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April 21, 2006

(Abstracts and Papers)

The University of Chicago

1101 East 58th Street

Rosenwald 405
Chicago Illinois, 60637


Morning Session Chair: Kerwin Charles, University of Chicago


8:10-8:15                 Introduction

Welcoming Remarks
Derek Neal, University of Chicago


8:15-9:30                 Session 1

"The New Promised Land: Black-White Convergence in the American South, 1940-2000"
Jacob Vigdor, Duke University

Discussant: Petra Todd, University of Pennsylvania

9:30-9:45                 Coffee Break

9:45-11:00                 Session 2

"Measuring the Impact of Crack Cocaine"
Steve Levitt, University of Chicago
Roland Fryer, Harvard University
Paul Heaton, University of Chicago
Kevin Murphy, University of Chicago

Discussant: Michael Greenstone - MIT, Visiting Professor at University of California, Berkeley

11:00-11:15                 Coffee Break

11:15-12:30                 Session 3

"The Economic Aftermath of the 1960s Riots: Evidence from Property Values"
Robert Margo, Boston University
William Collins, Vanderbilt University

Discussant: Steve Levitt, University of Chicago

Afternoon Session Chair: Greg Duncan,
Northwestern University


1:30-2:45                 Session 4

"The Effects of Cognitive and Noncognitive Abilities on Labor Market Outcomes and Social Behavior"
James J. Heckman, University of Chicago
Jora Stixrud, University of Chicago
Sergio Urzua, University of Chicago

Discussant: Chris Taber, Northwestern University

2:45-3:00                 Coffee Break

3:00-4:15                 Session 5

"The Impact of Family Income on Child Achievement"
Gordon Dahl, University of Rochester
Lance Lochner, University of Western Ontario

Discussant: Jonah Gelbach, University of Maryland