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December 14, 2007

(Abstracts and Papers)

University of Chicago, Classics Building, Rm 110

1010 East 59th Street

Chicago, Illinois 60637

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast


8:30-9:00             Session 1

An Overview of Racial Differences in Health Care Access and Treatments
Jonathan Skinner, Dartmouth College

9:00-9:15 Discussion


9:15-9:30 Coffee Break


9:30-10:45            Session 2

"Civil Rights, the War on Poverty, and Black-White Convergence in Infant Mortality in the Rural South and Mississippi"
Douglas Almond, Columbia University
Kenneth Chay, University of California, Berkeley
Michael Greenstone, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Discussant: Kerwin Charles, University of Chicago


10:45-11:00 Coffee Break


11:00-12:45           Session 3


"Some Economics of Treatment Disparities in Healthcare"
Amitabh Chandra, Harvard University
Douglas Staiger, Dartmouth College and NBER

Discussant: Mark Duggan, University of Maryland


12:15-1:30             Lunch


"Observations Concerning the Literature on Stress and Racial Differences in Healthcare"
Jay Kaufman
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

1:30-2:45               Session 4


"Understanding Racial Differences in Life Expectancy"
Katherine Barghaus, University of Pennsylvania
David Cutler, Harvard University
Roland Fryer, Harvard University

Edward Glaeser
, Harvard University


Discussant: John Bound, University of Michigan

3:30-4:15               Session 5


"Biology, Stress and the Intergenerational Transmission of Economic Status"
Anna Aizer, Brown University
Laura Stroud, Brown Medical School
Stephen Buka, Brown University


Discussant: Emma Adam, Northwestern University