Events


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One of the key ways in which IPR disseminates its faculty research is through its events. Events are held throughout the year, with most taking place over the academic year. Some are co-sponsored with different departments and schools across the University, in addition to student and other policy research organizations.  

All events, unless otherwise stated, are free of charge and open to the public. You can sign up for notification of IPR events here.

Upcoming Events
November 14, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
The Future of U.S. Health Policy: A Discussion with Sarah Kliff, Vox

Please join us as we welcome Sarah Kliff, leading health policy journalist and Senior Correspondent for Vox, to Northwestern for a discussion about the future of health policy in the United States. The discussion will focus on the rising costs of health care in the U.S. and the steps that can be taken to mitigate these trends. The event is being hosted by the Northwestern Political Union, with co-sponsorship from the Medill School of Journalism, the Center for Applied Microeconomics, and the Institute for Policy Research (IPR). 

The event will take place in Harris Hall 107 at 7:00pm and is being moderated by Professor Abigail Foerstner, who co-directs the Medill School of Journalism's Health, Environment, and Science specialization. There will also be an opportunity for audience members to pose questions following the discussion.

Please see the event Facebook page for more information and to mark that you will be attending! https://www.facebook.com/events/346692059237284/

 

November 15, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Seminar in Applied Microeconomics

Shing-Yi Wang (University of Pennsylvania):

"The Labor Market Consequences of Having a Boy"

Abstract:
Combining eight years of panel data with an event study approach, we show that rural Chinese womens' labor supply falls for one year following the birth of a daughter before returning to their pre-birth levels. The negative impact of the birth of a son is much larger in magnitude and persists for four years. We find that households reduce their consumption of cigarettes. Furthermore, there is an increase the probability of being in school and time spent on leisure for mothers following the birth of boys but not daughters. Together, these results are consistent with two mechanisms. First, mothers are rewarded for giving birth to boys, leading them to consume more leisure and work less. Second, households' returns to investment are higher for boys than girls, leading mothers to invest more effort in them.

November 19, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Kiarri Kershaw (Feinberg/IPR) - Measuring and Understanding the Contributions of the Social Environment to Cardiovascular Disease Risk

"Measuring and Understanding the Contributions of the Social Environment to Cardiovascular Disease Risk"

by Kiarri Kershaw, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology) and IPR Associate

 

This is part of the Fay Lomax Cook Monday Colloquium Series.

November 26, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Amy Claessens (University of Wisconsin)

"TBA"

by Amy Claessens, Gulbrandsen Chair in Early Childhood Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

This is part of the Fay Lomax Cook Monday Colloquium Series.

November 28, 2018
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
IPR Q-Center: L. Welty (Feinberg) - Facilitating Reproducible Research Through Direct Connection of Data Analysis with Manuscript Preparation in Microsoft Word

"Facilitating Reproducible Research Through Direct Connection of Data Analysis with Manuscript Preparation in Microsoft Word,"

by Leah Welty, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine (Biostatistics) and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Reception following

This is part of the IPR Q-Center Colloquium Series.

November 29, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Seminar in Applied Microeconomics

Jing Cai (University of Maryland):

"Title TBA"

December 3, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: Alice Eagly (IPR/Psychology) - Gender Stereotypes Have Changed: A Cross-Temporal Meta-Analysis of U.S. Public Opinion Polls from 1946-2018

"Gender Stereotypes Have Changed: A Cross-Temporal Meta-Analysis of U.S. Public Opinion Polls from 1946-2018"

by Alice Eagly, James Padilla Chair of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Psychology, and IPR Fellow

 

This is part of the Fay Lomax Cook Monday Colloquium Series.

March 4, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IPR Colloquium: John Bullock (IPR/Politicial Science) - Partisan Bias in Factual Beliefs About Politics

"Partisan Bias in Factual Beliefs About Politics"

by John Bullock, Associate Professor of Political Science and IPR Fellow

 

This is part of the Fay Lomax Cook Monday Colloquium Series.

Colloquium Series

Each year IPR organizes more than 30 academic talks, which feature research by IPR faculty and other faculty from Northwestern and other universities. The formats vary between 60 and 90 minutes, with time included for Q&A. Its five series are:

IPR Fay Lomax Cook Monday Colloquia

IPR’s signature, interdisciplinary colloquium series, which takes place on Mondays from noon to 1 p.m. Speakers are typically IPR fellows or associates discussing their latest policy-relevant research. Organizer: James Druckman

C2S Colloquia

This occasional series brings together social, life, and biomedical scientists who examine how broad social, racial/ethnic, and economic disparities "get under the skin" and affect human development and physical health. Organizer: Thomas McDade

Q-Center Colloquia

This series is designed to showcase and promote discussion of methodological innovation across disciplines. Four to five are held over the academic year, usually on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Organizer: Larry Hedges

Series on Performance Measurement and Rewards

Speakers examine how good performance is measured in areas such as education, healthcare, policing, courts, and charities—in search of common problems and solutions. They are held in fall and spring, usually on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Organizer: Burton Weisbrod

Applied Micro and Labor & Education Policy Seminar Series

This series, joint with Northwestern’s Department of Economics, generally takes place on Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. The applied economists tackle myriad subjects in education, developmental economics, social policy, and other areas. 

You can sign up to be notified of these series and other events here.

Key Policy-Relevant Events

In addition to its colloquia, IPR also organizes conferences, fora, symposia, and talks. Two of IPR’s biggest annual policy-relevant events are its:

  • Distinguished Public Policy Lectures that provide insights from experts whose careers are characterized by exceptional scholarship and service in the public policy arena
  • Policy Research Briefings, which bring together leading experts to present and discuss their policy-relevant research and how it can help address current social issues

Workshops and Training

IPR also organizes workshops, training, and academic conferences throughout the year. Below are a few of these recurring events:

Undergraduate Policy-Oriented Organizations

IPR is also very pleased to work with Northwestern undergraduate organizations that have an interest in policy studies and research. They are:

Event Co-Sponsorship Requests

IPR does sponsor events, mostly in conjunction with Northwestern University schools, departments, and organizations. If you are interested in requesting co-sponsorship of an event, please e-mail Patricia Reese and include a description of the event, the dates, and any requests for funding or use of IPR resources.