CCPR Co-Sponsors NBER Cohort Studies Data Users Conference

There will be an NBER Cohort Studies Data Users Conference on Friday, December 11, 2015, at the California Center for Population Research at UCLA.   This is a one-day conference. Attendance is open to faculty and to graduate students.   Thanks to NIH funding, support is available for lodging and travel (coach fare only, of course).  If you are interested, NBER can send an official invitation, but to get one you need to sign up by Sept. 15 at

The program will be as follows:

  • Dora Costa (UCLA), Welcome and Introduction
  • Evan Roberts (University of Minnesota), Measuring the ANZACs: Crowd-Sourcing a Complete Transcription of WWI Soldiers Through Zooniverse
  • Christopher Roudiez (NBER), GIS Mapping of 8 Major US Cities, 1860-1930
  • Noelle Yetter (NBER), From Free-Form Records to Machine Readable Data: The Union Army Project
  • Sven Wilson (BYU), Sources of Bias in Using Historical Administrative Data: The Union Army Records
  • Louis Nguyen (Brigham and Women’s), Interpreting Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Medical Records:  The Union Army Surgeons’ Reports
  • Evan Roberts (University of Minnesota), Big Data for Economic and Demographic History: The MPC-Ancestry Complete Count American Census Series
  • Round Table on Linkage