Conference Podcasts

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Conference Podcasts

The Center for Poverty Research Conferences convene scholars and policy experts to discuss pressing issues in poverty and poverty research.

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Gavin Wright, Stanford University
Podcast: War on Poverty Conference Presentation

In this presentation, Gavin Wright discusses Martha Bailey’s paper, “How We Fought the War on Poverty: A Quantitative History.”

Wright is the William Robertson Coe Professor of American Economic History at Stanford University and a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

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Maya Rossin-Slater, University of California, Santa Barbara
Podcast: War on Poverty Conference Presentation

In this presentation, Maya Rossin-Slater discusses Hilary Hoynes’ paper “The Impacts of 50 Years of the Food Stamp Program”

Rossin-Slater is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Sean Reardon, Stanford University
Podcast: War on Poverty Conference Presentation

In this presentation, Sean Reardon discusses Sarah Reber’s paper, “The History and Legacy of Title I.”

Reardon is a Professor of Education and Sociology at Stanford University and Director of the Stanford Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Program in Quantitative Education Policy Analysis.

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Chloe Gibbs, University of Virginia
Podcast: War on Poverty Conference Presentation

In this presentation, Chloe Gibbs discusses David Frisvold’s paper “‘Nutrition and Cognitive Achievement: An Evaluation of the School Breakfast Program.”

Gibbs is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education at the University of Virginia’s Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy as well as the Curry School of Education.

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Thesia Garner, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Podcast: War on Poverty Conference Presentation

In this presentation, Thesia Garner discusses James Sullivan’s paper “Winning the War: Poverty from the Great Society to the Great Recession.”

Garner is a Senior Research Economist in the Division of Price and Index Number Research with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, where she has served since 1984.

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Greg Duncan, University of California, Irvine
Podcast: War on Poverty Conference Presentation

In this presentation, Greg Duncan discusses Douglas Miller’s paper “Long Run Puzzles in Head Start Research.”

Duncan is an economist and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Education at the University of California, Irvine. He currently serves as chair of a National Research Council’s Institute on Medicine Committee on child research.

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Douglas Miller, University of California, Davis
Podcast: Long Run Puzzles in Head Start Research

In this presentation, Douglas Miller discusses research on Head Start and evaluates some recent study findings.

Miller is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis, a Faculty Affiliate of the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research and a Faculty Research Fellow for the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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Sarah Reber, University of California, Los Angeles
Podcast: The History and Legacy of Title I

In this presentation, Sarah Reber discusses the history and legacy of Title 1, the 1965 legislation which sought to improve academic achievement among disadvantaged youth.

Reber is an Associate Professor of Public Policy in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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David Frisvold, University of Iowa
Podcast: Nutrition and Cognitive Achievement: An Evaluation of the School Breakfast Program

In this presentation, David Frisvold his research on how the School Breakfast program has impacted student achievement.

Frisvold is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Iowa.

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Martha Bailey, University of Michigan
Podcast: How We Fought the War on Poverty: A Quantitative History

In this presentation, Martha Bailey discusses a quantitative history of the War on Poverty.

Bailey is an Associate Professor of Economics and a Research Associate Professor at the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan. She is also a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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Hilary Hoynes, University of California, Berkeley
Podcast: The Impacts of 50 Years of the Food Stamp Program

In this presentation, at the January 2014 War on Poverty Conference, Hilary Hoynes discusses her research on the food stamp program in the U.S. and the program’s impact over the past 50 years.

Hoynes is a Professor of Public Policy and Economics, and Haas Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a Research Affiliate for the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research and is co-editor of the leading journal in economics, American Economic Review.

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Kenneth Chay, Brown University
Podcast: The 1966 FLSA Amendments, Hospital Costs, Employment and Medicare

In this presentation, Kenneth Chay discusses how the 1966 Fair Labor and Standards Act, which expanded protections to some farm workers and increased the minimum wage, impacted hospital costs, employment and Medicare.

