(Please note that participation is by invitation only. For more information please contact Dana Connelly at dconnelly@ssc.wisc.edu.)
Institute for Research on Poverty

"Current Research on the Low-Income Population"
June 23–26, 2014
2520 Grainger Hall
975 University Avenue
Madison, WI

Session #1: Race, School Finance, Training, and Foreclosures
12:00–1:15 Explaining the Link between Race, Speech, and Wages
Jeffrey Grogger, University of Chicago
1:15–2:30 The Effect of School Finance Reforms on the Distribution of Spending, Academic Achievement, and Adult Outcomes
Kirabo Jackson, Northwestern University; Rucker Johnson, University of California, Berkeley; and Claudia Persico, Northwestern University
2:30–2:45 Break
2:45–4:00 Employment and Earnings Effects of Awarding Training Vouchers
Annabelle Doerr, University of Freiburg; Bernd Fitzenberger, University of Freiburg; Thomas Kruppe, Institute for Employment Research (IAB); Marie Paul, University of Dusburg-Essen; and Anthony Strittmater, University of Freiburg
4:00–5:15 Mortgage Moratoria, Foreclosure Delays, Moral Hazard and Willingness to Repay
J. Michael Collins, University of Wisconsin–Madison; and Carly Urban, Montana State University
Dinner on your own  
Session #2: Program Evaluation
8:30–9:45 Bounding the Labor Supply Responses to a Randomized Welfare Experiment: A Revealed Preference Approach
Patrick Kline, University of California, Berkeley; and Melissa Tartari, University of Chicago
9:45–11:00 Structural Estimation of an Equilibrium Model with Externalities: Program Evaluation of Post-Katrina Rebuilding Grants
Jesse Gregory and Chao Fu, University of Wisconsin–Madison
11:00–11:15 Break
11:15–12:30 The Returns to College Education: A Reassessment of Heterogeneous Treatment Effects
Eric Grodsky, University of Wisconsin–Madison; Andrew Halpern-Manners, Indiana University, Bloomington; and Stefanie Lightner, University of Minnesota
12:30–1:30 Catered lunch (discussion continues)
1:30–2:45 Do Employers Prefer Workers Who Attend For-Profit Colleges? Evidence from a Field Experiment
Rajeev Darolia, Cory Koedel, University of Missouri; Paco Martorell, and Katie Wilson, RAND
Session #3: Immigration
2:45–4:00 The Impact of Immigration on Wages, Internal Migration and Welfare
Suphanit Piyapromdee, University College London
4:00–4:15 Break
4:15–5:30 Immigrants Equilibrate Local Labor Markets: Evidence from the Great Recession
Brian Cadena, University of Colorado Boulder; and Brian Kovak, Carnegie Mellon University
Dinner & Evening Presentation
AT&T Lounge, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street
7:30–9:30 Productivity Growth in Healthcare
Amitabh Chandra, Harvard University
Session #4: Crime
8:15–9:30 How Mandatory are Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Laws and to What Extent Do They Impact Sentences? Evidence from United States Federal Drug Convictions
David Bjerk, Claremont McKenna College; Caleb Mason, Miller Barondess LLP
9:30–10:45 Does Employment Decrease Recidivism Among Job Applicants with a Criminal History?
Shawn Bushway, Megan Kurlychek, and Megan Denver, University of Albany, SUNY
10:45–11:00 Break
11:00–12:15 Incarceration and Crime: Evidence from California’s Realignment Sentencing Reform
Magnus Lofstrom, Public Policy Institute of California; and Steven Raphael, University of California, Berkeley
12:15–1:15 Catered lunch (discussion continues)
Session #5: Peers and the Great Recession
1:15–2:30 Mechanisms of Parental Spillovers in the Classroom
Jane Cooley Fruehwirth, University of Cambridge
2:30–3:45 Labor Market Networks and Recovery from the Great Recession
Judith Hellerstein, University of Maryland, College Park
3:45–4:00 Break
4:00–5:15 Training Program Impacts and the Onset of the Great Recession
Carolyn Heinrich, University of Texas at Austin; and Peter Mueser, University of Missouri–Columbia
Dinner on your own  
Session #6: Parenting
8:15–9:30 Is There a Case for a “Second Demographic Transition?” Three Distinctive Features of the Post-1960 U.S. Fertility Decline
Martha Bailey, University of Michigan
9:30–10:45 Child Support Obligations and Family Outcomes: Causal Evidence from Administrative Data
Maya Rossin-Slater, University of California, Santa Barbara; and Miriam Wüst, Danish National Centre for Social Research
10:45–11:15 Break / Working Lunch (during last two presentations)
Session #7: Displaced Workers and Program Participation
11:15–12:30 Scraping By: Income and Program Participation after the Loss of Extended Unemployment Benefits
Jesse Rothstein, University of California, Berkeley; and Robert Valletta, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
12:30-1:45 Aid and Encouragement: Does a Letter Increase Enrollment among UI Recipients?
Andrew Barr and Sarah Turner, University of Virginia
1:45–2:00 Closing remarks and discussion (meeting adjourns)

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