Fall 2021 Speaker Calendar

September 9: Stephen Ross, University of Connecticut, High Cost Lenders and the Geographic Concentration of Foreclosures

September 23: Erik Hembre, University of Illinois-Chicago, Tax Incentives and Housing Decisions: Investigating Effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

September 30: Omer Ali, The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University, Survey evidence of racial disparities in the impact of COVID-19

October 7: Michael Collins, UW-Madison, Economic Security of Older Adults during the COVID19 Crisis: Early Data to Inform Research and Policy

October 14: Cody Vaughn, UW-LaCrosse, Medicaid Generosity and Food Hardship Among Children (slides)(paper)

October 21: Andrés Shahidinejad, Ph.D. Student in Economics at University of Chicago, Banking with Credit Unions: Household Credit Consequences

October 28: Jennifer Doleac, Texas A&M University, What Does Retirement Look Like for the Criminal-Justice-Involved Population? Sources of Income in Old Age for People with Criminal Records

November 11: Carter Braxton, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Can the unemployed borrow? Implications for public insurance

November 18: Adibah Abdulhadi, Ph.D. Student Economics at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Selection in Disability Insurance Market

December 2: Angie Ahmadi, American University, Long-Term Care Insurance: Welfare Implications of Health Uncertainty and Suboptimal Timing of Purchase

December 16: Sarah Halpern-Meekin, University of Wisconsin-Madison & Laura Tach, Cornell University, Prime-age men’s labor force disconnection

CFS RDRC Releases Research and Training Opportunities

The Center for Financial Security Retirement and Disability Research Center (CFS RDRC) is excited to announce four different calls for proposals. Our training program offers many competitive funding opportunities. While deadlines may be extended in some cases, the deadline for priority consideration is February 3, 2022. Applicants may apply to multiple opportunities; simply complete an application for each opportunity of interest.

Annual Junior Scholars Intensive Training Sees Success

2021 JSIT Scholars Cohort

For a week in June 2021, the Center for Financial Security (CFS)—in collaboration with Howard University’s Center on Race and Wealth—held the annual summer workshop of Junior Scholar Intensive Training (JSIT) program. JSTI is an intensive training program for emerging researchers, and made possible with funding from the Retirement and Disability Research Consortium of the Social Security Administration (SSA).

This year’s JSIT workshop was virtual, allowing participation from Minnesota to Mississippi, and California to Cambridge (England!). Scholars are first-generation and/or are economically disadvantaged and/or are from historically underrepresented populations.

“I’ve participated in a lot of junior scholar workshops, but none were as beneficial as JSIT. JSIT provided the opportunity to develop and get feedback through “hands on,” iterative activities. I’m still amazed at how much I developed in just one week!”

Mila Turner, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Florida A&M University was part of this year’s JSIT cohort.

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