Chay is a Professor of Economics and Community Health at Brown University, as well as a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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James Sullivan, University of Notre Dame
Podcast: Winning the War: Poverty From The Great Society to the Great Recession

In this presentation, James Sullivan discusses the successes of U.S. safety net programs from President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society program of the 1960s to the most recent economic recession.

Sullivan is an Associate Professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame, and a research affiliate of the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan.

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Kent Germany, University of South Carolina
Podcast: “I’m For Grandma”: The War On Poverty, the Budget and LBJ’s Economic Vision

In this presentation, Kent Germany discusses the War on Poverty, the United States budget, and president Lyndon Johnson’s economic vision.

Germany is an Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of South Carolina and co-host of For The Record, a PBS interview program on politics and history.

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Ann Stevens, UC Davis Center for Poverty Research
Podcast: ACA Conference Opening Remarks

Ann Huff Stevens is the Director of the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research, and Professor of Economics at UC Davis. She has served as an investigator on several grants from the National Science Foundation, including a study currently underway to better understand the relationship between cyclical movements in unemployment and mortality. Stevens is also a faculty research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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Mitchell Katz, LA County Department of Health Services
Podcast: Affordable Care Act Conference Opening Address

In his keynote presentation, Mitchell Katz talks about the challenges of providing health care to poor and uninsured populations, and the changes required of county hospitals by the Affordable Care Act.

Katz is the director of Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, which serves more than ten million residents, about one million of whom have no medical insurance.

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Robin Affrime, CEO CommuniCare Health Centers
Podcast: Presentation on Implementing the ACA

In this presentation, Robin Affrime discusses the impact the Affordable Care Act can have on community clinics that currently serve uninsured and poor populations. Affrime is CEO of CommuniCare Health Centers.

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Ron Chapman, California Department of Public Health
Podcast: Presentation on Implementing the ACA

In this presentation, Ron Chapman describes the Affordable Care Act’s impact on public health, health equity and public health services. Chapman is the Director of the California Department of Public Health.

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Peter Cunningham, Center for Studying Health System Change
Podcast: The Impact of the ACA on Safety Net Hospitals and Access to Care

In this presentation, Peter Cunningham discusses his research on how the Affordable Care Act might affect how safety net hospitals that primarily serve poor populations care for their patients. Cunningham is a Senior Fellow and Director of Quantitative Research at the Center for Studying Health System Change.

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Tom DeLeire, Georgetown University
Podcast: Expanding Coverage to Uninsured Childless Adults and its Effect on the Use of Health Care

In this presentation, Tom DeLeire discusses his research on how the Affordable Care Act might affect how much childless adults use health care. DeLeire is a Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University.

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Ian Hill, Urban Institute
Podcast: Provider Capacity and the ACA

In this presentation, Ian Hill discusses how health care providers will meet the new need created by the Affordable Care Act, and how states are planning to cope with the higher demand for care. Hill is a research fellow with the Urban Institute.

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Neal Kohatsu, California Department of Health Care Services
Podcast: Presentation on Implementing the ACA

In this presentation, Neal Kohatsu talks about the innovation needed to transform our current health system into one that bridges health care and public health. Kohatsu is the Medical Director of the California Department of Health Care Services.

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Joy Melnikow, Center for Healthcare Policy
Podcast: Presentation on Implementing the ACA

In this short introduction to our panel discussion on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Joy Melnikow talks about how health professionals in the field can contribute to health care research. Melnikow is the Director of the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, and a professor of family and community medicine at UC Davis.

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Health System Capacity and Access to Care
Podcast: Panel Discussion on the Demand for Care and Expanding Health Provider Capacity

In this discussion, panelsts Tom DeLeire, Peter Cunningham and Ian Hill consider the possible growth in demand for health care under the Affordable Care Act, and our network of hospitals and medical professionals will be able to meet that demand. 

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Hospitals, Research and Health Reform
Podcast: Panel Discussion on Successfully Implementing the ACA

In this panel discussion, moderator Joy Melnikow and panelists Ron Chapman, Neal Kohatsu, Robin Affrime and Kris Srinivasan consider how academic research might contribute to successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act. 

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