Work, Families, and Public Policy Seminar Series

The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies is a cosponsor of the Work, Families, and Public Policy Seminar Series. The Spring 2006 event schedule is listed for you. Coffee and soft drinks provided.
Please join us.

A Biweekly Brown Bag Seminar Series - Spring 2006
Labor, Households, Health Care, Law, & Social Welfare

Time: 12:00 to 1:00 PM, discussion until 1:30 p.m.
Place: Eliot Hall, Room 300, at Washington University.

January 23
Michael Grossman, City University of New York Graduate Center and NBER
"Fast-Food Restaurant Advertising on Television & Its Influence on Childhood Obesity"

February 6
Kevin Lang, Boston University
"The Consequences of Teenage Childbearing"

February 20
Ping Wang, Washington University
"The Timing of Childbearing among Heterogeneous Women in Dynamic General Equilibrium"

March 6
Esther Duflo, M.I.T.
"Saving Incentives for Low- and Middle-Income Families: Evidence from a Field Experiment with H&R Block"

March 20
Kathleen McGarry, U.C.L.A.
"Multiple Dimensions of Private Information: Evidence from the Long-Term Care Insurance Market"

April 3
Robert A. Pollak, Washington University
"Are Families Efficient?"

April 13
Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis
“AIDS and Economic Development: The Role of Reproductive Health and Family Planning Policies" 

April 17
Robert Sitkoff, Northwestern University School of Law
"Did Reform of Prudent Trust Investment Laws Change Trust Portfolio Allocation?"

May 1
Gautam Gowrisankaran, Washington University
"The Market for Executive Education"

Faculty members and graduate students from Washington University, the University of Missouri, St. Louis University, and other area universities, are invited to participate.

For more information, contact: Bob Pollak, at 935-4918, email: or Michael Sherraden, at 935-6691, email: 

To download papers go online to: and click on the Academic Seminars link on the lower right hand side.

Sponsored by the John M. Olin School of Business, the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, the Center for Social Development, the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at the School of Law, the Center for Health Policy, the Department of Economics, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Room courtesy of the Murray Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy.