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Sastry's 10-year study of New Orleans Katrina evacuees shows demographic differences between returning and nonreturning

Stafford says less educated, smaller investors more likely to sell off stock and lock in losses during market downturn

Chen says job fit, job happiness can be achieved over time

Highlights

Deirdre Bloome wins ASA award for work on racial inequality and intergenerational transmission

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

Next Brown Bag

Monday, Oct 12
Joe Grengs, Policy & Planning for Social Equity in Transportation

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: advanced

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.