IRP Seminars

IRP Seminar Series, 2015–2016

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 Science Building (unless otherwise noted), and are open to the public.

New seminar dates will be added as seminars are confirmed.

In 2015–2016, IRP will feature the following seminar series:

IRP Seminar Calendar, Fall 2015

September 10, 2015 - Cancelled
IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Long-Run Dynamics of EITC Eligibility
Ann Stevens, Professor of Economics and Director, Center for Poverty Research, University of California, Davis
 
September 17, 2015
IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
The Fundamental Mismatch between Family Law and Nonmarital Families
Clare Huntington, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Law, Fordham University
 
September 24, 2015
Meet the New IRP Affiliate Seminar Series
Using Electronic Health Record Data to Study Maternal and Child Health: A Focus on the Early Life Course
Deborah Ehrenthal, Associate Professor, Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Madison
 
October 1, 2015
Human Capital Investments and Development throughout the Life Course and Meet the New IRP Affiliate Seminar Series
The Economic Lives of Hispanic Children pre- and post-Great Recession
Lisa Gennetian, Associate Research Scientist, Institute of Human Development and Social Change, New York University; and Senior Researcher, NBER
 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 12:15-1:30 pm, Room 159 School of Education, 1000 Bascom Mall
Wisconsin Hope Lab Seminar
$2.00 a Day - Book ThumbnailLiving on $2 a Day in America
Kathryn Edin, Professor of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University and Luke Shaefer, Professor of Social Work and Public Policy, University of Michigan
This event is cosponsored by The Center for Demography and Ecology, Institute for Research on Poverty, La Follette School of Public Affairs, School of Education, WCER, and WISCAPE

 
Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 12:15-1:30 pm, 3470 Social Sciences Building
National Poverty Fellows Program Seminar Series
Access to Social Support, Private Financial Transfers, and Well-Being in Low-Income Households
Colin Campbell, National Poverty Fellow, IRP/ASPE
 
October 8, 2015
National Poverty Fellows Program Seminar Series
Start, Start Again: College Pathways of Economically Vulnerable Mothers
Nicole Deterding, National Poverty Fellow, IRP/OPRE
 
October 15, 2015
Spatial and Locational Aspects of Poverty Seminar Series
Heterogeneity and American Ghettoes
Mario Luis Small, Grafstein Family Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
 
October 22, 2015
IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Economic Conditions and Child Abuse
Ben Hansen, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Oregon
 
October 29, 2015
IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Health Policy and Latino Populations
Edward Vargas, Health Disparities Research Scholar, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison
 
November 5, 2015 - Cancelled
Poverty, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System and Meet the New IRP Affiliate Seminar Series
Evidence-Based Correctional Reform: Promises and Ethical Challenges
Cecelia Klingele, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin–Madison
 
November 19, 2015
Poverty, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System and Meet the New IRP Affiliate Seminar Series
Do Private Prisons Distort Justice? Evidence on Time Served and Recidivism
Anita Mukherjee, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin–Madison
 
December 3, 2015
National Poverty Fellows Program Seminar Series
Still "Saving Babies"? The Impact of Child Medicaid Expansions on High School Completion Rates
Lincoln Groves, National Poverty Fellow, IRP/ASPE
 
December 10, 2015
IRP Visiting Scholars Seminar Series
The Impact of Mandated Maternity Benefits on the Gender Difference in Promotions: Examining the Role of Adverse Selection
Mallika Thomas, Assistant Professor, Cornell University
 
December 17, 2015, Brownbag Seminar
12:00-1:15, 3740 Social Science Building
Is Inequality Inevitable? A Survey Experiment on Demand for Redistribution in South Africa
Patrizio Piraino, Associate Professor, School of Economics, University of Cape Town
Co-sponsored with the La Follette School of Public Affairs
Paper available in PDF format
 

IRP Seminar Calendar, Spring 2016

January 21, 2016
Spatial and Locational Aspects of Poverty Seminar Series
Rural Development after the Great Recession
Gary Green, Professor, Department of Community & Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin–Madison
 
January 28, 2016
National Poverty Fellows Program Seminar Series
Cohabiting Stepfamily Formation and the Gendered Life Course among Low-income Black Adults: Qualitative Insights
Megan Reid, National Poverty Fellow, IRP/OPRE-ACF
 
February 4, 2016
Meet the New IRP Affiliate Seminar Series
The Tax War On Poverty
Susannah Camic Tahk, Associate Professor, Law School, University of Wisconsin–Madison
 
