Chicago Workshop on Black-White Inequality 



Working Group

December 14, 2007 Workshop

June 21, 2007 Workshop

December 15, 2006 Workshop

April 21, 2006 Workshop


June 21, 2007

(Abstracts and Papers)

Institute for Research on Poverty

Summer Research Workshop (Full Agenda)

8:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

8:00- 9:15 Session 1 Health

“The Great Society and Child Health: Impacts of the Introduction of the Food Stamp Program”

Doug Almond, Columbia University

Hilary Hoynes, University of California, Davis

Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, University of Chicago

Discussant: Steve Haider, Michigan State University

9:15-9:30 Coffee Break

9:30-11:45 Session 2 Discrimination

"Prejudice and the Economics of Discrimination"
Kerwin Charles
& Jonathan Guryan,
University of Chicago

"Will Job Testing Harm Minority Workers? Evidence from the Retail Sector"

David Autor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

David Scarborough, Black Hills State University

Discussant: Kevin Lang, Boston University

11:45- 12:30 Lunch

12:30-2:45 Session 3 Education & Skills

"Racial Labor Market Gaps: The Role of Abilities and Schooling Choices"
Sergio Urzua, University of Chicago

"The Consequences of Using Proficiency Counts in School Accountability Systems"

Derek Neal, University of Chicago
Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, University of Chicago

Discussant: Julie Berry Cullen
University of California, San Diego