In this Institute for Social Sciences Noon Lecture, Doug Miller will discuss his ongoing research on Head Start and evaluate his recent findings. This Lecture is co-sponsored by the Center for Poverty Research.
Doug Miller is an Associate Professor of Economics at UC Davis. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 2000. He is a research affiliate of the Center for Poverty Research, and serves as a Research Associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Miller’s research examines the impact of economic forces, social policy, and the environment on health. He has measured the effects of business cycles, inheritances, Head Start, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and air pollution on infant, child, and adult health. He works in the area of applied econometrics, using and building tools for measuring casual effects and for conducting accurate statistical inference. He also has research interests in development economics.