The Evans School’s faculty presents an annual Research Seminar Series. This series provides an opportunity for faculty (both at the UW and other invited institutions) to test out new ideas in their research; and is open to students, faculty, and staff across the University of Washington.

Research Seminar Series 2017-18


Research Seminar Archive

2016-17

  • October 19, 2016 - Jiaying Zhao Resource Scarcity: Consequences and Interventions.
  • October 12, 2016 - Karin MartinThe New Restitution: How Debt, Taxation, and Punishment are Transforming Restorative Aims in Criminal Justice.
  • October 5, 2016 - Susan T. GoodenRace and Social Equity: A Nervous Area of Government.

2015-16

  • Feb 17, 2016 - Leslie Pal Global Public Affairs Eduation: The Force Awakens.
  • March 31, 2016 - Mark Long Taking Information Systems Seriously in Public Management and Public Policy Research.
  • April 6, 2016 - Mark Long Estimating Program Impacts and Heterogeneity in Impacts.
  • April 14, 2016 - Rob Reich Repugnant to the Whole Idea of Democracy? On the Role of Foundations in Democratic Societies.
  • April 20, 2016 - Robert Klitgaard Development Given Geography, Climate, and Genes.
  • April 25, 2016 - Yanfang Su Impact of China’s ‘Zero-markup Policy for Essential Drugs’ on patients, county hospital revenue and government subsidy levels.
  • May 2, 2016 - Lee Badgett The Public Professor: How to Use Your Research to Change the World.
  • May 11, 2016 - Sharon Kioko Impact of Bankruptcy Eligibility Requirements and Statutory Liens on Borrowing Costs.
  • May 18, 2016 - Nicole Marwell Marketization and Patronage Logics in the Provision of Local Social Welfare.
  • June 1, 2016 - Mahesh Somashekhar Neither Here nor There? How the Changing Geography of Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship Disadvantages African Americans

2014-15

  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm Stephanie Leiser Evans School of Public Policy and Governance University of Washington "The Diffusion of State Business Tax Incentives "

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  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm Bettina Sonnenberg German Institute for Economic Research "Unemployment and Social Involvement in Germany. Findings from the Socio-Economic Panel Study” "

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  • Monday, November 3, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm Sharon Kioko Maxwell School of Public Administration and International Affairs Syracuse University "Impact of tax and expenditure Limits (TELs) on Local Government Debt Burdens "

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  • Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm Paul Stone Humphrey School of Public Affairs University of Minnesota "The Moral Foundations of a Republic: Morale and Historical Perspective "

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  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm Jennifer Otten School of Public Health University of Washington "The impacts of “healthy eating” policies in Washington State: Fresh Bucks, farm-to-childcare, and Executive Order 13-06 "

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  • Monday, December 1, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm Chris Herbst Evans School of Public Policy and Governance Arizona State University ""Are Parental Welfare Work Requirements Good for Children? Evidence from Age-of-Youngest-Child Exemptions” "

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  • Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm Jacob Vigdor Evans School of Public Policy and Governance University of Washington""Policy Evaluation Research in Real Time: The Case of Seattle's Minimum Wage" "

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  • Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm Brian Dillon Evans School of Public Policy and Governance University of Washington""Information Poverty Traps" "

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  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm Dafney Debach School of Education, University of Washington ""My Student Was Apprehended by Immigration" "

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  • Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm Martha Matsuoka Urban and Environmental Policy Occidental College "From Global to Local: Health, Justice, and Equity in Port Development and Freight Transportation "

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  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm Ian Schmutte Department of Economics, University of Georgia "Revisiting the Economics of Privacy: Population Statistics and Confidentiality Protection as Public Goods "

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  • Monday, March 9, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm Richard Settersten Human Development and Family Sciences Oregon State University *"Transitions to Adulthood: Lessons in Experience, Identity, and Inequality "

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  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm Tim Scharks Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

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  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm Prabhu Pingali Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University "TBD "

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  • Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm Adam Douglas Henry School of Government and Public Policy University of Arizona "TBD "

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  • Monday, May 11, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm John Wilkerson Political Science University of Washington "TBD "

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  • Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am Rachel Krause School of Public Affairs and Administration University of Kansas "TBD "

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  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm Tony Chen Sociology Northwestern University "“Affirmative Action in College Admissions: Forgotten Histories, Future Possibilities.” "

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  • Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm Grant Blume Evans School of Public Policy and Governance University of Washington "TBD "

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  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm Noel Johnston Blavatnik School of Government "TBD "

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* A joint seminar with the West Coast Poverty Center.

