Population Science News

Weekly News — September 14, 2020

EVENTS As in-person events are on hold, be sure to check out virtual talks and webinars. Wednesday, September 16, 12-1:15 PM. Demography Brown Bag. “An Introduction to Human Evolutionary Demography and its perspectives” This is the first of a series of four seminars. This week we feature 3 panelists: “Introducing Human Evolutionary Demography”, Rebecca Sear, Department […]

Population Science News

Weekly News — September 8, 2020

EVENTS
As in-person events are on hold, be sure to check out virtual talks and webinars.
Research Presentations by Demography Faculty

Wednesday, September 9, 12-1:15 PM. Demography Brown Bag. Linguistic Assimilation in the Age of Mass Migration: Evidence from Ellis Island Oral Histories. Leah Platt Boustan, Department of Economics, Princeton University. Zoom Meeting ID: 928 0042 4142. Password: DEMOG916

View past talks on our Population Sciences channel. The Brown Bag talks have been organized into playlists: http://bit.ly/2kZvaME.

Tuesday September 8, 11:30 am – 1 pm. SPH Seminar: Sadie Costello, “The other essential workers: Implementation and impact of COVID-19 prevention measures on the physical and emotional well being of unionized grocery store workers” https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/92233569268.

Tuesday September 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. “How Did COVID-19 and Stabilization Policies Affect Spending and Employment? A New Real-Time Economic Tracker Based on Private Sector Data” Raj Chetty, Harvard University

Wednesday, September 9 | 10:00 SHARP!-11:30 a.m. “Unequal societies: Slavery, abolition, and long-run consequences.” Thomas Piketty, Paris School of Economics. Write to camillen@berkeley.edu for the link

Population Science News

Weekly News — August 31, 2020

EVENTS
As in-person events are on hold, be sure to check out virtual talks and webinars.
Research Presentations by Demography Faculty

Wednesday, September 3, 12-1:10 PM. Demography Brown Bag. Short talks by our faculty on current research. Opportunities for graduate students, post-docs, and other. collaborators to become involved. SPEAKERS: Ayesha Mahmud, Dennis Feehan, William Dow, Joshua Goldstein, Kenneth Wachter, Ronald Lee. Zoom Meeting ID: 927 3876 8807. Passcode: 354564. NOTE: All participants and hosts are now required to sign into a Zoom account prior to. joining meetings hosted by UC Berkeley.

Population Science News

Weekly News — August 24, 2020

EVENTS
As in-person events are on hold, be sure to check out virtual talks and webinars.
No Demography Brown Bag this week. Enjoy your summer!

View past talks on our Population Sciences channel. The Brown Bag talks have been organized into playlists: http://bit.ly/2kZvaME.

Thursday, August 27, 2-3:30 PM. “Topic Forthcoming” Stephen Machin, London School of Economics. Event Contact:  camillen@berkeley.edu

SAVE THE DATE
Cancelled: August 27. The talk with Dr. Fauci has been postponed.

Population Science News

Weekly News — July 20, 2020

EVENTS
As in-person events are on hold, be sure to check out virtual talks and webinars.
No Demography Brown Bag this week. Enjoy your summer!

View past talks on our Population Sciences channel. The Brown Bag talks have been organized into playlists: http://bit.ly/2kZvaME.

SAVE THE DATE
Disrupting Upstream Determinants of Family and Community Violence in the COVID-19 Era
Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Sponsored by the Goldman School of Public Policy. For more information and registration, visit: https://gspp.berkeley.edu/calendar/event/disrupting-upstream-determinants-of-family-and-community-violence-in-the-covid-19-era.

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Population Science News

Weekly News — July 6, 2020

EVENTS
As in-person events are on hold, be sure to check out virtual talks and webinars.
No Demography Brown Bag this week. Enjoy your summer!

View past talks on our Population Sciences channel. The Brown Bag talks have been organized into playlists: http://bit.ly/2kZvaME.

SAVE THE DATE
Disrupting Upstream Determinants of Family and Community Violence in the COVID-19 Era
Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Sponsored by the Goldman School of Public Policy. For more information and registration, visit: https://gspp.berkeley.edu/calendar/event/disrupting-upstream-determinants-of-family-and-community-violence-in-the-covid-19-era.

Population Science News

Weekly News — June 23, 2020

EVENTS
As in-person events are on hold, be sure to check out virtual talks and webinars.
No Demography Brown Bag this week but stay tuned as more are in the planning stages.

View past talks on our Population Sciences channel. The Brown Bag talks have been organized into playlists: http://bit.ly/2kZvaME.

California’s public sector and economic recovery: lessons from the Great Recession for the COVID-19 response. Jun 25, 2020 01:00 PM. The UC Berkeley Labor Center invites you to join us for a webinar to discuss two upcoming releases about public sector workers: Data Brief: Public Sector Impacts of the Great Recession and COVID-19 and a blog post: California’s Public Sector: Lessons from the Great Recession for the COVID-19 Response. We will discuss the impact of the Great Recession on public sector employment, the importance of the public sector to economic recovery, and the impacts of COVID-19 on public sector workers. As the state and local governments face significant revenue losses and COVID-19 expenditures, we highlight some important lessons for policymakers about the negative impacts of austerity on long-term economic recovery. Register in advance for this webinar:

https://berkeley.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nJadg-cZSdmq2nxTE7ZI-w.

Population Science News

Weekly News — June 9, 2020

EVENTS
As in-person events are on hold, be sure to check out virtual talks and webinars.

Thursday-Friday, June 11-12, 9 AM – 12:30 PM. Special Event: Bayesian Analysis in Demography: A series of 6 talks over 2 mornings.
Thursday Conference     
9:30 AM Jakub Bijak, Southampton University. “Bayesian estimation of uncertain migration flows: Principles and examples”.               
10:15 AM Alex Stringer, University of Toronto. “Estimation of smooth, non-linear rate curves using Bayesian inference”           
11:00 AM Monica Alexander, University of Toronto. “Using social media advertising data to estimate migration trends”
Friday Conference          
9:30 AM Mark Wheldon, United Nationals Population Division. “Bayesian Demographic Estimation and Population Reconstruction”         
10:15 AM Gabriel Borges, Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) Developing prior distributions from demographic estimates”              
11:00 AM Leontine Alkema, University of Massachusetts. “TBA”
https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/95206197493?pwd=dEF3UlpJK1plUk5XUUR3bndERmFUUT09 (note; not the same as our usual Brown Bag zoom: full zoom info available by request).

Population Science News

Weekly News — May 26, 2020

EVENTS
As in-person events are on hold, be sure to check out virtual talks and webinars.

Wednesday May 27, 12-1:15 PM.  Demography Brown Bag. The session is titled “Covid-19 Mortality: Challenges to comparisons between and within countries” featuring
“The demography of COVID-19 deaths. A gateway to well-documented international data”. Arianna Caporali & Emmanuelle Cambois (National Institute for Demographic Studies, INED).Arianna Caporali, INED;
“NVSS Provisional COVID-19 Death Counts”. Farida B. Ahmad, CDC.
TBA, Vladmir Shkolnikov, Max Planck Institute;
Zoom channel: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/98210717931. (full zoom info available by request).