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Basit Zafar

Professor of Economics
Basit Zafar is an applied microeconomist. His research is focused on labor economics, economics of education, and household finance.  Specifically, his work seeks to understand how individuals make decisions under uncertainty. Professor Zafar's…

Improving Equality of Opportunity in America: New Insights from Big Data

Jun 21, 2018, 4:00-5:20 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
This talk will show how children’s chances of climbing the income ladder vary across neighborhoods, analyze the sources of racial disparities in intergenerational mobility, and discuss the role of higher education in creating greater income mobility. 
Ford School
Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS)

Guns and Pro-Social Behavior

Feb 14, 2018, 8:30-10:00 am EST
Weill Hall, Room 3240
The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies.
Ford School
EPI Speaker Series

APPAM 2017 Fall Research Conference

Nov 2-4, 2017, 8:00 am-5:00 pm EDT
Hyatt Regency, Regency Ballroom West Tower
Join EPI's scholars at 27 roundtables, panels and poster sessions, and help us to celebrate Susan Dynarski's selection as the recipient of APPAM's Spencer Award for transformative work in education policy research.
Ford School
Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS)

The Advanced Placement Program and Inequality in College Outcomes

Jun 28, 2017, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Room 3240
The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies.
Ford School
Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS)

How do Colleges Respond to Federal Government Ratings

Jun 7, 2017, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Room 3240
The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies.
Ford School
Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS)

An Experimental Analysis of Cream Skimming in Public Schools of Choice

Jan 25, 2017, 8:30-10:00 am EST
Weill Hall, Room 1220
The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies.
Ford School
Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS)

Texting students to help achieve their goals

Apr 13, 2016, 8:30-10:00 am EDT
Weill Hall, Room 3240
A presentation by Phil Oreopoulos, Professor of Economics at University of Toronto
Ford School

Causes, consequences & potential solutions to the problem of educational disparities in the US: Perspectives from psychology, sociology & economics

Jan 20, 2014, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Weill Hall
Free and open to the public. Join in the conversation on Twitter #eddispartiites About the roundtable: This seminar will feature speakers from sociology, psychology and economics giving their perspectives on the causes, consequences and potential solutions to the problem of educational disparities in the United States. Each speaker will discuss their own work as it relates to educational disparities in the United States, also drawing on existing work from the field that has bearing on this topic.