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 $8.00 at machines located at the
entrance to the North Entry Parking
Structure (GPS Address: 1 Howard Way, Davis, CA).
The Andrews Conference Room is a short walk from the parking
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.
Dr. Stephanie M. Jones, is the Marie and Max Kargman Associate
Professor of Human Development and Urban Education at the Harvard
Graduate School of Education. Jones is a developmental
psychologist whose work focuses on the longitudinal effects of
poverty and exposure to violence on social and emotional
development in early childhood and adolescence.
Thursday, April 17, 2014AGR Room, Alumni and Visitor Center5:00pm- Reception, 5:30pm- Opening Remarks and Lecture
Why do successful people get things done at the last minute? Why
does poverty persist? Why do organizations get stuck putting out
fires? Why do the lonely find it hard to make friends? These
seemingly unconnected questions are surprisingly joined by a
single psychology of scarcity. The research in our book shows how
scarcity–of any kind–creates its own mindset. Understanding
this mindset helps illuminate behavior in nearly every walk of
David Autor is a Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology Department of Economics, Faculty Research
Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Research
Affiliate of the Abdul Jameel Latif Poverty Action Lab, and
Editor in Chief of the Journal of Economic Perspectives published
by the American Economic Association. His current fields of
specialization include labor market impacts of technological
change and globalization, earnings inequality, disability
insurance and labor supply, and temporary help and other
intermediated work arrangements.