Spring 2009 Colloquium


The Penn Population Studies Colloquium Series co-sponsored by the Population Aging Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania meets most Mondays from 12-1 PM during the academic year. The Fall 2021 Colloquium Series will be hosted in-person in McNeil 395. The Population Studies Center adheres to the policies implemented by the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) and University regarding protections in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. SAS and University regulations supersede the specific practices at the PSC, especially since many issues are still in flux. See the latest announcement from the University.

Specific guidelines for the Fall 2021 Colloquium:

Vaccination requirements: All students, faculty, staff, postdocs, and other campus partners, including outside visitors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those who qualify for an exemption.

Sign-up sheet: Attendees are required to fill out a sign-up sheet with their contact information for possible contact tracing. The PSC uses the template provided by SAS. By signing this sheet you attest that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 OR are a Penn community member enrolled in the Penn Cares testing program. We will implement the sign-up through two mechanisms:
1) Google sheet: the morning of the colloquium we will circulate a google sign-up sheet. If you plan to attend the colloquium, we ask you to include your name and contact information, in advance.
2) In-person sign-up sheet: for those who did not enter their information on the google sheet we will have a physical sign-up sheet outside the colloquium room for you to include your name and contact information.

Face covering: Face covering is required while indoors, including during the colloquium or individual meetings with the visitor. The PSC office will have extra masks in case you need one.

Food is not allowed during the talk.

Social distance should be observed whenever possible.

Meetings: Group meetings with the visitor, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, will be reserved to no more than 4 people on a first-come, first-served base. Sign-up sheets for these group meetings will be distributed the week before the talk. Sign up here to meet with speakers individually or to participate in the networking lunch, speaker availability will be listed as soon as we have updates, approximately a week before the talk. Contact Dawn Ryan if you are interested in meeting with the speaker.

If you are interested in speaking at one of our colloquium sessions, please contact Emilio Parrado or Iliana Kohler. Population Studies Center events may be photographed and/or video recorded for educational and promotional use.

Privacy Statement: The colloquium series may be recorded for the purpose of dissemination on the Population Aging Research Center and Population Studies Center websites, social media platforms, and on the PSC YouTube channel. If you prefer not to be recorded, please be sure to keep your video and microphone off during the talk and Q&A portion.


January 2009

January 26, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Scott Lynch Associate Professor of Sociology - Princeton University
Location: 103 McNeil


February 2009

February 2, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Richard Berk Professor of Criminology and Statistics - University of Pennsylvania
Location: 103 McNeil

February 9, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Annette Lareau Stanley I. Sheerr Term Professor in the Social Sciences Professor of Sociology - University of Pennsylvania
Location: 103 McNeil

February 23, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Jesús Fernández-Villaverde Associate Professor of Economics - University of Pennsylvania
Location: 103 McNeil


March 2009

March 2, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Steven Haas Assistant Professor of Population Dynamics - Arizona State University
Location: 103 McNeil

March 16, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Emily Oster Assistant Professor of Economics - University of Chicago
Location: 103 McNeil

March 23, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Christina H. Paxson Hughes-Rogers Professor of Economics and Public Affairs - Princeton University
Location: 103 McNeil

March 30, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ken R. Smith Professor of Human Development and Family Studies - University of Utah
Location: 103 McNeil


April 2009

April 6, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Douglas A. Wolf Gerald B. Cramer Professor of Aging Studies, Professor of Public Administration, Director, Center for Aging and Policy Studies, Associate Director, Aging Studies Program, Center for Policy Research - Syracuse University
Location: 103 McNeil

April 13, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Joe Kable Assistant Professor of Psychology - University of Pennsylvania
Location: 103 McNeil

April 20, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Elizabeth Frankenberg Associate Professor of Public Policy - Duke University
Location: 103 McNeil