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Our Executive Director Arie Kapteyn was awarded a sort of Dutch Lifetime achievement award for his work in Economics, The Pierson Penning. He received this honor joint with his advisor Bernard van Praag. This medal is awarded once every three years to one of more Dutch or Netherlands based economists for their contributions to economics or the economy, with a focus on topics Pierson was interested in:(1) methods, (2) social questions; (3) the international monetary system; (4) fair taxation. His award emphasized his work (with van Praag and others) on interdependent preferences and subjective poverty thresholds, but (some of) his other contributions were also mentioned. Congratulations! Tilburg University also announced the event that took place at the University of Amsterdam.
Donna Spruijt-Metz is featured in an article about healthy eating and easing into a vegetarian lifestyle on WalletHub.
Maria Prados and co-authors had a write up in Vox about their paper on the long-term benefits of early childcare. With Jorge Luis García, James Heckman, and Duncan Ermini Leaf.
Marco Angrisani, Maria Cassanova and Erik Meijer presented their paper on working at older ages at a retirement research consortium meeting in Washington D.C. at the National Press Club, which was picked up for a mention in Forbes. One striking finding was evidence that women made a change in their work status when their spouse experienced a health shock. Read the full paper here!
CESR's new brochure wins an award of excellence from the UCDA Design Competition. We think Dornsife publications did an outstanding job as well!
Anna Saavedra's study "Knowledge in Action" was featured in the Dornsife news. The study, funded by the Lucas Educational Foundation, has fielded experiments in schools across the country on ways AP course curriculum is delivered to students. Read full article.
Daniel Benjamin of the Center for Economic and Social Research projects a vision of how analyzing the big data of genetics may improve social policy intervention and life outcomes.
Stone and Spruijt-Metz Keynote SSA2017
We are pleased to announce CESR's partiipation in SSA2017, Society for Ambulatory Assessment in Luxemboug, 15-17 June 2017 by key note speakers Arthur Stone and Donna Spruijt-Metz.
Case and Deaton: Morbidity and Mortality in America
Town and Gown, 10.30am Thursday April 21st, Anne Case and Angus Deaton wil present their groundbreaking work on falling life expectancy.
Conference on Polygenic Prediction and its Application in Social Science
We are pleased to host the largest international gathering to date of experts in the field of poly, with Keynote speaker Kari Stefansson, famous for the Decode study – one of the first large scale efforts to collect genetic information on the population of Iceland. Conference is being held at USC April 13th and 14th.
Our work with the Social Security Administration using the Understanding America Study in a number of studies on retirement deicision making is featured on their Retirement Initiative Website.
Donna Spruijt-Metz is quoted in an LA Times article featuring activity tracking devices such as Fitbits and our obsession with them.
Juan Saavedra's work on remedial education in Peru was featured in an Inter-American Development Bank Publication.
President Trump mentioned our Day Break poll at CPAC, and the LA Times wrote a response touching on what we did right and what we missed.
And so 2016 closed with us getting the prize for "Statistical Fortitude" from 538. There are worse ways to go. Read more about how we were in the news....
Our op ed on The Hill was posted in an attempt to address some of the comments we have received about the poll and how we are different.