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Cohort Studies Meeting

Dora Costa and Robert Pollak, Organizers

April 17-18, 2015

Royal Sonesta Hotel
Longfellow B/C

40 Edwin H. Land Boulevard

Cambridge, Massachusetts


Participant List

Friday, April 17:

8:45 am

Continental Breakfast

9:15 am

Welcome and Introductions

9:30 am

Alissa Goodman, University of London
Heather Joshi, University of London
Bilal Nasim, Institute of Education
The Long-Term Effects of Social and Emotional Skills in Childhood

10:25 am

Gabriella Conti, University College London
Explaining the Relationship between Early Life Factors and Later Outcomes: Behavioral and Biological Pathways

11:20 am


11:40 am

Eric Schneider, University of Sussex
Early Life Health Stagnation: Have Health Conditions in Utero Improved in the US and Western Europe over the Past 150 Years?

12:35 pm

Lunch – Longfellow A

1:35 pm

Aryeh Stein, Emory University   SLIDES
Child Growth and Human Capital: Data from COHORTS

2:30 pm

Daniel Belsky, Duke University
Avshalom Caspi, Duke University
Terrie Moffitt, Duke University
Richie Poulton, University of Otago
Quantification of Biological Aging in Young Adults

3:25 pm


3:45 pm

Dave Donaldson, Stanford University and NBER
Daniel Keniston, Yale University and NBER
How Positive Was the Positive Check? Investment and Fertility in the Aftermath of the 1918 Influenza in India

4:40 pm

Chulhee Lee, Seoul National University   SLIDES
Esther Lee, Seoul National University
Son Preference, Sex-Selective Abortion, and Parental Investment in Girls in Korea: Evidence from the Year of the White Horse

5:10 pm

Joanna Lahey, Texas A&M University and NBER   SLIDES
Douglas Oxley, University of Wyoming
Discrimination at the Intersection of Age, Race, and Gender: Evidence from a Lab-in-the-field Experiment

5:40 pm


7:00 pm

Bambara Restaurant
25 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
Cambridge, MA


Saturday, April 18:

8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:30 am

Avron Spiro, Boston University
Long-Term Psychological Outcomes of Military Experience

9:00 am

Hans Henrik Sievertsen, The Danish National Centre for Social Research   SLIDES
Miriam Wüst, The Danish National Centre for Social Research
Discharge on the Day of Birth, Parental Response and Health and Schooling Outcomes

9:30 am

Adam Isen, Department of the Treasury
Maya Rossin-Slater, University of California at Santa Barbara
Reed Walker, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
The Early-Life Environment and Long-Run Human Capital Formation: Implications for Climate Change and Cross-Sectional Income Disparities

10:00 am


10:15 am

Achyuta Adhvaryu, University of Michigan
Steven Bednar,
Elon University
Teresa Molina, University of Southern California
Quynh Nguyen, World Bank
Anant Nyshadham, University of Southern California
Salt Iodization and the Enfranchisement of the American Worker

10:45 am

Govert Bijwaard, NIDI   SLIDES
Lambert Lumey, Columbia University
Effects of Prenatal Famine on Conscript Heights at Age 18

11:15 am

Jesse Anttila-Hughes, University of San Francisco
Thomas Dreesen, University of San Francisco
Heterogeneous Long-Term Human Capital Impacts of Climate Variability in Rural and Urban Bangladesh

11:45 am


12:00 pm

Sarah Miller, University of Michigan
Laura Wherry, University of California at Los Angeles
The Long-Term Health Effects of Early Life Medicaid Coverage

12:30 pm

Amanda Kowalski, Yale University and NBER
What Do Longitudinal Data on Millions of Hospital Visits Tell us about the Value of Public Health Insurance as a Safety Net for the Young and Privately Insured?

1:00 pm

Lunch - Longfellow A

2:00 pm