The Center for Poverty Research hosts an annual seminar series on poverty issues. We are pleased to welcome faculty, researchers, and thought leaders to the UC Davis campus.
Most of our seminars are located in Andrews Conference Room, 2203 Social Sciences and Humanities Building, unless otherwise noted.
Parking Information: A valid UC Davis parking permit is required to park on campus. Daily Visitor Permits are available for purchase for $9.00 at machines located at the entrance to the Quad Parking Structure (GPS Address: 1 Howard Way, Davis, CA). The Andrews Conference Room is a short walk from the parking structure.
Directions to Andrews Conference Room: Enter the Social Sciences & Humanities Building through the Letters & Science Dean’s Office entrance (arch and glass doors). Stairs and elevator are located just inside; proceed to the second floor. Andrews is on the right side of the hall, 2203 SS&H.
Anna Sjögren earned her Ph.D. in economics at the Stockholm School of Economics in 1998. She works as a researcher at IFAU and is an UCLS affiliate. Her research focuses on education, human capital, family economics and the labor market. At present, she is involved in projects studying the effects of Swedish school reforms, and the importance of school and family policies for child health, and human capital development. Another project deals with long run changes in men’s and women’s opportunities to combine family and career.
In this lecture, Professor Page will make an evidence-based case that large scale public health and nutrition interventions provide far reaching benefits for poor children, and that these programs are crucial levers towards reducing the intergenerational transmission of poverty, even if their benefits are not transparent in current official poverty statistics.
The 2016-2017 Campus Community Book Project, featuring Raj Patel’s Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System, invites you to a lecture by Marianne Page, Professor, Department of Economics and Deputy Director, Center for Poverty Research, entitled “The Impact of U.S. Food and Nutrition Programs on Child Well-being.” This event is free and open to the public.
Danny Yagan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California Berkeley and a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He earned a BA summa cum laude and a PhD in economics from Harvard University and completed a post-doc at UC Berkeley. He works in public and labor economics focusing on education quality and access, capital taxes, and inequality in recovery from the great recession.
Andrew Barr is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Texas A&M University who focuses on understanding the effects of education policies on disadvantaged and non-traditional student populations. Much of his research focuses on understanding the role of financial and informational factors in the college enrollment decisions and related labor market outcomes of military veterans and displaced workers. More recent work focuses on the effects of early childhood interventions. Barr holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Virginia.
Ron Haskins is a Senior Fellow and holds the Cabot Family Chair in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, where he co-directs the Center on Children and Families. He is also a senior consultant at the Annie E. Casey Foundation and was the President of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management in 2016. Haskins is the co-author of Show Me the Evidence: Obama’s Fight for Rigor and Evidence in Social Policy (2015) and the author of Work over Welfare: The Inside Story of the 1996 Welfare Reform Law (2006).