Friday Luncheon Seminars

The Harvard Pop Center and the Program on the Global Demography of Aging are pleased to sponsor a Friday Luncheon Seminar series focused on salient issues in population health, demography, and economics. These informal gatherings serve as opportunities for researchers to garner important feedback from others working in similar areas.

We offer a mix of presentations—from standard research dissemination by Pop Center members, to work-in-progress sessions by junior scholars, to research methodology seminars by our staff.

Sessions are scheduled on Fridays from 12:00–1:00 at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, 9 Bow Street, Cambridge, unless otherwise noted. Lunch is provided.

All faculty and students are invited to attend.
If you would like to present at a Friday lunch session, please contact Claudette Agustin.

Spring 2020

**The remainder of the Friday Luncheon Seminars this spring have been canceled.**

1/31: Daniel Prinz, doctoral student in health policy and economics, Harvard University, presents “Employer responsibility for disability insurance in the contingent workforce: Evidence from the Netherlands.”

2/7: Omar Karlsson, PhD, Takemi Fellow, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, presents “Household technology and child health.”

2/14:  Marcel Goldberg, MD, PhD, lecturer, Paris Descartes University, and Marie Zins, MD, PhD, lecturer, Paris Descartes University, present findings from CONSTANCES, a  population-based, epidemiological national cohort of over 200,000 adults in France.

2/21:  Brian Xiao, doctoral student, sociology, Harvard University, will present “Material hardship and depression.”

2/28: Maria Glymour, ScD, professor of  epidemiology and biostatistics, UCSF, will present “Alzheimer’s disease and dementia: Learning more with instrumental variables-inspired approaches.”

3/13: Elyse Jennings, PhD, research scientist, HCPDS, will present “Marital experiences and onset of depressive symptoms in rural South Africa.”

3/27: Taha Choukhmane, PhD, NBER postdoctoral fellow, Economics of an Aging Workforce program, will present “Default options and retirement saving dynamics.”

4/3: Angelina Grigoryeva, PhD, Bell Fellow, HCPDS, and assistant professor, department of sociology, University of Toronto, will present TBA.

4/10: Angela Dixon, PhD, Bell Fellow, HCPDS, will present TBA.

4/17: SPECIAL SEMINARPAA Practice Talks

  1. Muqi Guo, MS,  data analyst and coordinator, Willows Impact Evaluation project, Department of Global Health & Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, will present “Understanding the effects of family planning counseling on short birth intervals: A mediation analysis of a cluster-randomized intervention in Nepal.”
  2. Sung Park, PhD, Sloan Fellow on Aging and Work, HCPDS, will present “Black-White differences in siblings’ co-residence with and financial support to aging parents.”

5/1: Sloan Seminar on Aging and Work, speaker and seminar title, TBA

5/8: Sloan Seminar on Aging and Work, speaker and seminar title, TBA

Past Friday Luncheon Seminars