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.
Igor Popov is an Economist at Airbnb, who recently received his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University. His research focuses on Public and Behavioral Economics, using theory and data to inform community decisions. In particular, his current projects explore homelessness, homesharing, and housing policy.
Jody Vallejo, a small grants recipient, will be presenting his work as part of our seminar series.
Jody Agius Vallejo is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California. She is an expert in immigration, race/ethnicity, Latinos and the Latino middle class. Her book, Barrios to Burbs: The Making of the Mexican American Middle Class (Stanford University Press) examines patterns of mobility and socioeconomic incorporation among upwardly mobile and middle-class Latinos in Southern California.
Dr. Bridget Terry Long, Ph.D. is Academic Dean and the Saris Professor of Education and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Long is an economist who specializes in the study of education, in particular the transition from high school to higher education and beyond. Her work focuses on college student access and choice and the factors that influence students’ postsecondary and labor market outcomes. Current projects examine the roles of information and assistance in promoting college savings, the completion of aid applications, and college enrollment.
Raj Chetty is a Professor of Economics at Stanford University. Chetty’s research combines empirical evidence and economic theory to help design more effective government policies. His work on tax policy, unemployment insurance, and education has been widely cited in media outlets and Congressional testimony. His current research focuses on equality of opportunity: how can we give children from disadvantaged backgrounds better chances of succeeding?