Talks

2020

“The Production of Within-Family Inequality: Insights and Implications of Integrating Genetic Data” (Video)
Notestein Seminar, Office of Population Research, Princeton University, September 2020 (Virtual)

“The Production of Within-Family Inequality: Insights and Implications of Integrating Genetic Data”
MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU), University of Bristol, July 2020 (Virtual)

2019

“Intergenerational Health Mobility: Magnitudes and Importance of Schools and Place”
Stanford University, Center for Population Health Sciences, Stanford, CA, December 2019

“Promises of Polygenic Scores in the Social Sciences Panel”
Uses of Polygenic Scores Conference, New York Genome Center/NYU, November 2019

“Intergenerational Transmission with Genetic Measurement”
Vrije Universiteit (Free University), Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 2019

“Decoupling Genetics from Educational Attainments: How Do Socially Mobile Contexts Work?”
International Sociological Association (ISA) Research Committee on Social Stratification and Mobility Summer Meeting, Princeton, NJ, August 2019

“Classmate Moderation of Genetic Effects on Educational Outcomes”
Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, May 2019

“Health Policy and Genetic Endowments: Understanding Sources of Response to MLDA Laws”
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Health Economics Meeting, Cambridge, MA, April 2019

2018

“Genetic Endowments, Educational Attainment and Social Mobility”
Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, November 2018

“In Utero Exposure Interact with Genetic Factors to Predict Old Age Cognition” (Video)
Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Sciences (IAPHS) Annual Conference, Washington, DC, October 2018

“Peer Effects of Obesity on Child Body Composition”
Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Sciences (IAPHS) Annual Conference, Washington, DC, October 2018

*“Early Life Exposures, Gene Environment Interactions, and Cognitive Decline in Old Age”
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Summer Institute: Aging Workshop, Cambridge, MA, July 2018

“Cesarean Section and Children’s Health”
American Society of Health Economics (ASHEcon) Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, June 2018

“Peer effects of Obesity on Child Body Composition”
ASHEcon Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, June 2018

“Providing Evidence for Causal Research Designs using Non-Experimental Data”
Center for Demography and Ecology, Summer Demography Seminar (DemSem), Madison, WI, May 2018

“Genetic Endowments, Educational Attainment, and Social Mobility”
University of Chicago Demography Seminar, Chicago, IL, May 2018

“Separating Measured Genetic and Environmental Effects: Evidence Linking Parental Genotype and Adopted Child Outcomes”
PAA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, April 2018

“Early Life Exposures, Gene-Environment Interactions, and Cognitive Decline in Old Age,”
NIA-Sponsored Biomarker Network Meeting, Denver, CO, April 2018

Genetic Endowments, Educational Attainment and Social Mobility
The University of Texas at Austin, Population Research Center, Austin, TX, March 2018

The Policy Implications of Recent Advances in Genomic Science
The University of Texas at Austin, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, Austin, TX, March 2018

2017

Uncovering Heterogeneous Effects in Project STAR
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, October 2017

“Genetic Endowments, Educational Attainment and Social Mobility” (Keynote)
ISA, Research Committee on Social Stratification and Mobility (RC28) Summer Meeting, New York, NY, August 2017

“RDC Project Examples Incorporating Geographic and Birth Date Information”
UW–Madison, Summer DemSem, Madison, WI, June 2017

“Environmental Shaping of Effects of Individual Endowments in Processes of Social Mobility” (Video)
Stanford University, Center for Education Policy Analysis (CEPA), May 2017

“Genetic Endowments, Educational Attainment and Social Mobility”
NIA-Sponsored Biomarker Network Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2017

Environmental Bottlenecks on Children’s Genetic Potential for Adult Socioeconomic Attainments: Evidence From a Health Shock
PAA Annual Meeting, April 2017

Genetic Endowments, Educational Attainment and Social Mobility
Penn State, Population Research Institute Seminar, March 2017

“Genetic Endowments, Educational Attainment and Social Mobility”
University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, Economics Seminar Series, March 2017

“Uncovering Heterogeneous Effects in the Head Start Evaluation”
UW–Madison, Interdisciplinary Training Program in Education Sciences (ITP) Seminar, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, March 2017

