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Maxwell School

CPR Seminar Series

Spring 2005

441 Eggers Hall, Thursdays; 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

(unless otherwise indicated)

  • February 3.  CPR Faculty meeting – State of the Center  
  • *February 11.  Michael Greenstone (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).  "Does Hazardous Waste Matter? Evidence from the Housing Market and the Superfund Program." (Environmental Economics, Labor Economics, Public Finance, & Health Economics)
  • February 17.  Kathleen McGarry (UCLA). "Private Information and Its Effect on Market Equilibrium: New Evidence from Long-Term Care Insurance."
  • March 3.  Greg Duncan (Northwestern and Russell Sage Foundation). Empathy or Antipathy? The Impact of Diversity. (Economist and Multidisciplinary Scholar, Child Outcomes)
  • March 10.  Leroy Stone (Statistics Canada). "A New Perspective on Trajectories of Transition to Retirement." (Demography, Family, Women, Aging)
  • April 7.  Janet Currie (UCLA). "Biology As Destiny? Short and Long-Run Determinants of Inter-generational Correlations in Birth Weight."  (Labor Economics, Public Economics, Health Economics)
  • **April 11.  Ron Ferguson - (Harvard University). "Cultural Forces and the Black-White Achievement Gap." (Economist, Urban Issues, Economics of Schooling)
  • ****April 14.  Pamela Smock (University of Michigan). "Everything's There Except Money: How Money Shapes Decisions to Marry Among Cohabitors." (Sociology,  Family, Gender, and Social Inequality).
  • April 21.  Jan Blustein - (New York University). "Toward A More Public Discussion Of The Ethics Of Federal Social Program Evaluation." (Health and Health Care of Older Americans, with a Particular Emphasis on Older Women)
  • ***April 22.  John Goldthorpe – (Nuffield College, Oxford). "Education Based Meritocracy: The Barriers To It's Realisation."(Sociology, social stratification and comparative macro-sociology, including methodological issues)
  • April 28.  Jerry Miner Lecture Series – Leanne Stiefel (New York University).(Sociology, social stratification and comparative macro-sociology, including methodological issues)

        * Friday joint CPR/Economics seminar: 3:00 – 4:30

         ** Monday lunch time brownbag: 11:45 – 1:00

        *** Friday Special Seminar, co-sponsored by Sociology:3:30-5:00

        ****Special Start Time - 3:30pm