Chicago Workshop on Black-White Inequality 



Working Group

December 14, 2007 Workshop

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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