Gene-Environment Interactions in Social Mobility
The Ohio State University, Consumer Science, Economics, and Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology (EEOB) Departments, February 2017

“The Genome Factor: Reporting back from the field on the ongoing integration of genetics and social science”(Video)
UW–Madison, Biotechnology Center, Neuroscience and Public Policy Seminar, Paul Bach-Y-Rita Memorial Lecture, February 2017

“Intergenerational Transmission of Economic Status: New Evidence of Gene-Environment Interactions”
UW–Madison, DemSem, January 2017

The Social Construction of Race and Genomic Science: A Discussion
UW–Madison, Race & Ethnicity Brownbag Workshop, January 2017

2016

“Integrating Biodemographic and Economic Insights in Fertility Research” (Keynote)
Essen Health Conference, Essen, Germany, May 2016

The Determinants and Consequences of Friendship Composition
IZA Institute of Labor Economics Seminar, Bonn, Germany, May 2016

“The Coming Genotocracy? Trends in the Genetics of Spousal Selection in the US”
ZiF Research Group Workshop, Bielefeld, Germany, May 2016

“Gender-Specific Pathways of Peer Influence on Adolescent Suicidal Behaviors”
PAA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 2016

2015

“Trends in Education Mobility Across Time and Place in the US”
University of Minnesota, Inequality and Methods Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, December 2015

“Trends in Education Mobility Across Time and Place in the US”
UW–Madison, La Follette Seminar Series, Madison, WI, October 2015

“Trends in Education Mobility Across Time and Place in the Early 20th Century US”
University of Iowa, Inequality Seminar, Iowa City, IA, October 2015

“Causal Spousal Spillover Effects”
University of Iowa, Department of Economics, Iowa City, IA, October 2015

“Examining the Long Term Mortality Effects of Early Health Shocks”
UW–Madison, Wisconsin Research Data Center (RDC) Opening, Madison, WI, September 2015

“Trends in Education Mobility Across Time and Place in the US”
ISA, RC28 Summer Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 2015

“Causal Spousal Spillover Effects”
UW–Madison, Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, Madison, WI, May 2015

“Genetic Diversity and Economic Outcomes”
Midwest International Development Economics Conference (MWIDEC), Madison, WI, April 2015

“Sexist Peers and Long Term Outcomes”
University of Illinois at Chicago, Sociology Department, Chicago, IL, February 2015

“Genetic Diversity and Economic Outcomes”
UW–Madison, Agricultural and Applied Economics (AAE) Development Economics Seminar, Madison, WI, February 2015

“Causal Spousal Spillover Effects”
UW–Madison, AAE Applied Economics Seminar, Madison, WI, February 2015

“Integrating Genetics and Policy Analysis”
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, January 2015

2014

“Understanding Cognitive Development Through Gene-Environment Interactions” (video)
UW–Madison, Neuroscience and Public Policy Training Seminar, Madison, WI, December 2014
“Genetic Diversity and Economic Outcomes”
Southern Economic Association Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 2014

“Regression Discontinuity Designs in Political Science”
UW–Madison, MAD Seminar, Madison, WI, October 2014

“Genetics X Environment Panel”
National Institute on Aging National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, August 2014

“Extending Gene-Environment Interactions into Policy Domains: The Case of Tobacco Taxation”
University of Chicago, Health Sciences, Chicago, IL, May 2014

“GWAS Panel”
Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group (HCEO) Conference on Genetics and Behavior, Chicago, IL, April 2014 (video)
Syracuse University, Integrating Genetics and Social Science Workshop, Syracuse, NY, April 2014

“Physician Value Added”
UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Access, Quality, and Outcomes Research Network (AQORN) Seminar, Madison, WI, March 2014

“Childhood Environments and Adult Health”
UW–Madison, DemSem, Madison, WI, March 2014

“Extending Gene-Environment Interactions into Policy Domains: The Case of Tobacco Taxation”
UW–Madison, Population Health Sciences, Madison, WI, January 2014

The Determinants and Consequences of Friendship Composition
University of Tennessee, Department of Economics, Knoxville, TN, January 2014

