MPC Seminar Series

MPC is a University-wide interdisciplinary cooperative for demographic research. Weekly seminars are held during both the fall and spring semesters.

Unless otherwise noted, all MPC seminars are held from 12:15 to 1:15 PM on Mondays in the MPC Seminar Room (50 Willey Hall)

Since 2004, the MPC has been bringing national and international demographers to Minnesota to share their research at our seminar series. Click on the links below to see a listing of previous MPC Seminar Series presentations and speakers. If you would like more information regarding a past presentation, please contact the MPC administrative core.

Fall 2018 Schedule

Monday, September 10 
Demographic Dynamics and Population Responses to Varying Natural Hazard Exposures Across the U.S., 1970-2014
Sara Curran, Sociology and International Studies, University of Washington
Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center

Monday, September 17
What Explains Vietnam's Exceptional Performance in Education Relative to Other Countries? Analysis of the 2012 and 2015 PISA Data
Paul Glewwe, Applied Economics, University of Minnesota

Monday, September 24
Smartphone-based Behavior and Experience Data Collection: The Daynamica App
Yingling Fan, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Monday, October 1
The Long Run Effects of Tying Cash Transfers to Marital Status on Family Well-Being
Adriana Lleras-Muney, Economics, UCLA
Monday, October 8
The Effects of Changes in Mandatory Retirement Laws on Firm-provided Incentives
Colleen Manchester, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

Monday, October 15
Educational Outcomes of Children of Divorce and in Step-families: Scandinavia, 1985-2015
Jonas Helgertz, ISRDI, University of Minnesota
Monday, October 22
Is the Best Interest of the Child Best for Children? Educational Attainment and Child Custody Assignment
Trevon Logan, Economics, The Ohio State University
Monday, October 29
Race and Life Course Exposure to Death of a Child: Consequences for Health and Mortality Risk
Debra Umberson, Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center

Monday, November 5
Global Population Microdata from IPUMS International: Progress and Future Plans
Lara Cleveland, IPUMS International, University of Minnesota

Monday, November 12
Data Collection as Disruption: Panel Conditioning and Other Insights from a Longitudinal Study of Young Adulthood
Jenny Trinitapoli, Sociology, The University of Chicago
Monday, November 19
Where Have All The Women Gone? Occupational Choice Among Women Leaving Computer Science
Sharon Sassler, Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University
Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center
Monday, November 26
Empirical Analysis of Stock-outs in Reproductive Health Supply Chains: Operational Drivers and Interventions for Improvement
Karthnik Natarajan, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota


Monday, December 3
Does an Evidence-based Early Childhood Program Reduce Adult Obesity? Findings from the Chicago Longitudinal Study
Arthur Reynolds, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota
Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center

Monday, December 10
TBD
Katharine Donato, International Migration, Georgetown University