Economic Demography Workshop PAA 2001

Grand Hyatt Hotel
100 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, March 28, 2001
Conference Theater Lagoon Level 1B

SESSION I: 1:00-3:00 p.m.

    Chair: Bryan Boulier, George Washington University

    Paper 1: Youth Dependency and Total Factor Productivity
    Author: Tomas Koegel, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
    Discussant: David Ribar, George Washington University

    Paper 2: Fertility and Education Premiums
    Author: Carol Scotese Lehr, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Discussant: Bryan Boulier, George Washington University

    Paper 3: Human Capital Convergence: International Evidence
    Author: Stephen C. Smith, George Washington University (with Randa Sab, International Monetary Fund)
    Discussant: Elizabeth King, World Bank

SESSION II: (3:15-5:00 p.m.)

    Chair: Jacob Alex Klerman, RAND

    Paper 1: The Effects of Welfare Reform on Labor Market Outcomes and Family Structure
    Author: Marianne Bitler, Federal Reserve Board (with Jonah Gelbach, University of Maryland and Hilary Hoynes, University of California-Davis)
    Discussant: Charles Michalopoulos, MDRC

    Paper 2: Does Participation in Multiple Welfare Programs Improve Birth Outcomes?
    Author: Christopher Swann, SUNY-Stony Brook (with Michael Brien, University of Virginia)
    Discussant: Charles Michalopoulos, MDRC