2013

“How do Social Networks Affect Policies Impacts?”
UW–Madison, La Follette School of Public Affairs, Madison, WI, December 2013

“Integrating Genetics and Social Science”
UW–Madison, Center for Demography of Health and Aging, Madison, WI, November 2013

“Extending Gene-Environment Interactions into Policy Domains: The Case of Tobacco Taxation”
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, November 2013 (video)
Columbia University, New York, NY, September 2013

“Understanding the Heterogeneous Effect of Birth Weight on Adult Outcomes”
UW–Madison, Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP), Madison, WI, September 2013

“The Determinants and Consequences of Friendship Composition”
UW–Madison, AAE Applied Economics Workshop, Madison, WI, September 2013
UW–Madison, ITP Seminar, Madison, WI, September 2013
NBER Education/Children’s Spring Meeting, Cambridge, MA, May 2013
University of Albany, Department of Economics, Albany, NY, April 2013
Atlanta Federal Reserve, Atlanta, GA, June 2013

“Genetic Modulation of the Effects of Tobacco Taxes on Use”
American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, June 2013
Emory University, Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods (QuanTM), Atlanta, GA, June 2013
American Economic Association Annual Meetings, San Diego, CA, January 2013

“Learning from the Experience of Friends Childbearing”
Yale University, Health Economics Workshop, New Haven, CT, May 2013

“Long Term Effects of Occupational Choice on Health”
Yale Medical School, Occupational Medicine, New Haven, CT, April 2013

2012

“Understanding the Heterogeneous Effect of Birth Weight on Adult Outcomes”
Yale University, Health Economics Workshop, New Haven, CT, November 2012

“Learning from the Experience of Friends Childbearing”
UW–Madison, IRP and La Follette, Madison, WI, November 2012
Yale University, Labor Lunch, New Haven, CT, March 2012

“Genetic Modulation of the Effects of Tobacco Taxes on Use”
UW–Madison, Center for Demography and Ecology, Madison, WI, October 2012
Duke University, SSRI, Durham, NC, October 2012
University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, October 2012
Cornell University, Policy Analysis and Management, Ithaca, NY, August 2012
Yale University, GxE Conference, New Haven, CT, April 2012
Yale University, Health Policy and Administration Colloquium, New Haven, CT, April 2012
University of Connecticut, Department of Economics, Storrs, CT, March 2012

“Merging Social Science Research Designs with Genetic Data”
Columbia University, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP), Disciplinary Perspectives on Gene-Environment Interactions: Economics, Sociology, and Political Science Conference, New York, NY, May 9, 2012

“New Opportunities from Old Data for Gene-Environment Interaction Research”
Exploring the Relevance of Gene-Environment Interactions Research, New Haven, CT, April 16, 2012

“The Effects of Removing ‘Key Players’ on Adolescent Health Behaviors”
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Annual Meeting, Princeton, NJ, April 2012

“The Effects of Soda Taxes on Weight and Consumption Outcomes”
University of Connecticut, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Mansfield, CT, March 2012

“Enhancing Non-Experimental Research Designs in GxE Studies”
Columbia University, New Approaches to Child Development and Risky Behavior Research: Gene-Environment Interactions and Epigenetics Conference, New York, NY, January 2012

2011

“Genetic Modulation of the Effects of Tobacco Taxes on Use”
National Tax Association, New Orleans, LA, November 2011
Southeastern Health Economics Study Group Meeting, Memphis, TN, September 2011
Columbia University, Examining Gene-Environment Interactions in the Social Sciences Conference, New York, NY, May 2011
Columbia University, Applied Microeconomics Lunch, New York, NY, April 2011
University of Toronto, Economics Department, Toronto, CAN, March 2011
University of Guelph, Economics Department, Guelph, CAN, March 2011
McMaster University, Economics Department, Hamilton, Ontario, CAN, March 2011
Yale University, Economics Department, New Haven, CT, March 2011
Tulane University, Economics Department, New Orleans, LA, February 2011
Louisiana State University, Economics Department, Baton Rouge, LA, February 2011
Yale University, Sociology Department (CIQLE), New Haven, CT, December 2011

