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 Gassman-Pines, a small grants recipient, will be presenting her work as part of our seminar series. Gassman-Pines is Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Psychology and Neuroscience at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. She is also Faculty Fellow of Duke’s Center for Child and Family Policy.
Edith Chen’s research seeks to understand why poverty is associated with poor physical health outcomes in children, with a focus on the psychological and biological mechanisms that explain these relationships. She is also interested in questions of resilience—that is, why some children who come from adversity manage to thrive and maintain good profiles of health.
David Pedulla, a small grants recipient, will be presenting her work as part of our seminar series.
David Pedulla is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and a Faculty Research Associate of the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include race and gender stratification, labor markets, economic and organizational sociology, and experimental methods.
Peter Bergman is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Bergman’s research uses randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to find low-cost, scalable interventions that improve education outcomes.
David Figlio is the Director of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University and Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy and of Economics. Figlio conducts research on a wide range of education and health policy issues from school accountability and standards to welfare policy and policy design.
Figlio’s work has been published in numerous leading journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, and Journal of Human Resources.
David Frisvold, a small grants recipient, will be presenting her work as part of our seminar series.
David E. Frisvold is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Iowa. Professor Frisvold’s research agenda explores the role for government policies to enhance education and health outcomes, with an emphasis on policies targeted towards low-income children. His research has focused on the School Breakfast, Head Start, SNAP, and now WIC programs.