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Shaefer and Edin's book ($2 a Day) cited in piece on political debate over plight of impoverished Americans

Eisenberg tracks factors affecting both mental health and athletic/academic performance among college athletes

Shapiro says Americans' low spending reflects "cruel lesson" about the dangers of debt

Highlights

Susan Murphy elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Maggie Levenstein named director of ISR's Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

Arline Geronimus receives 2016 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award

PSC spring 2016 newsletter: Kristin Seefeldt, Brady West, newly funded projects, ISR Runs for Bob, and more

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PSC Brown Bags
will resume fall 2016

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
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.