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Lam says tightening global labor market good for American workers

Johnston says e-cigs may reverse two-decades of progress on smoking reduction

Mueller-Smith finds incarceration increases the likelihood of committing more, and more serious, crimes

Highlights

Bob Willis awarded 2015 Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Labor Economics

David Lam is new director of Institute for Social Research

Elizabeth Bruch wins Robert Merton Prize for paper in analytic sociology

Elizabeth Bruch wins ASA award for paper in mathematical sociology

Next Brown Bag

PSC Brown Bags will be back fall 2015


Daniel Schaffa

Funded Research:

Determinants of Conceptions in the United States (Weinberg Research)

Graduate Student, Population Studies Center.

Graduate Student, Department of Economics.

Graduate Student, School of Law.

Economics and Law, Year: 5

PSC Mentor: James Hines, Jr

J.D., University of Michigan
M.A., University of Michigan
M.A., University of Michigan

Research Interests: law and economics issues (e.g. how probate law affects testamentary decisions) and decision making over the business cycle (e.g. how tax evasion and savings behavior differ during high and low income periods); his other work looks at the effect of recessions on low- and moderate-income households, the effect of weather on birthrates, and the socially optimal punishment of crime.