Past Other Events

April 2, 2014 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Donald B. Rubin Professor of Statistics - Harvard University
Wharton Statistics Department Seminars | Location: F60 Jon M. Huntsman Hall
Description: The effects of a job training program, Job Corps, on both employment and wages are evaluated using data from a randomized study. Principal stratification is used to address, simultaneously, the complications of noncompliance, wages that are only partially defined because of nonemployment, and unintended missing outcomes. The first two complications are of substantive interest, whereas the third is a nuisance. The objective is to find a parsimonious model that can be used to inform public policy. We conduct a likelihood-based analysis using finite mixture models estimated by the expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm. We maintain an exclusion restriction assumption for the effect of assignment on employment and wages for noncompliers, but not on missingness. We provide estimates under the “missing at random” assumption, and assess the robustness of our results to deviations from it. The plausibility of meaningful restrictions is investigated by means of scaled log-likelihood ratio statistics. Substantive conclusions include the following. For compliers, the effect on employment is negative in the short term; it becomes positive in the long term, but these effects are small at best. For always employed compliers, that is, compliers who are employed whether trained or not trained, positive effects on wages are found at all time periods. Our analysis reveals that background characteristics of individuals differ markedly across the principal strata. We found evidence that the program should have been better targeted, in the sense of being designed differently for different groups of people, and specific suggestions are offered. Previous analyses of this dataset, which did not address all complications in a principled manner, led to less nuanced conclusions about Job Corps. This is joint work with Paolo Frumento, Fabrizia Mealli, and Barbara Pacini.
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November 20, 2013 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Meyerson Hall, Lower Gallery, 210 S. 34th St.
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November 15, 2013 9:00 AM - November 16, 2013 5:00 PM
The UM Language and Rhetorical Studies Interdisciplinary Workshop: Graduate Student Conference
Shirley Brice Heath Professor Emeritus - Stanford University
Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Description: Proposals should be submitted to langrhetconference@umich.edu no later than midnight of Monday, September 16, 2013.
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November 12, 2013 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Christine Murray Presenter - University of Pennsylvania
Location: Goldstein Electronic Classroom, 1st Floor, Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich
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November 7, 2013 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
ACC: Trends in Higher Education: How Current Changes May Affect Your Academic Career
Dr. Laura Perna Professor of Education - University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education
Location: Stiteler Hall, B21
Description: https://upenn.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eLO11JuS8aGWltHPlease register to attendDoctoral students and postdocs in all disciplines are encouraged to attend this upcoming Academic Career Conference (ACC) speaker event
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October 15, 2013 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Vincent J. Cristofalo, PhD Annual Lectureship: "Towards Productive Aging: The Systemic Regulatory Network for Mammalian Aging and Longevity”
Dr. Shin-ichiro Imai Professor - The Penn Institute on Aging (IOA)
Location: BRB 2/3 Auditorium - 421 Curie Boulevard
Description: Kindly RSVP via email to aging@mail.med.upenn.edu or via phone to 215-898-3163. Reception To Follow Lecture
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October 10, 2013 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall
Description:

Reception, 5:00 - 6:30pm, Singh Center for Nanotechnology.

Registration is free, but required.

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October 6, 2013 9:00 AM - October 8, 2013 5:00 PM
Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Description: Applications now being accepted- refer to attached flyer
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September 27, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
India's Population Policies: Prescriptions and Shifting Goalposts
Leela Visaria Honorary Professor - University of Pennsylvania
Location: Center for the Advanced Study of India, 3600 Market Street, Suite 560
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September 20, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Education and Inequality Workshop: Major Decisions: Social Class Differences in Choosing a Field of Study at a Public University
April Yee Joint Ph.D. Candidate in Higher Education & Sociology - The University of Pennsylvania
Location: 169 McNeil Building
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September 17, 2013 - September 19, 2013
Location: The University of Texas at Austin
Save the Date:  Please register at the link above
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May 31, 2013 8:15 AM - 6:15 PM
Peter Pasi Vice President - Collective Political
Location: The Annenberg School, 3620 Walnut Street
UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication
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May 22, 2013
Various Speakers (Refer to Web Link) - University of Pennsylvania
Location: Smilow Translational Research Center, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard.
co-sponsored by the IOA, the Abramson Cancer Center, and the Tumor Biology Program of the Abramson Cancer Center
Description: Register to Present by April 12, 2013.  
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April 24, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
What's for lunch? Bites and snacks from around the world.
Abraham Wang Intercultural Programs Fellow - Penn Graduate Student Center
Location: Common Room Front, Graduate Student Center, 3615 Locust Walk
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April 19, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Race, Migration, and the Transnational Optic
Tiffany Joseph Robert Wood Johnson Fellow - Harvard University
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April 16, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
a novel method for matching, with an application to the analysis of effects of the 2010 earthquake in Chile on PTSD
José R. Zubizarreta PhD Student - University of Pennsylvania, Wharton
Location: Demography Library Conference Room, 4th Floor McNeil
University of Penn Demography Club
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April 16, 2013 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Sumit Tandon Application Engineer - Mathworks
Location: G7 Meeting Room in the Irvine Auditorium (3401 Spruce St.)
Description: Register for this seminar at http://www.mathworks.com/upenn
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April 12, 2013 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
What Happens in Vegas? Covering and Uncovering Suicides in a Resort City
Matt Wray Associate Professor of Sociology - Temple University
Urban Ethnography Workshop | Location: 169 McNeil
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April 11, 2013 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
REDUCING POVERTY AND INEQUALITY: PERSISTENT CHALLENGES AND NEW SOLUTIONS
Jack Goldstone Professor - George Mason University
Location: Huntsman Hall 270
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April 9, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Puzzling Out How Race Works in America--A Continuing Journey
Heather A. Williams Professor - Department of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location: Department of Africana Studies ~ Seminar Room 3401 Walnut Street Suite 330 A
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