Weekly seminars

Social statistics & Population Dynamics Seminar series

Fall 2018


Leah Ruppanner

Leah Ruppanner, Department of Sociology, University of Melbourne

"The State of American Mothers’ Welfare: Why Maternal Employment Varies across U.S. States"  

Sept. 12, 12-1 PM Leacock 429

David Wachsmuth

David Wachsmuth, School of urban Planning & Department of Geography, McGill University

 “Airbnb and the City: A Spatial-Big-Data Approach to Short-Term Rentals and Housing"


Sept. 19, 12-1 PM Leacock 429

Monica Alexander

Monica AlexanderDepartment of Statistical Sciences & Sociology, University of Toronto

"Combining Facebook and traditional survey data to predict migrant stocks in the United States"  

Sept. 26, 12-1 PM Leacock 429


Sandip Sukhtankar

Sandip Sukhtankar, Department of Economics, University of Virginia

"General Equilibrium Effects of (Improving) Public Employment Programs: Experimental Evidence from India"


Oct. 3, 12-1 PM Leacock 429

Brian Robinson

Brian Robinson, Department of Geography, McGill University

"Evaluating policy options to incentivize behavioural change: A choice experiment with herders in Inner Mongolia, China"



Oct. 10, 12-1 PM Leacock 429

Stéphane Verguet

Stéphane Verguet, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

"Extended cost-effectiveness analysis (ECEA): assessing equity and poverty reduction benefits of health policies"


Oct. 17, 12-1 PM Leacock 429

Andrea Tesei

Andrea Tesei, School of Economics and Finance, Queen Mary, University of London

"Liberation Technology: Mobile Phones and Political Mobilization in Africa"


Oct. 24, 12-1 PM Leacock 429

Cristobal Young

Cristobal Young, Department of Sociology, Stanford University "The Myth of Millionaire Tax Flight: How Place Still Matters for the Rich"  

Oct. 31, 12-1 PM Leacock 429


Miles Taylor

Miles Taylor, Department of Sociology, Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, Florida State University



Nov. 7. 1, 12-1 PM Leacock 429

Peter Catron

Peter Catron, Department of Sociology, University of Washington



Nov. 14, 12-1 PM Leacock 429