Spring 2009 Colloquium

The colloquium of the Population Studies Center of the University of Pennsylvania meets most Mondays from 12:00pm (noon) until 1:00pm in Room 103 in the McNeil Building (3718 Locust Walk) during the academic year. Sessions start and end promptly. Attendees are invited to bring and eat their lunch. There is also the possibility of having lunch with our colloquium speakers; please contact Dawn Ryan at psc_staffcolloquium@mailman.ssc.upenn.edu if you are interested in joining the speaker for lunch. If you are interested in speaking at one of our colloquium sessions, please contact Herbert L. Smith at hsmith@pop.upenn.edu. Population Studies Center events may be photographed and/or video recorded for educational and promotional use.

January 2009

January 26, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Happy and Healthy Life Expectancy in the US: Patterns and Explanations
Scott Lynch Associate Professor of Sociology - Princeton University
103 McNeil
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February 2009

February 2, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Forecasting Murder
Richard Berk Professor of Criminology and Statistics - University of Pennsylvania
103 McNeil
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February 9, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Annette Lareau Stanley I. Sheerr Term Professor in the Social Sciences Professor of Sociology - University of Pennsylvania
103 McNeil
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February 23, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Jesús Fernández-Villaverde Associate Professor of Economics - University of Pennsylvania
103 McNeil
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March 2009

March 2, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Life Course Determinants of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Later Life Health
Steven Haas Assistant Professor of Population Dynamics - Arizona State University
103 McNeil
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March 16, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Power of TV: Cable Television and Women’s Status in India
Emily Oster Assistant Professor of Economics - University of Chicago
103 McNeil
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March 23, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The impact of the AIDS pandemic on health services in Africa: Evidence from Demographic Health Surveys
Christina H. Paxson Hughes-Rogers Professor of Economics and Public Affairs - Princeton University
103 McNeil
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March 30, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Familiality of Fertility and Post-Reproductive Survival: New Evidence from the Utah Population Database
Ken R. Smith Professor of Human Development and Family Studies - University of Utah
103 McNeil
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April 2009

April 6, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Fiscal Externalities of Becoming a Parent
Douglas A. Wolf Gerald B. Cramer Professor of Aging Studies, Professor of Public Administration, Director, Center for Aging and Policy Studies, Associate Director, Aging Studies Program, Center for Policy Research - Syracuse University
103 McNeil
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April 13, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Neural mechanisms of intertemporal choice
Joe Kable Assistant Professor of Psychology - University of Pennsylvania
103 McNeil
Co-presented with Li-Wei Chao, Senior Fellow in the Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania.
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April 20, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Measuring Tsunami Mortality in Indonesia
Elizabeth Frankenberg Associate Professor of Public Policy - Duke University
103 McNeil
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