“New Evidence of the Consequences of Teenage Parenthood”
Yale University, The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy, New Haven, CT, October 2011

“Friendship Networks and Health Behaviors”
York University, Twentieth European Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics, York, England, September 2011
University of Minnesota, Annual Health Econometrics Workshop, Minneapolis, MN, September 2011

“GxE Research Opportunities using NHANES and WLS”
Columbia University, Examining Gene-Environment Interactions in the Social Sciences Conference, New York, NY, May 2011

“The Effects of Sibling Health on Education Outcomes”
University of Michigan, Conference on Child Health, Ann Arbor, MI, May 2011

“Enhancing the Gene-Environment Interaction Framework Through A Quasi-Experimental Research Design: Evidence from differential responses to September 11th”
PAA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 2011

“Long Term Effects of Childhood ADHD on Labor Market Outcomes”
PAA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 2011

2010

“The Social Returns to Obesity”
Southern Economic Association, Atlanta, GA, November 2010

“Long Term Effects of Childhood ADHD on Labor Market Outcomes”
Southern Economic Association, Atlanta, GA, November 2010

“Overview of Disparities in Child Health”
UW–Madison, Child Health Conference, Madison, WI, October 2010

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Conference, Madison, WI, October 2010

“Tobacco Use, Taxation, and Self Control in Adolescence”
Queens College, Economics Department, Queens, NY, September 2010
Cornell University, American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) Meeting, Ithaca, NY, June 2010
Columbia University, Microeconomics Lunch, New York, NY, December 2010

“Understanding the Effects of Local Economic Conditions on Health”
University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research, Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) SES and Health Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, September 2010

“Friendship Networks and Health Behaviors”
NBER Summer Institute, Health Economics Program, Cambridge MA, July 2010
Cornell University, ASHE Meeting, Ithaca, NY, June 2010
Yale University, Applied Micro Lunch, New Haven, CT, April 2010
PAA Annual Meeting, Dallas TX, April 2010
Cornell University, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Ithaca, NY, March 2010
Annual Meeting on the Economics of Risky Behaviors, Atlanta, GA, March 2010
University of Santa Barbara, Department of Economics, Santa Barbara, CA, February 2010

“Genetic Lotteries within Families”
Integrating Genetics and Social Science Conference, Boulder, CO, June 2010

“Increasing Our Understanding of the Health Income Gradient”
Cornell University, ASHE Meeting, Ithaca, NY, June 2010

“The Effects of Soft Drink Taxation on Soft Drink Consumption and Weight for Children and Adolescents”
PAA Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, April 2010

“Achievement Effects of the Inclusion of Students with Special Needs: Evidence from North Carolina”
American Education Finance Association, Richmond, VA, March 2010

“The Medium Term Effects of Low Birth Weight: Evidence from Siblings and Twins”
American Economic Association, Atlanta GA, January 2010

2009

“The Effects of Soft Drink Taxation on Soft Drink Consumption and Weight for Children and Adolescents”
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Healthy Eating Conference, Tuscon, AZ, December 2009

“Tobacco Use, Taxation, and Self Control in Adolescence”
APPAM Annual Conference, Washington, DC, November 2009
University of Tennessee, Department of Economics, Knoxville, TN, October 2009
Yale Interdisciplinary Research Consortium on Stress, Self-Control and Addiction, New Haven, CT, September 2009
Annual Health Econometric Workshop, Chicago, IL, October 2009

“Friendship Networks and Health Behaviors”
Yale Health Economics Workshop, New Haven, CT, November 2009
Texas A&M, Department of Economics, College Station, TX, October 2009
Baylor University, Department of Economics, Waco, TX, October 2009
University of Texas-Austin, Population Research Center, Austin, TX, October 2009
Yale Health Policy and Administration Colloquium, New Haven, CT, September 2009
Lafayette College, Department of Economics, Easton, PA, September 2009
Lehigh University, Department of Economics, Bethlehem, PA, September 2009
Yale Health Policy and Administration Colloquium, New Haven, CT, September 2009
Lafayette College, Department of Economics, Easton, PA, September 2009
Lehigh University, Department of Economics, Bethlehem, PA, September 2009

