Poverty Seminars

Sept. 1, 2009 
Seminar Kick-off Event
Welcome Lunch for Affiliates
12:00-1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

Sept. 8, 2009 
Hunger and Food Insecurity in the US: History, Correlates and Dynamics
Christine Olson, Poverty Team Member and Prof. of Nutritional Sciences
12:00-1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

September 15, 2009 
Education, Medical Knowledge and the Evolution of Disparities in Health
Anna Aizer, Economics, Brown University
12:00-1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

September 22, 2009 
The Political Representation of the Poor
Karen Jusko, Political Science, Stanford University
12:00-1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

September 29, 2009
The Linked Fortunes of People and Places: Effects of Neighborhood Change on Children’s Economic Trajectories
Pat Sharkey, Sociology, NYU
12:00-1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

October 6 , 2009 
Exposure to Household Food Insecurity Over Five Years in the United States
Parke Wilde, Nutritional Science & Policy, Tufts University
12:00-1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

October 20 , 2009 
Employer Market Power in the Low-Wage Labor Market
Jordan Matsudaira, Poverty Team Member and Prof. of Policy Analysis and Management
12:00-1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

October 27, 2009
Basis Risk, Ex Ante Wealth and the Performance of Index Based Livestock Insurance in the Presence of a Poverty Trap
Chris Barrett, Poverty Team Leader and Prof. of Applied Economics & Management, and Pin Chantarat, Economics
12:00-1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor)

Nov. 3, 2009 
The Industrial Organization of Rebellion: The Logic of Forced Labor and Child Soldiering Chris Blattman, Political Science, Yale
12:00-1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)
Co-Sponsored by CCSF

Nov. 2, 2009 
Public Lecture, The Causes and Consequences of Child Soldiering: Myth versus Reality Chris Blattman, Political Science, Yale
4:30 p.m., 423 ILR Conference Center
Co-sponsored by CCSF

Nov. 10, 2009 
On the Corner: Day Labor in the United States
Nik Theodore, City & Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Chicago
12:00-1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

Nov. 24, 2009 
Family Change and Poverty in Appalachia
Dan Lichter, Poverty Team Member and Prof. of PAM & Sociology
12:00-1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

Jan. 26, 2010
Why Poor People Don’t Vote: Income, Inequality, and Voter Turnout in Comparative Perspective
Chris Anderson, Poverty Team Member and Prof. of Government
12:00-1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

Feb. 9, 2010 
Agency and Compensation in the Low-Wage Labor Market: Evidence from the Hotel Industry
Matthew Freedman, Poverty Team Member and Prof. of Labor Economics
12:00-1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

Feb. 16, 2010 
Stutter-Step Models of College Entry
Stephen L. Morgan, Poverty Team Member and Prof. of Sociology
12:00-1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

February 23, 2010 
Measuring Mobility with Repeated Cross-Sections
David McKenzie, Development Research Group, World Bank
12:00-1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)
Co-sponsored by Development Economics

March 2, 2010
Early Academic Performance, Grade Repetition, and School Attainment in Senegal: A Panel Data Analysis
David Sahn, Poverty Team Member and Prof. of Economics in the Division of Nutritional Sciences
12:00-1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

March 9, 2010
More Than Just Nickels and Dimes: A Multi-Level Analysis of Working Poverty Across Affluent Democracies
David Brady, Duke University
12:00-1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

March 15, 2010 
The Sustainability of Impacts of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs
Karen Macours, Johns Hopkins University
12:15-1:15 p.m., 153 Uris Hall
Latin American Studies Seminar

March 16, 2010
Cash Transfers, Behavioral Changes, and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment
Karen Macours, Johns Hopkins University
12:00-1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

March 19, 2010
Changing Households’ Investments and Aspirations through Social Interactions: Evidence from a Randomized Transfer Program
Karen Macours, Johns Hopkins University
4:00 p.m., 498 Uris Hall
Economics Seminar

April 6 , 2010
The Democratization of Political Clientelism in Sub-Saharan Africa
Nic van de Walle, Poverty Team Member and Prof. of Government
12:00-1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

April 13, 2010
The Wealth Gap Between High and Low Castes in India
Seema Jayachandran, Economics ,Stanford University
12:00-1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)
Co-sponsored by Development Economics

April 20, 2010
Sex, Drugs, Police and Poverty: Human Development and Criminalization of Personal Behavior
Joanne Csete, Director of Law, Policy and Rights Program, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
12:00-1:30 P.M., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

May 4, 2010 
A Geographic Perspective on the Fate of U.S. Manufacturing Regions
Susan Christopherson, Poverty Team Member and Prof. of City and Regional Planning 12:00-1:30 P.M., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

Co-sponsored Events

May 12, 2008
Poverty Traps and Social Protection
Sponsored by the AEM Seminar Series
Chris Barrett, Team Leader and Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management
1:30-3:00 p.m., 401 Warren Hall

May 14, 2008 
CAPE Business Meeting and Lecture by Int. Professor Christopher B. Barrett
Chris Barrett, Team Leader and Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management
1:30-2:30 p.m., Boyce Thompson Institute Auditorium

September 11-13, 2009
Related Campus Workshop Inequality: New Directions Fleming Lecture
Room, 2.26 Weill Hall Sept. 11; 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Sept. 12; 8:30 a.m -3:45 p.m.; Sept. 13, 8:30 a.m -1:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Cornell University and the London School of Economics

September 17, 2009 
Related University Lecture Collective Action and the Commons: What Have We Learned?
Elinor Ostrom, Political Science, Indiana University
5:00 p.m., Rockefeller, Schwartz Auditorium
Sponsored by CCSF, AEM, Development Sociology, Government and Natural Resources

September 25-26, 2009
Related Campus Workshop Making Welfare States Work: Citizens, Workers, and Welfare States in Comparative Perspective
9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., B06 Sage
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality and the Institute for European Studies

Feb. 1, 2010
AEM Special Seminar The Impact of Employment Quotas on the Economic Lives of Disadvantaged Minorities in India
NIshith Prakash, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College
11:00-12:30 p.m., 401 Warren Hall

March 12, 2010
Seminar The CGIAR Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Challenge Program: Adaptation Pathways Based on Managing Current Climate Risk
Dr. James Hansen, Research Scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) at The Earth Institute, Columbia University, and co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Agricultural Systems
9:00-10:00 a.m., 401 Warren
AEM seminar, co-sponsored by the Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future

April 19, 2010 
Bronfenbrenner Life Course Center Seminar The End of (Material) Poverty as We Know It Douglas J. Besharov, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
12:00-1:00 p.m., 153 MVR Hall
Co-Sponsored by the Cornell Population Program