Lance Lochner, University of Western Ontario
From the speaker's bio:
Professor and Director of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) Center for Human Capital and Productivity, Lance Lochner is a social science faculty scholar in labour economics at the University of Western Ontario. Lochner, whose interests span labour economics, the economics of education, and the economics of crime, also serves as the Canada Research Chair in Human Capital and Productivity. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1998 and has since published a multitude of pieces, one of the most recent being "The Impact of Family Income On Child Achievement: Evidence from the Earned Income Tax Credit."
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.
This seminar provides a space for doctoral students and faculty from the School of Education, Ford School of Public Policy, and the Departments of Economics, Sociology, Statistics, and Political Science to discuss current research and receive feedback on works-in-progress. Discourse between these schools and departments creates a more complete community of education scholars, and provides a networking opportunity for students enrolled in a variety of academic programs who share common research interests. Open to PhD students and faculty engaged in causal inference in education research.