“The Effect of Classmate Characteristics on Individual Outcomes: Evidence from the Add Health”
Johannes Kepler University, Department of Economics, Linz, Austria, July 2009
Yale University, Department of Sociology CIQLE Seminar, New Haven, CT, February 2009

“The Long Run Health Returns to College Quality”
AcademyHealth Conference (poster), Chicago, IL, June 2009

“Assessing the Effect of Increasing Housing Costs on Food Insecurity”
AcademyHealth Conference (poster), Chicago, IL, June 2009

“Using the ‘Genetic Lottery’ within Families to Examine the Causal Effect of Health on
Academic Achievement”
8th IZA/SOLE Transatlantic Meeting of Labor Economists, Munich, Germany, May 2009
CUNY, Seminar in Health and Labor, New York, NY, April 2009 American Economic Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, January 2009

“Can State Level Policies Influence Children’s Weight? Evidence Using Soft Drink Taxes and Vending Machine Bans”
Yale University, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, New Haven, CT, April 2009

“High School Course Content and College Choices”
American Education Research Association Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 2009

“Early Occupation and Health: An IV Approach”
PAA Annual Meeting, Detroit, MI, April 2009

“The Effects of Adolescent Health on Educational Outcomes: Evidence using Genetic Markers”
PAA Annual Meeting, Detroit, MI, April 2009

“Social Interactions and Smoking Decisions: An IV/FE approach”
University of Illinois-Chicago, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, Seminar on Health Economics and Policy, Chicago IL, March 2009

“Peer Effects in Health Behaviors”
Bates College, Department of Economics, Lewiston, ME, March 2009

2008

“The Effect of Classmate Characteristics on Individual Outcomes: Evidence from the Add Health”
Yale University, Department of Economics Labor Lunch, New Haven, CT, November 2008
Georgia State University, Department of Economics, Atlanta, GA, November 2008

“Peer Influences in Alcohol Consumption”
Emory University, Department of Economics, Atlanta, GA, November 2008
Southern Economic Association, Washington, DC, November 2008
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Department of Public Policy, Baltimore, MD, November 2008

“The Effects of Adolescent Health on Educational Outcomes: Evidence Using Genetic Markers”
Southern Economic Association, Washington, DC, November 2008
NIMH Mental Health Conference, Bethesda, MD, September 2008
Add Health Users Conference, Bethesda, MD, March 2008

“Does Head Start Participation Influence Parents’ Behavior?”
Southern Economic Association, Washington, DC, November 2008

“The ‘Bluest Eye” and Pathways to Success”
Southern Economic Association, Washington, DC, November 2008

“Mental Health Spillovers between Working Spouses”
Association of Public Policy and Management, Washington, DC, November 2008

“Smoking and Social Interactions”
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Southeastern Health Economics Study Group, Chapel Hill, NC, October 2008
Duke University, American Society of Health Economics, Durham, NC, June 2008

“Higher Education and Health Investments”
NBER Summer Institute Health Economics Group, Cambridge, MA, July 2008
UW–Madison, Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS) Workshop, Madison, WI, June 2008

“Using the ‘Genetic Lottery’ within Families to Examine the Causal Effect of Health on
Academic Achievement”
Society of Labor Economists, New York, NY, May 2008
Annual Health Economics Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2008

“Assessing the Effect of Increasing Housing Costs on Food Insecurity”
UW–Madison, IRP-Ridge Conference, Madison, WI, May 2008

“High School Peer Networks and College Success: Lessons from Texas”
University of Kentucky, Poverty Conference, Lexington, KY, May 2008
Society of Labor Economists, New York, NY, May 2008
Princeton University, THEOP Research Seminar, Princeton, NJ, August 2008

“Is Identification with School the Key Component in the ‘Black Box’ of Education Outcomes?”
American Education Finance Association, Denver, CO, April 2008
American Economic Association, New Orleans, LA, January 2008

“Race and Ethnic Differences in College Achievement: Does High School Attended Matter?”
American Education Research Association, New York, NY, April 2008

“Teenage Childbearing and Early Outcomes”
Yale University, Department of Sociology CIQLE Seminar, New Haven, CT, 2008