Poverty, Developmental Neuroscience, and Public Policy Workshop
IRP is hosting a small workshop in spring 2016 that to focus on "Poverty, Developmental Neuroscience, and Public Policy." The workshop's primary focus is to unite current leading researchers from several fields to discuss topics on the relationship between human neurobiology, poverty, and public policy. IRP affiliates Barbara Wolfe and Seth Pollak organized the event in order to understand the current status of research into the effects of poverty on child development at the crossroads of neuroscience and economics, with a special focus on how such research can be appropriately and effectively used to inform public policy.
The Summer Research Workshop is an annual, invitation-only meeting at which social scientists present papers on a variety of topics affecting low-income individuals and families.
The IRP RIDGE Center holds an annual workshop providing the opportunity for current food assistance research grant recipients to present preliminary results on their food and nutrition assistance research and receive feedback from IRP affiliates.
IRP has introduced a biennial Teaching Poverty 101 Workshop to share its expertise developed over nearly a half century as the nation's original poverty research center. The workshop is designed to train and provide course materials to faculty who wish to develop poverty-related course content.
IRP hosted an Applied Microeconometrics Workshhop August 4-6, 2008, taught by Guido Imbens, Harvard University, and Jeffrey Wooldridge, Michigan State University.
The "Financial Decision-Making, Poverty, and Inequality" workshop held on May 21 and 22, 2014, was a collaboration between IRP and the Center for Financial Security (CFS) designed to bring together researchers and practitioners for a focused conversation about how household financial management and access to financial assets, loans, transactional accounts/products can serve to support (or impede) families in their goals to be financially secure.