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Why Poverty Research Matters
The Inaugural Event of the Center for Poverty Research

Why Poverty Research MattersCongressman John GaramendiHilary Hoynes, Professor of EconomicsDean Kevin JohnsonAssociate Dean Paul HeckmanRoss Thompson, Professor of Psychology

On November 7, 2011, the Center hosted its inaugural event, a panel discussion featuring faculty affiliates Hilary Hoynes, Paul Heckman, Kevin Johnson, and Ross Thompson. The panelists discussed how poverty research across multiple disciplines–economics, education, law, and psychology–can inform public policy and improve people’s lives.  Congressman John Garamendi, UC Davis Provost Ralph Hexter, and more than 80 guests from the University community and beyond attended. 

Video highlights of the event are above; below you will find a link to watch the entire event.