Population Studies Center: In the News

Congressional letter features Daniel Cohen Green Stimulus plan

Daniel Aldana Cohen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) co-wrote an open letter to congress that was featured in a letter signed by 60 House Representatives calling for a Green Stimulus. The letter urges for a "transformational investment that not only delivers an economic recovery and puts people back to work, but also serves as a down payment on building a smart, more sustainable future for workers and families, and our planet."

--July 2, 2020

Richard Berk featured in Penn Today about the Kerner Commission

Richard Berk (PSC Research Associate) was featured in a Penn Today article about his research for the 1968 Kerner Commission, which aimed to understand causes for civil unrest across the country and he reflects on how it relates to current events and COVID-19.

--July 2, 2020

Jesús Fernández-Villaverde interviewed for Penn Today

Jesús Fernández-Villaverde (PSC Research Associate) was interviewed in a Penn Today article about the U.S. economic recession and what recovery might look like after the COVID-19 pandemic.

--July 2, 2020

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Regina Baker – Research Associate

This past semester Nykia and Shannon had the pleasure of sitting down with Regina Baker, PSC Research Associate and Assistant Professor of Sociology.

Quartet Pilot Project Competition


Request for Proposals:  2020-2021 Quartet Pilot Research Project Competition
Proposals are due: March 18, 2020| 5 pm

 The Annual Quartet award competition is jointly sponsored by the PSC, the Population Aging Research Center, Boettner Center for Pension Retirement Research, and LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics. The competition promotes high quality and innovative research in demography, economics, and related social and behavioral sciences. Quartet awards are funded for one year (or less) in duration and are selected through competitive peer review. Click here to read about former and currently funded projects