April 2015

MPES Alumnus Aaron Sojourner visits NU!

Colloquium Talk Details:
Where: Annenberg 303
When: 12:30 pm

Sojourner is a labor economist and assistant professor at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. His research focuses on three areas: (1) policies to promote efficient and equitable development of human capital with a focus on early childhood and K-12 education systems, (2) effects of labor-market institutions on economic productivity and in politics, and (3) behavioral economic approaches to consumer financial decisions. Economic Journal, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Public Economics, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, and Industrial Relations have published his work.

Sojourner has a wide range of policy experience and community service. He serves on Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges’s Cradle-to-K Cabinet advising the city on how to reduce racial disparities through policies affecting children’s first 3 years. He also serves as a research associate at IZA, on the Human Capital Research Collaborative’s steering committee, and as a director of Spring Bank, a community bank in the Bronx and Harlem, N.Y. In the past uk essay writing service, he served as an adviser to the Office of the Illinois State Treasurer and as a fellow in the U.S. Senate’s Labor Policy Office.

Sojourner completed his PhD in economics at Northwestern University in 2009 and was pre-doctoral fellow in the university’s Multidisciplinary Program in Education Sciences. He also has an MA in public policy analysis from the University of Chicago and a BA in history from Yale University.

Talk Flyer Here

MPES fellows meet with  David Deming.


Meeting: 10 am, Annenberg G02
Talk: 12:30 pm, Annenberg 303

Talk Abstract Here

David Deming is an associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.  His research focuses broadly on the economics of education, with a particular interest in the impact of education policies on long-term outcomes other than test scores.