2012 Research Data Center Annual Conference

The 2012 Census Research Data Center (RDC) Conference will showcase research from the nationwide network of RDCs – including research using demographic, business, and linked employee-employer data from the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as health data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The Census RDC performs statistical analyses on non-public versions of data from these government agencies.

Call for Papers

The Chicago Census Research Data Center welcomes proposals to present papers based on current or recent RDC research. The conference will showcase research from the nationwide network of RDCs – including research using demographic, business, and linked employee-employer data from the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as health data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). RDC research performs statistical analyses on non-public versions of data from these government agencies. We are planning a day of concurrent paper sessions, a keynote presentation, and a poster session. Read more...

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09/20/12
8:30 AM
Registration and Breakfast
9:30 AM
Welcome Auditorium — Third Floor

Coffee available outside until 10:00 a.m. session.

Introduction
Bhash Mazumder, Executive Director, Chicago Census Research Data Center and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Speaker
Gale Boyd, Executive Director, Triangle Census Research Data Center and Senior Research Scholar, Duke University
10:00 AM
Concurrent Paper Session 1<br />Firms and Productivity Auditorium &mdash; Third Floor
  • Are Management Practices a Source of Energy Efficiency? Examination of the U.S. Experience
Gale Boyd, Duke University
Mark Curtis, Georgia State University
  • Materials Prices and Productivity
Enghin Atalay, University of Chicago
  • Micro Data and the Macro Elasticity of Substitution
Ezra Oberfield, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Devesh Raval, Amazon.com
10:00 AM
Concurrent Paper Session 1<br />International Topics Michigan Room &mdash; Third Floor
  • RDC-in-RDC: A New Approach to International Data Sharing
Margaret C Levenstein, University of Michigan
Daniela Hochfellner, University of Michigan, Institute for Employment Research
  • Gains from Offshore Outsourcing? Evidence from New U.S. Microdata
Ryan Monarch, University of Michigan
Jooyoun Park, Kent State University
Jagadeesh Sivadasan, University of Michigan
  • Trading Plans and Volatility
Christopher Kurz, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Mine Senses, John Hopkins University
10:00 AM
Concurrent Paper Session 1<br />Labor Supply of Older Workers and Women Seminar Room &mdash; Eleventh Floor
  • Income Effects in Labor Supply: Evidence from Child-Related Tax Benefits
Philippe Wingender, International Monetary Fund
Sara LaLumia, Williams College
  • Workplace Characteristics and Employment of Older Workers
Chinhui Juhn, University of Houston
Kristin McCue, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Holding Out or Opting Out? Retirement Claiming and Disability Application in a Recession
Matthew Rutledge, Boston College
11:30 AM
Lunch and Keynote
Keynote Speaker
Chad Syverson, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
1:00 PM
Concurrent Paper Session 2<br />Topics in Labor Economics Auditorium &mdash; Third Floor
  • Testing for Wage Discrimination in U.S. Manufacturing
Joyce Burnette, Wabash College
  • Patterns in Intragenerational Earnings Mobility in the United States
Bhash Mazumder, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Jonathan Davis, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Job-to-Job Flows and the Business Cycle
Henry Hyatt, U.S. Census Bureau
Erika McEntarfer, U.S. Census Bureau
1:00 PM
Concurrent Paper Session 2<br />Health Topics Michigan Room &mdash; Third Floor
  • The Impact of Minimum Wage Increases on the Provision of Employer-Sponsored Fringe Benefits
Kosali Simon, Indiana University
Jessica Vistnes, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Price and Consumption of Carbonated Soft Drinks by Age and Socioeconomic Status
Roy Wada, University of Illinois at Chicago
Euna Han, Gachon University
Lisa Powell, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • What is the Long-term Impact of SSI Receipt on Zebley Kids?
Norma Coe, Boston College
Matthew Rutledge, Boston College
1:00 PM
Concurrent Paper Session 2<br />Measurement Issues in Demographic Data Seminar Room &mdash; Eleventh Floor
  • Intergenerational Transmission of Race, 1970-2010
Carolyn A Liebler, University of Minnesota
Marie DeRousse-Wu, University of Minnesota
  • The Sensitivity of Pareto Distribution-Based Estimates of Top Earnings in the Public-Use Current Population Survey to Choice of Cutoff Point
Phil Armour, Cornell University
Richard Burkhauser, Cornell University and University of Melbourne
Jeff Larrimore, U.S. Congress, Joint Committee on Taxation
  • Missclassification in Binary Choice Models
Bruce Meyer, University of Chicago
Nikolas Mittag, University of Chicago
2:30 PM
Break

Snacks provided.

3:00 PM
Concurrent Paper Session 3<br />Spatial and Regional Issues Auditorium &mdash; Third Floor
  • Declining Migration within the U.S.: The Role of the Labor Market
Raven Molloy, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Christopher L Smith, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Abigail Wozniak, University of Notre Dame
  • The Geography of Lost Opportunity: Where are America‚Äôs Opportunity Youth?
Jeremy Bray, RTI International
Dorren McMahon, University College Dublin
Brooks Depro, RTI International
Lee Mobley, Arizona State University
3:00 PM
Concurrent Paper Session 3<br />Education Topics Michigan Room &mdash; Third Floor
  • The Impact of a Mother's Decision to Work on the Development of a Child's Human Capital
Martha Stinson, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Cheaper by the Dozen: Using Sibling Discounts at Catholic Schools to Estimate the Price Elasticity of Private School Attendance
Susan Dynarski, University of Michigan
Jonathan Gruber, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Danielle Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3:00 PM
Concurrent Paper Session 3<br />Financial Institutions/Bankruptcy Seminar Room &mdash; Eleventh Floor
  • Traditional and Non-traditional Financial Institutions in Rural America: 1976-2007
T Lynn Riggs, Baylor University
Charles M Tolbert, Baylor University
F Carson Mencken, Baylor University
Jing Li, Baylor University
  • Human Capital Loss in Corporate Bankruptcy
John Graham, Duke University
Hyunseob Kim, Cornell University
Si Li, Wilfrid Laurier
Jiaping Qiu, McMaster University
3:00 PM

Last Updated: 08/24/2012


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Hotel and Area Information

Club Quarters
111 W. Adams
Chicago ,  IL   60603

Tel: (203) 905-2100

Website

Conference Rates: $119/club size or $134 standard plus 16.4% hotel occupancy tax

Cut-off Date: August 8, 2012

Reservations: Please call Member Services during regular business hours at 203-905-2100 and mention group code FRB019 to receive the conference rate. You will need a credit card to reserve a room.

 

Club Quarters is a club-like hotel in the center of "the Loop," Chicago's Central Business District. This vibrant area is bound on the west and north by the Chicago River, on the east by Lake Michigan and on the south by Roosevelt Road. Club Quarters is minutes from Michigan Avenue and a short walk to the Symphony Center, the Art Institute, Board of Trade, the Willis Tower, the River Front, theatres, Grant Park and world famous Magnificent Mile.

 

Club Living Room: Living room exclusively for guest use - featuring comfortable seating areas, oversized television, computer workstations, complimentary WIFI, coffee, tea and newspapers.

 

Elephant and Castle Pub Restaurant: The onsite restaurant with authentic British décor boasts Chicago's most comprehensive menu of beer and whiskey. The breakfast, lunch and dinner menus feature both American and British classic casual fare at reasonable prices.

 

Multi-menu Delivery: Chicago is one of the best cities in the world when it comes to food. Club Quarters has arranged for multiple restaurants to deliver to Club Quarters guests and menus are available in the guest rooms.


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