Fall 2012 Colloquia

All colloquia take place on Thursdays at noon in the PSTC Seminar Room in Mencoff Hall, unless otherwise noted.

September 6: Mark Pitt, Population Studies and Economics, Brown University. Identifying the Hidden Costs of a Public Health Success: Arsenic Well Water Contamination and Productivity in Bangladesh.

September 13: Andrew Fenelon, Postdoctoral Fellow, Brown University. Revisiting the Hispanic Mortality Advantage in the United States: The Role of Smoking.

September 20: Jessaca Leinaweaver, Anthropology, Brown University. International Adoption: Migration or Reproduction?

September 27: Oded Galor, Economics, Brown University. The "Out of Africa Hypothesis," Human Genetic Diversity and Comparative Economic Development.

October 4: Hyunjoon Park, Sociology, University of Pennsylvania. Causal Effects of Single-Sex Schools on Adolescent Outcomes: Random Assignment in Korean High Schools.

October 11: Justine Hastings, Economics, Brown University. Postsecondary Education and Student Loan Reform: Economics and Policy Design in Chile.

October 18: David Grusky, Sociology, Stanford University. The Payoff to Skill in the Third Industrial Revolution.

October 25: Marcos Rangel, Development Studies, Princeton University. Is Parental Love Colorblind? Inequality Aversion and Allocation of Resources within Mixed Families.

November 8: Ellen Block, Population Studies, Brown University. The AIDS House: Orphan Care and the Changing Household in Lesotho.

November 15: Grant Miller, Medicine, Stanford University. High-Powered Incentives for Childhood Anemia Reduction in Rural China.

November 29: Doug Massey, Sociology, Princeton University. Affordable Housing and Social Mobility for the Poor: Lessons from Mount Laurel.

December 6: Harsha Thirumurthy, Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Conditional Cash Transfer and Mobile Phone Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence: An Application to HIV Treatment in Kenya and Uganda.