PhD Seminar

Each student is required to participate in the departmental research seminar each semester they are in residence. This bi-weekly seminar provides an opportunity for faculty, students and outside guests to share their research methodology and findings. While students are expected to participate in the seminar each year, they must sign up for three graduate credits for the seminar one time. This is typically done during the student's second year. The formal requirements of the seminar are for the student to present a piece of original research in his or her second year.  

All talks will be in the PA conference room (209 Eggers), Thursdays from 12:20-1:50 pm (unless otherwise noted):

Schedule for PhD Seminar

Dates for Spring 2018

Seminar Information

January 25

Amy Ellen Schwartz

Academic CV Workshop

February 15

2nd-Year PhD Student Paper Presentation: David Schwegman

"The Direct Evidence of Accountability-Driven Middle School Closure: Evidence from New York City."

March 8

Speaker:  Ingrid Gould Ellen; New York University Wagner School of Public Service

March 22

2nd-Year PhD Student Paper Presentation: Ziqiao Chen

"For whom the shale booms? Local impact on workers and students in Pennsylvania and New York"

 March 29

2nd-Year PhD Student Paper Presentation: Emily Gutierrez 

"Weighing in on education finance equality: Do comprehensive pupil weights matter?"

 April 5

Guest Speaker:  Rajeev Darolia; University of Kentucky Martin School of Public Policy and Administration

 April 12

 2nd-Year PhD Student Paper Presentation: Jeehee Han

"Public housing and gentrification: Does access to better neighborhood resources improve student outcomes for low-income kids?"

 April 19


April 26 

 2nd-Year PhD Student Paper Presentation: Hannah Patnaik

The Impact of Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Programs on Food Security and Health Outcomes.”