Brown Bag seminars take place in the Demography Department seminar room at 2232 Piedmont Avenue, usually on Wednesdays, from 12:10 to 1:00, although the discussion often continues for ten or fifteen minutes past 1:00. Please try to arrive before 12:10 so that we can start promptly at the scheduled time. Papers are not generally circulated in advance. Regular and decaffeinated coffee will be available, as well as cookies and hot water for tea. Administrative inquiries may be addressed to the Demography Office at 642-9800, or email@example.com.
If you would like to inquire about presenting a seminar yourself, or have suggestions for other potential speakers, please contact Josh Goldstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video of past presentations can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience
SPRING 2017 Schedule of Talks
January 25 Lowell Taylor, Carnegie Mellon University, The Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital: Evidence from the Golden Era of Upward Mobility
February 1 Claude Fischer, UC Berkeley, Introducing UCNets, Wave 1: Drawing on Family and Being Drawn on by Family
February 8 (CANCELLED) Hans-Peter Kohler, University of Pennsylvania, Surviving the Epidemic: Families and Well-Being, Malawi 1998—2013
February 15 Elisabeth Root, Ohio State University, Local Context and the Effectiveness of Health Systems Decentralization in Rural Honduras: Evidence for Improved Child Health?
February 22 Jeremy Freese, Stanford University, The Problem of Causal Mutualisms, The Promise of Polygenic Scores, and The Pervasive Divergence of Human Lives
March 1 Fabian Pfeffer, University of Michigan, Family Wealth as Intergenerational Insurance
March 15 (CANCELLED) Marcia Castro, Harvard University , Impact of the Zika Virus outbreak on Brazilian fertility
March 22 Emma Spiro, University of Washington, Look Who's Watching: Understanding the Audience of Police on Social Media
April 5 Phil Cohen, University of Michigan, Marriage, birth timing, poverty and health
April 12 Population Association of America Conference Student Practice Presentations
April 19 Chris Muller, UC Berkeley, Tenancy, Marriage, and the Boll Weevil Infestation, 1892-1930
May 3 Emily Marshall, Franklin & Marshall College, Measuring Cultural Models and Contraceptive Use Among Young US Women