HCEO is pleased to welcome two of our 2020 dissertation prize winners to present their work.
On Tuesday December 1, 2020, Winnie van Dijk, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Economics at Harvard, will discuss a chapter from her dissertation entitled, “Does Eviction Cause Poverty? Quasi-experimental Evidence from Cook County, IL.” Her paper offers new causal evidence on how eviction affects financial distress, residential mobility, and neighborhood quality. This lecture will take place virtually via Zoom at 1:30PM CST. To join the lecture, you can find the Zoom link here on the day of her talk.
On Tuesday March 2, 2021, Laia Navarro-Sola, an Assistant Professor at the Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University, will present "Essays in Human Capital in Developing Countries.” Her dissertation analyzes the labor market returns of providing secondary education through schools that use televised lessons in Mexico, finding that an additional year of education increases average income by 17.6%. Navarro-Sola’s lecture will take place virtually via Zoom at 1:30PM CST. To join the lecture, you can find the Zoom link here on the day of her talk.