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The Economics and Social Policy Seminar Series draws leading economists to campus to share their empirical research on issues related to inequality and social policy. The series is hosted by the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy. The faculty organizers are Desmond Ang, Michela Carlana, and Mark Shepard.

The seminar will meet every Tuesday from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in a hybrid format.

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Spring 2023 Schedule

2/7/2023 Desmond Ang (HKS):  Vanguard: Black Veterans and Civil Rights after World War I (with Sahil Chinoy)


David Deming (HKS): Education, Wage Growth, and On-the-Job Learning


Anna Stansbury (MIT): Employer Concentration and Outside Options


Jeffrey Liebman (HKS): Chelsea Eats: UBI Field Experiment Results


Manasi Deshpande (University of Chicago): The (Lack of) Anticipatory Effects of the Social Safety Net on Human Capital Investment


Spring Break / No Seminar


Heather Royer (UC Santa Barbara):The Impacts of Obstetric Care on Maternal and Child Health: Evidence from Rural Obstetric Unit Closures in the US


Nicole Maestas (HMS): Legal Representation in Disability Claims


Damon Jones (University of Chicago):  The Value of Student Debt Relief and the Role of Administrative Barriers: Evidence from the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program (with Brian A. Jacob and Benjamin J. Keys)


Kosali Simon (Indiana University): State ACA Medicaid Expansions and the Medicaid Continuity of Coverage Rules During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE)


Christopher Campos (University of Chicago):  Social Interactions and Preferences for Schools: Experimental Evidence from Los Angeles


Heather Sarsons (University of British Columbia): TBA


Supreet Kaur (Berkeley): The Social Tax: Redistributive Pressure and Labor Supply

Please contact claire_byrne@hks.harvard.edu with any questions about this event.