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Surprising findings on what influences unintended pregnancy from Wise, Geronimus and Smock

Recommendations on how to reduce discrimination resulting from ban-the-box policies cite Starr's work

Brian Jacob on NAEP scores: "Michigan is the only state in the country where proficiency rates have actually declined over time."

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Call for papers: Conference on computational social science, April 2017, U-M

Sioban Harlow honored with 2017 Sarah Goddard Power Award for commitment to women's health

Post-doc fellowship in computational social science for summer or fall 2017, U-Penn

ICPSR Summer Program scholarships to support training in statistics, quantitative methods, research design, and data analysis

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Next Brown Bag

Mon, March 13, 2017, noon:
Rachel Best

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.