(Papers may be available from the authors)

"Current Research on the Low-Income Population"
Madison, WI
June 15-18, 2009
8417 Social Science Building


Session #1: Education 1: Principals

1:30-2:45 “Principal Turnover and Effectiveness”
Steven Rivkin, Amherst College
2:45-4:00 “Triangulating Principal Effectiveness: How Perspectives of Parents, Teachers, and Assistant Principals Identify the Central Importance of Managerial Skills”
Jason Grissom, University of Missouri–Columbia
4:00-4:15 Break
4:15-5:30 “Do Principals Fire the Worst Teachers, and Does It Matter? An Examination of the Non-Renewal Policy in the Chicago Public Schools”
Brian Jacob, University of Michigan
Dinner & Roundtable
Fresco, 227 State Street
6:00-9:30 "Low-Income Provisions of the Recovery Act"
Sharon Parrott, Welfare Reform and Income Support Division, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities


Session #2: Public Housing and Gene-Environment Interactions in Risky Behaviors

8:30-9:45 “Is Public Housing the Cause of Poor Health or a Safety Net for the Unhealthy Poor?”
Erin Ruel, Georgia State University
9:45-11:00 “The Integration of Genetic Propensities into Social-Control Models of Delinquency and Violence among Male Youths”
Guang Guo, University of North Carolina
11:00-11:15 Break

Session #3: Race

11:15-12:30 “The Role of Location in Evaluating Racial Wage Disparity”
Dan Black, University of Chicago
12:30-1:30 Catered lunch (discussion continues)
1:30-2:45 “Paying for Progress: Conditional Grants and the Desegregation of Southern Schools”
Sarah Reber, UCLA
2:45-4:00 “Speech Patterns and Racial Wage Inequality”
Jeffrey Grogger, University of Chicago
Lampman Memorial Lecture
The University Club, 803 State Street
4:30-6:00 “The American Welfare State: Laggard or Leader?”
Irwin Garfinkel, Columbia University
6:00-7:00 Reception
  Dinner on your own in Madison


Session #4: Children and Family

8:15-9:30 “The Unknown Immigration: How State Policy Shapes the Characteristics of Inter-Country Adoptions to the United States”
Fernando Lozano, University of Michigan
9:30-10:45 “How Linear Models Can Mask Non-Linear Causal Relationships: An Application to Family Size and Children's Education”
Matthew Wiswall, New York University
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:15 “How Do Extended Families Allocate Resources?”
Joseph Hotz, Duke University
12:15-1:15 Catered lunch (discussion continues)
1:15-2:30 “Endogeneous Household Interaction”
Christopher Flinn, New York University
2:30-3:45 “Dimensions of Divorce: Waiting Times, No-Fault, and Unilateral Divorce Laws”
Marjorie McElroy, Duke University
3:45-4:00 Break

Session #5: Recent Program Evaluations

4:00-5:15 “New Estimates of Public Employment and Training Program Impacts: A Nonexperimental Evaluation of the Workforce Investment Act Program”
Peter Mueser, University of Missouri, and Carolyn Heinrich, University of Wisconsin–Madison
5:15-6:30 “Government Programs Can Improve Local Labor Markets: Evidence from State Enterprise Zones, Federal Empowerment Zones and Federal Enterprise Communities”
John Ham, University of Maryland
  Dinner on your own in Madison


Session #6: Evaluation Methods and Education II

8:00-9:15 “Identification and Estimation of Causal Mechanisms and Net Effects of a Treatment under Unconfoundedness”
Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, University of Florida
9:15-10:30 “Ability, Parental Valuation of Education and the Drop Out Decision”
Kelly Green, University of British Columbia
10:30-10:45 Break (lunch will be served during the next two talks)
10:45-12:00 “Identification and Estimation of Information Sets and Preference Heterogeneity”
Flavio Cunha, University of Pennsylvania
12:00-1:15 “Estimating the Effect of Student Aid on College Enrollment: Evidence from a Government Grant Policy Reform”
Christopher Taber, University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Posted: February 25, 2009 by DD
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