2013-14

  • June 4, 2014: Joseph Cook, Associate Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington

  • May 21, 2014: Stephen Kosack, Assistant Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington

  • May 7, 2014: Stephen Page, Associate Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington

  • May 1, 2014: Sean Reardon, Professor, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University

  • April 23, 2014: Amy Schwartz, Professor, Wagner School of Public Service, New York University

  • April 16, 2014: Joaquin Herranz, Associate Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington

  • April 2, 2014: Lisa Robinson, Research Associate, Center for Health Decision Science, Harvard University

  • March 12, 2014: Jesse Rothstein, Associate Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

  • February 13, 2014: Morris Kleiner, Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

  • December 4, 2013: Heather Hill, Assistant Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington

  • November 13, 2013: Brian Dillon, Assistant Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington

  • June 11, 2013: Daniel L. Smith, Assistant Professor of Public Budgeting and Financial Management, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University

  • November 13, 2013: Margaret Weir, Professor, Sociology and Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

  • December 4, 2013: Scott W. Allard, Associate Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago

  • January 15, 2013: Craig Smith, Assistant Professor, School of Government and Public Policy, University of Arizona

  • October 16, 2013: Pam McCann, Assistant Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington: “The Strategic Use of Congressional Intergovernmental Delegation”

  • September 25, 2013: Crystal Hall, Assistant Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington: “Income Tax Time as a Time to Build Financial Capability”

2011–12

  • April 24, 2012: John Stuart Hall, Professor of Public Affairs and Public Service, Arizona State University: “The Logic of Collective Resilience for Local Public Policy.”

  • March 6, 2012: Maria Perez, Assistant Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington: “Making Decisions About Teachers Based on Imperfect Data.”

  • February 14, 2012: Richard Zerbe, Professor of Public Affairs, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington: "An Inquiry into the Foundations of Welfare Economics."

  • January 30, 2012: Anthony Bertelli, C.C. Crawford Chair in Management and Performance, School of Policy, Planning, and Development, University of Southern California: "Measuring the Attitudes of Federal Executives Across Agencies and Time."

  • January 11, 2012: Ann Bostrom, Professor of Public Affairs, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance: "Causal Thinking and Support for Climate Change Policies"

  • December 6, 2011: Justin Marlowe, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington

  • November 29, 2011: Joe Cook, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington: “Water Markets: Do Agricultural Sellers Only Care About the Offered Price Per Acre-Foot?”

2009-10

July 12, 2010: Ken Couch, associate professor of economics, University of Connecticut: “Earnings Losses of Displaced Workers in Connecticut: An Analysis Using Administrative Records.”

June 30, 2010: Robert O’Connor,Decision, Risk, and Management Science Program, National Science Foundation: “How to Get NSF to Fund Your Research.”

June 30, 2010:Gisela Böhm and Rüdiger Pfister: “The Multiplicity of Emotions in Decision-Making.”

June 2, 2010Beth Neary, Ph.D. candidate, Indiana University: “International Uptake of Paid Parental Leave Benefits.”

May 24, 2010George Loewenstein, Herbert A. Simon professor of economics and psychology, department of social and decision sciences, Carnegie Mellon University: “Behavioral Economics and Conflicts of Interest.” (co-sponsored by the department of economics)

May 10, 2010Crystal Hall, assistant professor of public affairs, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington (co-sponsored by the West Coast Poverty Center)

May 3, 2010: Joe Cook(presenter), assistant professor of public affairs; Mary Kay Gugerty, associate professor of public affairs;Yuta Masuda, Ph.D. student; and Marla Smith-Nilsson: “Measuring Time Used by Water-Carriers and Households in Rural Ethiopia.”

April 19, 2010: Charles Clotfelter, professor of public policy studies, economics, and law, Duke University: “Entertainment and the Mission of the University.” (co-sponsored by the department of economics and the intercollegiate athletic leadership program)

April 14, 2010: Ed Blakely, professor of urban policy at the United States Studies Centre in Sydney, Australia: “Responding to Regional Crisis: Implications for Research and Practice.” (co-sponsored by the department of urban design and planning)

April 5, 2010: Laura Evans, assistant professor of public affairs, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington: “Quiet, yet Ever-Constant Advocacy: American Indian Tribal Governments and Federal Indian Policy.”

March 29, 010: Shalini Vajjhala, deputy assistant administrator, Office of International Affairs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: “Global Environmental Engagement.”

March 8, 2010: Craig Thomas, associate professor of public affairs: “Political Bias in Performance Management Systems: A Multi-Agency Analysis of OMB’s Program Assessment Rating Tool.”

March 3, 2010: Richard Brandon, director of the Evans School’s Human Services Policy Center: “Estimating the Economic Value of Early Care and Education: From Analysis to Policy Impact.”

February 8, 2010: Marieka Klawitterassociate professor of public affairs, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington: “Multilevel Analysis of the Effects of Antidiscrimination Policies on Earnings by Sexual Orientation.”

February 1, 2010: Nicole Esparza, assistant professor of policy, planning, and development, University of Southern California: “Skid Rows or Suburban Services: How the Spatial Concentration of Antipoverty Nonprofits Can Explain Sector Size.” (co-sponsored by the West Coast Poverty Center)

January 11, 2009: Colleen Chrisinger, Ph.D. candidate, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington: “Earnings Growth among Workforce Development Participants: Evidence from Washington State.”

November 30, 2009: Joaquín Herranz, Jr., assistant professor of public affairs, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington: “The Logic Model as a Tool for Developing a Network Performance Measurement System.”

November 9, 2009: Ann Markusen, professor of planning and public policy, and director of the Project on Regional and Industrial Economics, University of Minnesota: “Native American Artists: Routes Out of Personal and Community Poverty.” (co-sponsored with the West Coast Poverty Center)