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
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.
In 2017, the US department of agriculture estimated that
approximately 1 in 7 U.S. households was “food insecure”: they
either lacked the money to purchase enough food, or to purchase
healthy food. Public policy advocates and politicians alike have
branded the prevailing hourly federal minimum wage of $7.25 a
“starvation wage,” yet the impact of raising the minimum wage on
consumer nutrition is surprisingly underexplored.
Sebastian Tello-Trillo is an economist whose research focuses
on health policy in the U.S and Latin America. Most of
his research focuses on understanding how policies affect
individuals’ health behaviors and economic outcomes.
His fields of specialization are in Health Economics and
Marianne Bitler has expertise in public economics, labor
economics, health economics and applied microeconomics. Before
coming to UC Davis, she was a professor of economics at UC
Irvine. She has also worked at the Public Policy Institute of
California, the RAND Corporation, the Board of Governors of the
Federal Reserve, and the Federal Trade Commission. She is a
research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research
and a research fellow at IZA.