"Current Research on the Low-Income Population"
June 19–22, 2017
Grainger Hall
975 University Avenue
Madison, WI


Papers are linked to title if availble.
Session #1: Household Finance and Inequality
12:00–1:15 The Effects of the 1930s HOLC "Redlining" Maps
Daniel Aaronson, Daniel Hartley, and Bhashkar Mazumder, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
1:15–2:30 Household Financial Practices and Wealth Mobility in the Era of Mass-Participatory Finance and Growing Inequality
Angelina Grigoryeva, Princeton University
2:30–2:45 Break
Session #2: Drugs and Crime
2:45–4:00 The Moral Hazard of Lifesaving Innovations: Naloxone Access, Opioid Abuse, and Crime
Jennifer Doleac, University of Virginia; and Anita Mukherjee, University of Wisconsin–Madison
4:00–5:15 Is Your Lawyer a Lemon? Incentives and Selection in the Public Provision of Criminal Defense
Amanda Agan, Rutgers University; Matthew Freedman and Emily Owens, University of California, Irvine
Dinner on your own
8:00–8:30 Breakfast, Grainger Hall
Session #3: Housing
8:30–9:45 Does the Earned Income Tax Credit Reduce Housing Instability?
Natasha Pilkauskas, University of Michigan; and Katherine Michelmore, Syracuse University
9:45–11:00 Moved to Opportunity: The Long-Run Effect of Public Housing Demolition on Labor Market Outcomes of Children
Eric Chyn, University of Minnesota
11:00–11:15 Break
Session #4: Long-Term and Intergenerational Impacts of Early Interventions
11:15–12:30 The Long-Run Effects of Childhood Insurance Coverage: Medicaid Implementation, Adult Health, and Labor Market Outcomes
Andrew Goodman-Bacon, Vanderbilt University
12:30–1:30 Lunch (discussion continues)
1:30–2:45 Breaking the Cycle? The Intergenerational Effects of Head Start
Andrew Barr, Texas A&M University; and Chloe R. Gibbs, University of Notre Dame
2:45–4:00 Pre-K in the Public Schools: Evidence from Within All States
Timothy Bartik, and Brad Hershbein, Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
4:00–4:15 Break
Session #5  
4:15–5:30 Who Is Screened Out? Application Costs and the Targeting of Disability Programs
Manasi Deshpande, University of Chicago; and Yue Li, University at Albany-SUNY
Reception, Evening Presentation & Dinner
University Club, 803 State Street, Madison
5:30–6:30 Reception
6:30 Dinner
7:00 Presentation Speaker: Robert Hauser, Executive Officer, American Philosophical Society; Vilas Research Professor and Samuel Stouffer Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, University of Wisconsin–Madison
7:45–8:15 Breakfast, Grainger Hall
Session #6: Health Insurance and the ACA
8:15–9:30 The Effects of Public Health Insurance Expansions on the Mental and Behavioral Health of Children
Sarah Hamersma, Syracuse University; and Jinqi Ye, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
9:30–10:45 Do Individuals Respond to Cost-Sharing Subsidies in their Selections of Marketplace Health Insurance Plans?
Andre Chappel, and Kenneth Finegold, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Thomas DeLeire, Georgetown University; and Emily Gee, Council of Economic Advisors and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
10:45–11:00 Break
11:00–12:15 Identification, Replication and the Effect on Employment of the TennCare Public Insurance Contraction
John Ham and Ken Ueda, National University of Singapore
12:15–1:15 Lunch (discussion continues)
1:15–2:30 Family Ties and Worker Displacement
Patrick Coate, American Institute for Economic Research; Pawel Krolikowski, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland; and Mike Zabek, University of Michigan
Session #7: Higher Education
2:30–3:45 Increasing Community College Completion Rates among Low-Income Students: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluation
William Evans, University of Notre Dame and NBER; Melissa Kearny, University of Maryland and NBER; and James X. Sullivan, University of Notre Dame
3:45–4:00 Break
4:00–5:15 Price Regulation, Price Discrimination, and Equality of Opportunity in Higher Education: Evidence from Texas
Rodney Andrews, University of Texas-Dallas; and Kevin Stange, University of Michigan and NBER
Dinner on your own
7:45–8:15 Breakfast, Grainger Hall
Session #8: Education
8:15–9:30 The Roles of Neonatal Health and Race in Special Education Identification
Todd Elder, and Scott Imberman, Michigan State University; David Figlio, Northwestern University; and Claudia Persico, University of Wisconsin–Madison
9:30–10:45 The Long-Run Impacts of Same-Race Teachers
Seth Gershenson, American University; Cassandra M. D. Hart, University of California, Davis; Constance A. Lindsay, American University; and Nicholas Papageorge, Johns Hopkins University
10:45–11:15 Break/Working Lunch (during last two presentations)
11:15–12:30 Leveraging Technology to Engage Parents at Scale: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial
Peter Bergman and Eric Chan, Columbia University
12:30–1:45 The Generational Progress of Mexican Americans
Brian Duncan, University of Colorado-Denver; Jeff Grogger, University of Chicago; Ana Sofia Leon, Universidad Diego Portales; and Stephen Trejo, University of Texas at Austin
1:45–2:00 Closing remarks and discussion (meeting adjourns)

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