February 9, 2016
3:00-4:30 pm, 1255 H.F. DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard Street
New Perspectives in Social Policy Seminar Series
Markets and the Poor
Arthur C. Brooks, President, American Enterprise Institute
Respondent: Timothy M. Smeeding, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison
 
February 11, 2016
Human Capital Investments and Development throughout the Life Course Seminar Series
Eliciting Maternal Beliefs about the Technology of Skill Formation
Flavio Cunha, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Rice University
 
February 18, 2016 - Cancelled
IRP Visiting Scholars Seminar Series
Couples' Physiological Synchronicity: Incorporating African American Families
Deadric Williams, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Sociology, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
 
February 25, 2016
Meet the New IRP Affiliate Seminar Series
Two Decades of Socioeconomic Changes among Wisconsin's Hmong American Population
Yang Sao Xiong, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin–Madison
 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

4:00 p.m., Howard Auditorium, Fluno Center, 601 University Avenue

Registration and Live Stream Information from the Wisconsin Alumni Association

Book Discussion
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Matthew Desmond, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University
(This event is also cosponsored with the UW Sociology Board of Visitors, and the Black Law Students Association)

 
March 3, 2016
12:15-1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 School of Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall
Human Capital Investments and Development throughout the Life Course Seminar Series
The Persistence of Poverty: Using Longitudinal Data to Understand Gaps in Educational Outcomes
Susan Dynarski, Professor of Education, Public Policy, and Economics, University of Michigan
Cosponsored with La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Wisconsin HOPE Lab
Reception to follow.
 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - Open to the Public
4:00 pm, Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC), Room 1325

2016 Doris P. Slesinger Lecture
Remaking a Life, Reversing an Epidemic: HIV/AIDS & the Politics of Transformation
Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Associate Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Northwestern University
Co-sponsored by The Department of Community & Environmental Sociology, the Institute for Research on Poverty, Department of Anthropology, the Department of Family Medicine, the Global Health Institute, the Collaborative Center for Health Equity (CCHE), and the Human Rights Program.
Reception to follow in the HSLC Atrium.

 
Wednesday, March 9,  2016
3:00–4:30 pm, 3470 Sewell Social Science Building
Seminar
The Effects of Medical Treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) on Children's Educational Achievement
Peter Fallesen, Senior Researcher, Rockwool Foundation Research Unit, Copenhagen
 
March 10, 2016
Poverty, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System Seminar Series
Paternal Incarceration and Teachers' Expectations of Students
Christopher Wildeman, Associate Professor, Department of Policy Analysis & Management, Cornell University
Cosponsored with the Center for Demography and Ecology
 
March 17, 2016
Spatial and Locational Aspects of Poverty Seminar Series
Industrial Shifts and Poverty in the U.S. Upper Midwest
Katherine Curtis, Associate Professor, Department of Community & Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin–Madison
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
3:30–4:30 p.m., 3470 Sewell Social Sciences Building
Book Discussion
Wounded City: Violent Turf Wars in a Chicago Barrio
Robert Vargas, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin–Madison
 
April 7, 2016
Spatial and Locational Aspects of Poverty Seminar Series
Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty in the U.S.
Scott Allard, Professor, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
12:30-1:30 p.m., La Follette School Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Drive
Joint La Follette and Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
Are Parental Welfare Work Requirements Good for Disadvantaged Children? Evidence from Age-of-Youngest-Child Exemptions
Chris M. Herbst, Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University
 
April 14, 2016
RIDGE Food Assistance Research Seminar Series
Expenditure Response to Increases in In-Kind Transfers: Evidence from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Timothy Beatty, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis
 
April 26, 2016
Robert J. Lampman Memorial Lecture
The Long-Term Consequences of Children's Health and Circumstances
Janet Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
 
April 28, 2016
Poverty, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System Seminar Series
A Pound of Flesh: Monetary Sanctions as a Permanent Punishment
Alexes Harris, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Washington
 
May 5, 2016
RIDGE Food Assistance Research Seminar Series
Measuring Effects of SNAP on Obesity at the Intensive Margin
Lorenzo Almada, Provost Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia Population Research Center, Columbia University
 

Previous IRP Seminars

2014–2015 | 2013–2014 | 2012–2013 | 2011–2012 | 2010–2011 | 2009–2010 | 2008–2009 | 2007–2008 | 2006–2007 | 2005–2006 | 2004–2005

Other Seminars