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September 2018

USDA Research Relocation and Reorganization: Perspectives from Former USDA Chief Scientists and Administrators (webinar)

September 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

MORE INFO AND RSVP HERE On August 9, US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue surprised Congress and USDA stakeholders with an announcement that he plans to relocate the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) and USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) outside the Washington, DC, area by the end of 2019. He also will transfer ERS from the USDA research arm to a policy arm. The announcement has raised the following questions of process: Was the partner and stakeholder…

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The Lab @ DC: EITC Expansion, Earnings Growth, and Inequality: Evidence from Washington, DC

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Building, G9,
1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC United States

REGISTER HERE EITC Expansion, Earnings Growth, and Inequality: Evidence from Washington, DC In 2001, DC enacted the supplemental earned income tax credit - among the largest supplements to the federal credit in the nation. What effects - if any - has it had on District residents experiencing income inequality, earnings growth, and employment opportunities? Using administrative tax panel data, Dr. Hardy assess the combined effect of the federal and local credits within DC from 2001-2014. ------ Bradley Hardy is an…

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October 2018

The Lab @ DC: Expanding Participation in Municipal Elections: Evaluating the Impact of Seattle’s Democracy Voucher Program

October 3 @ 12:00 pm
Wilson Building, G9,
1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC United States

REGISTER HERE The Lunch @ DC with Brian McCabe  The Democracy Voucher program in Seattle was designed to broaden representation in the campaign finance system and expand participation from marginalized communities. By providing four, twenty-five dollar vouchers to every registered voter in Seattle that they could, in turn, assign to the candidate(s) of their choice, this first-in-the-nation public financing system has the potential to dramatically reshape the way local elections are funded. In his research, McCabe evaluates whether the Democracy…

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2018 Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting

October 10 - October 13
Orlando,
Orlando, FL United States

The Lab @ DC: The Extra Mile: Time to School and Student Outcomes in Washington, DC

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Building, G9,
1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC United States

MORE INFO AND RSVP HERE In many cities, school choice policies enable students to attend schools outside the neighborhoods where they live. These policies can provide families with access to schools they prefer, but students often travel farther as a result. This new study uses student-level data to measure the relationship between travel time to school and students’ likelihood of transfer, attendance, and test scores in Washington, DC. ------ Matthew M. Chingos is director of the Urban Institute’s Education Policy…

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Panel Study of Income Dynamics 50th Anniversary Reception

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Newseum,
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC United States

To RSVP email Patty Hall (pathall@umich.edu) by September 27, 2018.

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Evaluation 2018 (American Evaluation Association)

October 29 - November 4
Cleveland,
Cleveland, OH United States
November 2018

2018 History of Science Society Annual Meeting

November 1 - November 4
Seattle,
Seattle, WA United States

2018 North American Regional Science Council Annual Meeting

November 7 - November 10
San Antonio,
San Antonio, TX United States

2018 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference

November 7 - November 10
San Diego,
San Diego, CA United States
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