The California Population Research Seminar Series, sponsored by the California Center for Population Research generally meets every Wednesday from 12:00 – 1:30 PM. See each listing below for specific time and room details. Any missing details will be posted as soon as they are finalized. If you would like to meet with the speaker during the day and/or join us for lunch or dinner, please CLICK on Speaker’s name below to retrieve Speaker’s Schedule. Please email all meeting requests to the speaker’s CCPR Host with Cc: to Seminars@ccpr.ucla.edu. Also, if you would like to suggest speakers or topics, please send email to Director@ccpr.ucla.edu.

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FALL QUARTER, 2014

Welcome and Introductions
Wednesday, October 8, 2014. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Yu Xie, Univ. of Michigan
“Children of the Cultural Revolution: Multigenerational Effects on Educational Outcomes in China”
Wednesday, October 15, 2014. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Vimeo Podcast: Yu Xie (10/15)
Co-sponsored with Dept. of Sociology Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility Group

Robert A. Hummer, UTX-Austin
“Hispanic Older Adult Health and Longevity in the United States: Current Patterns and Concerns for the Future”
Wednesday, October 22, 2014. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building 
Vimeo Podcast: Robert Hummer (10/22)

Pascaline Dupas, Stanford University
“Decentralization and Targeting of Subsidies: Evidence from Chiefs in Rural Malawi”
Wednesday, October 29, 2014. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building 
Vimeo Podcast: Pascaline Dupas (10/29) 

Kathryn Edin, Johns Hopkins University
“Diverging Destinies of Dads:  Growing Inequality’s Impact on the American Family”
Tuesday, November 4, 2014. 12:30pm to 2:00pm
2355 Public Affairs Building
Co-sponsorship: UCLA Luskin and the Center for the Study of Inequality and Dept. of Sociology Family Working Group through the Irene Flecknoe Ross Lecture Series*. The Irene Flecknoe Ross Lecture Series is made possible by a gift from Ray Ross in memory of his wife.

Noreen Goldman, Princeton University
“Predicting Survival of Older Adults”
Wednesday, November 12, 2014. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building 
Vimeo Podcast: Noreen Goldman (11/12)

Dan Benjamin, Cornell University
“The Promises and Pitfalls of Genoeconomics”
Wednesday, November 19, 2014. 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Marcella Alsan, Stanford University
“The Effect of the TseTse Fly on African Development”
Wednesday, December 10, 2014. 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

WINTER QUARTER, 2015

Franco Peracchi, University of Rome
“Growing up in wartime: Evidence from the era of two world wars”
Wednesday, January 7, 2015. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building 
Vimeo Podcast: Franco Peracchi (1/7/15)

Steven Goodreau, University of Washington
“Using Dynamic Demographic Network Models to Assess The Potential Impact of Individualized Testing Interventions For HIV Among Men Who Have Sex With Men In Southern California”
Wednesday, January 14, 2015. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Nancy Potok, US Census Bureau
“Building the Future of Federal Statistics: Update US Census Bureau”
Wednesday, January 21, 2015. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building 
Vimeo Podcast: Nancy Potok (1/21/15)

Ann Owens, University of Southern California
“Public and Private School Segregation”
Wednesday, January 28, 2015. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building 
Vimeo Podcast: Ann Owens (1/28/15)

Filiz Garip, Harvard University
“On the Move: The Changing Dynamics of Mexico-US Migration”
Wednesday, February 4, 2015. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Vimeo Podcast: Filiz Garip (2/4/15)
Co-sponsored with The Program on International Migration

Steven Ruggles, University of Minnesota
“Fragmentation of the Family”
Wednesday, February 11, 2015. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building
Vimeo Podcast: Steven Ruggles (2/11/15)

Bastien Chabe-Ferret, University Catholique de Louvain
“Baby Boom or Baby Bust: The Effect of the Great Depression on Fertility”
Wednesday, February 18, 2015. 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presentation SlidesPresentation Audio

Morgane Laouenan, Sciences Po,  Paris
“The Price is (not) right: Ethnic discrimination on an online marketplace of vacation rental”
Wednesday, February 25, 2015. 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Susan Watkins, CCPR
“Fevered Imaginations: The Romance of AIDS Altruism”
Wednesday, March 4, 2015. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building
Vimeo Podcast: Susan Watkins (3/14/15)

Paul Niehaus, UC San Diego
“Building State Capacity: Evidence from Biometric Smartcards in India”
Wednesday, March 11, 2015. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building
Vimeo Podcast: Paul Niehaus (3/11/15)

SPRING QUARTER, 2015

Jörg Heining, German Federal Employment Agency, Institute for Employment Research
“Accessing German Social Security Data at UCLA”
Wednesday, April 1, 2015. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building
Vimeo Podcast: Jörg Heining (4/1/15) 

Leah Boustan, UC Los Angeles
“Selection and Assimilation in the Age of Mass Migration: New Micro-Evidence”
Wednesday, April 8, 2015. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building
Vimeo Podcast: Leah Boustan (4/8/15) 

 Barbara Lawrence, UC Los Angeles
“Networks of Career Opportunity: A Unique Study of Social Capital Within a Large Organization”
Wednesday, April 15, 2015. 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

PAA Practice Session
Wednesday, April 22, 2015. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

Francesco Billari, Oxford University
“Islamic Rule, Marriage and Fertility: Causal Evidence from Turkey”
Wednesday, May 6, 2015. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Vimeo Podcast: Francesco Billari (5/6/15)
Co-sponsored by Dept. of Sociology: Family Working Group

Meredith Phillips and Sarah Reber, UC Los Angeles
“The Impact of Virtual College Advising on Disadvantaged Students’ College Enrollment: Evidence from a Random Assignment Field Experiment”
Wednesday, May 13, 2015. 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building

David Harding, UC Berkeley
“Effects of Incarceration on Employment and Recidivism: Evidence from a Natural Experiment”
Wednesday, May 20, 2015. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Vimeo Podcast: David Harding (5/20/15)
Co-sponsored by Dept. of Sociology: Stratification, Inequality and Mobility Working Group

Cameron Campbell, UC Los Angeles
“Bureaucratic Careers During the Qing (1644-1911) Dynasty: Preliminary Results from Analysis of the Jinshenlu Database”
Wednesday, May 27, 2015. 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Vimeo Podcast: Cameron Campbell (5/27/15)
Co-sponsored by Dept. of Sociology 

Dora Costa, UC Los Angeles
“Death and the Media: Asymmetries in Infectious Disease Reporting During the Health Transition”
Wednesday, June 3, 2015. 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building
Vimeo Podcast: Dora Costa (6/3/15)