Is the Social Safety Net a Long-Term Investment?
Mar
14
4:00 PM16:00

Is the Social Safety Net a Long-Term Investment?

  • Insitute for Research on Labor and Employment (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join O-Lab Co-Director Hilary Hoynes for a talk on the evidence from the Food Stamp Program. After Social Security, the Food Stamp Program touches the lives of more American families than any other element of the social safety net. What is the impact of this program on the long-term outcomes of children who receive these resources early in life? Hoynes finds that access to food stamps in childhood leads to long-term improvements in human capital, quality of life, and mortality. Learn more here.

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Climate Change & Human Mortality
Mar
13
5:00 PM17:00

Climate Change & Human Mortality

  • Yang and Yamazaki Environment and Energy (Y2E2) Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come learn about "Climate Change & Human Mortality" with O-Lab affiliate Solomon Hsiang. He will discuss recent research on how populations around the word may be impacted, often unequally, by climate change as well as how these populations may adapt. Find more information here.

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Inequality in Life and Death: Policy and Prospect
Nov
29
8:30 AM08:30

Inequality in Life and Death: Policy and Prospect

  • Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall (map)
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Inequality has become a central focus of policy discussions, but inequality has multiple dimensions and correspondingly many potential policy interventions. This mini-conference will consider inequality from this broad perspective. The event will feature a keynote by Peter Orszag, and presentations from O-Lab faculty Hilary Hoynes and Gabriel Zucman.

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Pushing the Frontiers of Climate Change Policy in California
Nov
16
10:30 AM10:30

Pushing the Frontiers of Climate Change Policy in California

O-Lab affiliate Meredith Fowlie will be speaking at UC Davis on the real world application of market based environmental regulations.

About: Economists generally agree that carbon pricing should be a core component of any meaningful policy response to climate change. But this compelling economic idea has been difficult to translate into politically feasible policy. Over the past two decades, experimentation around the world has been progressing slowly and with mixed results. In many respects, California has been at the bleeding edge of these efforts. Fowlie will unpack some of the empirical evidence on carbon pricing impacts across a range of economic outcomes and focus on some important challenges.

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Race and Network in the Job Search Process
Nov
1
4:00 PM16:00

Race and Network in the Job Search Process

David Pedulla, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Stanford University, will discuss his detailed research data on both job applications and job offers, which provide the unique ability to adjudicate between these processes. This data provides evidence that although blacks and whites utilize their networks at similar rates, these methods are less likely to lead to job offers for African-Americans.

The talk will include O-Lab faculty Conrad Miller and Haas faculty Laura Kray as discussants and is co-sponsored by the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment.

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Revolutionizing Data for Public Good
Mar
28
1:30 PM13:30

Revolutionizing Data for Public Good

On March 28 O-Lab held a conference and matchmaking event to identify ways that new-unique data can advance social good, promote communication between researchers and companies with rich data-sets, and provide a deeper understanding of the synergistic benefits of data access. 

Read #OurTake by Ben Handel to learn more about key takeaways and how data can produce public good. Event video and pictures can be found HERE

For more information about speakers please visit the event website, www.data4publicgood.com.

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O-Lab at CalDay: The Economics of Inequality
Apr
22
to Apr 23

O-Lab at CalDay: The Economics of Inequality

Three Berkeley Opportunity Lab professors will discuss their research. Topics include the synergistic effects of pre-K and K-12 spending on children's long-run adult attainment, the interaction between specific colleges and upward mobility, and how integrating ideas from psychology into economics can help us better understand why it is difficult to escape poverty.

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