldfogel, Professor of Social Work and Public Affairs, Columbia University
[PowerPoint available in PDF format]

December 10, 2009

IRP Visiting Scholars Seminar Series
The Outcomes of Teenage Motherhood in Europe: Evidence from the EU-SILC
Karen Robson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, York University
[PowerPoint available in PDF format]

IRP Seminar Calendar, Spring 2010

January 21, 2010

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Outcomes of Employer-Based Free Tax Form Completion Programs: Research Results and Practical Observations on Assisting Low-Income Employees at Work
John Hoffmire, Director of the Center on Business and Poverty, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin–Madison, and IRP Affiliate
[PowerPoint available in PDF format]

January 28, 2010

The Reorganization of Social Policy in a Recession Seminar Series
Low-Skill Work in High-Skill Countries: Poverty and Policy Implications
David Autor, Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
[PowerPoint available in PDF format, 11 MB]

February 4, 2010

Meet the New IRP Affiliate Seminar Series
Gender, Power, and Labor Migration in Mexico
Jenna Nobles, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin–Madison, and IRP Affiliate

February 11, 2010

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
On the Observational Implications of Taste-Based Discrimination in Racial Profiling
Jane Cooley, Department of Economics and WCER, University of Wisconsin–Madison, and IRP Affiliate
[PowerPoint available in PDF format]

February 18, 2010

Meet the New IRP Affiliate Seminar Series
How Performance Information Affects Resource Allocation Decisions: Evidence from an Experiment
Donald Moynihan, La Follette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin–Madison, and IRP Affiliate
[PowerPoint available in PDF format]

February 25, 2010

Meet the New IRP Affiliate Seminar Series
Fathers' Involvement and Fathers' Wellbeing over Children's First Five Years
Marcy Carlson, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin–Madison, and IRP Affiliate, and Kimberly Turner
[PowerPoint available in PDF format]

March 4, 2010

The Reorganization of Social Policy in a Recession Seminar Series
NYC's Conditional Cash Transfer Program–How Well Did It Work?
James Riccio, Director, Low-Wage Workers and Communities Policy Area, MDRC

March 11, 2010

The Reorganization of Social Policy in a Recession Seminar Series
Conditional Cash Penalties in Education: Evidence from the Learnfare Experiment
Thomas Dee, Professor of Economics, Swarthmore College (co-sponsored with WCER)
[Available in PDF format: Paper | PowerPoint]

March 18, 2010

IRP Visiting Scholars Seminar Series
Monopsony in the Low-Wage Labor Market? Evidence from Minimum Nurse Staffing Legislation
Jordan Matsudaira, Assistant Professor, Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, and IRP Visiting Scholar
[PowerPoint available in PDF format]

March 25, 2010

Meet the New IRP Affiliate Seminar Series
Children of Incarcerated Parents
Julie Poehlmann, Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison, and IRP Affiliate

April 8, 2010

Meet the New IRP Affiliate Seminar Series
Organizational and Policy Contexts for Employment: The Case of Restaurant Service Work
Anna Haley Lock, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin–Madison, and IRP Affiliate

April 15, 2010

Meet the New IRP Affiliate Seminar Series
The Impact of Childhood Activity Limitations on Parental Health, Mental Health, and Workdays Lost in the United States
Whitney Witt, Department of Population Health Sciences and School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin–Madison, and IRP Affiliate
[PowerPoint available in PDF format]

April 22, 2010

Please note: Seminar has been cancelled, to be rescheduled
IRP Visiting Scholars Seminar Series
TBA
Angela Valdovinos D'Angelo, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, and IRP Visiting Scholar

April 29, 2010

The Reorganization of Social Policy in a Recession Seminar Series
The Regeneration of Social Policy: Effects on Health and Health Care Coverage for the Poor
Barbara Wolfe, Professor of Economics, Public Affairs, and Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Madison, and IRP Affiliate

Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 4:00 pm, The Pyle Center, Alumni Lounge, 702 Langdon Street

New Perspectives in Social Policy Seminar Series
Caught in the Middle
Richard C. Longworth, Senior Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar, DePaul University

May 6, 2010

IRP Visiting Scholars Seminar Series
Family Structure, Role Resources and Demands, and Father's Health
Daphne Hernandez, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University, and IRP Visiting Scholar

May 13, 2010, 4:00 pm, The Fluno Center, Howard Auditorium, 601 University Avenue

The Robert J. Lampman Memorial Lecture
From Income to Consumption: Understanding the Transmission of Inequality
Richard Blundell, David Ricardo Professor of Economics, University College London, and Research Director, ESRC Centre for Public Policy, Institute for Fiscal Studies

Other Seminars

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