Workshops

IRP Summer Research Workshop

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.

Previous workshop agendas: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

Summer Dissertation Proposal Workshop

The Summer Dissertation Proposal Workshop is an innovative weeklong dissertation proposal workshop introduced by the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) and the Center on Race and Wealth (CRW), Howard University. The intensive training—which IRP anticipates offering each summer with a call for applications released in mid-winter—is designed to address the achievement gap in advanced degrees in the social sciences by providing competitively selected students from underrepresented populations with the skills, knowledge, and resources needed to prepare a dissertation proposal.

IRP RIDGE Center For National Food and Nutrition Assistance Research Workshop

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.

Previous workshop agendas: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

Teaching Poverty 101 Workshop

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.

Previous workshop agendas: 2013 | 2015

Applied Microeconometrics Workshop, August 4–6, 2008

IRP hosted an Applied Microeconometrics Workshhop August 4-6, 2008, taught by Guido Imbens, Harvard University, and Jeffrey Wooldridge, Michigan State University.

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.

Financial Decision-Making, Poverty, and Inequality Workshop

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.