Conferences and Workshops

Jensen Speaker Series presents, Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota, “The Deaths America Treats as Normal”

This talk explores racial disparities in mortality during U.S. pandemics, using the 1918 and COVID-19 pandemics to develop general frameworks for understanding inequality in pandemic experiences—and what they reveal about inequality during ordinary, non-pandemic times. The first part of the talk considers racial disparities during the most devastating respiratory pandemic of the 20thcentury, the 1918 flu; shows that those disparities were surprisingly small; and develops new hypotheses, grounded in social immunology, to account for this anomaly. The second part of the talk pivots from 1918 to 2020-21. During the 1918 pandemic, U.S. white mortality was still lower than U.S. Black mortality had been nearly every year. Today, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the same pattern holds: white mortality during the COVID pandemic has likely still been lower than Black mortality has ever been. Using pandemic mortality as a measuring stick for racial disparities offers a new perspective on the measures we do —and do not —embrace in order to combat racial inequality. I use demographic mortality models to make a new, demographically based case for reparations for racism.

DUPRI to host NEW virtual workshop, “Working with Big Data, SQL, and Cloud Computing using R”

DUPRI will be hosting a virtual workshop, “Working with Big Data, SQL, and Cloud Computing using R”, on September 22. This 2-hour training provides an introduction to working with remote structured databases, performing SQL queries, and accessing and using cloud computing services like Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Compute Engine. The training will focus specifically on the R programming language. Some prior experience using R is recommended.

International AIDS Economics Network (IAEN) online forum – join the dialogue!

The International AIDS Economics Network (IAEN) is an organization founded in 1993, with the objective of encouraging economists and policymakers to discuss issues of AIDS and economics. IAEN will be holding an online discussion forum on Efficiency and Effectiveness in the context of HIV and AIDS in April and May. Experts from a variety of organizations and disciplines will be posting short discussion pieces on various aspects of this topic. This forum is designed to encourage online discussion among members, and IAS members are also invited to join the dialogue.

20th Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) Conference

The Twentieth BREAD Conference on Development Economics will be held on 23-24 September, 2011, in Paris, France. It will be sponsored by Actors, Markets and Institutions in Development Countries (AMID) and the Center for Economic Policy and Research (CEPR). The deadline for submissions is 18:00 GMT on Friday June 17, 2011. Please email your submission to Nadine Clarke. Papers will be selected by the Scientific Committee. The Committee members are Abhijit Banerjee (MIT, BREAD and CEPR), Robin Burgess (LSE, BREAD and CEPR) and Marc Gurgand (PSE).

Call for Papers: 20th Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) Conference

The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) and the Actors, Markets, and Institutions in Developing Countries: A micro-empirical approach (AMID), Marie Curie Initial Training Network are joining forces this year to host a Development Economics Conference at the Paris School of Economics on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 September, 2011.

33rd Annual Minority Health Conference: Registration now open

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the Minority Student Caucus invite you to attend the 33rd Annual Minority Health Conference, “Translational Research: The Road from Efficacy to Equity". The conference will be held on February 24, 2012 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. This year's keynote speakers include Ana Diez-Roux, an expert in epidemiology and neighborhood health effects, and Nina Wallerstein, an expert in community-based participatory research.

7th Annual AIDS and Economics Pre-Conference

This call is open to individuals who are conducting research on the issue of HIV/AIDS and economics. Typical topics in past Pre-Conferences have included HIV costing, cost-effectiveness analysis, resource allocation and expenditure tracking, AIDS and the workplace, AIDS and the private sector, economics and behavior change, and socio-economic impact assessments. In addition to individual submissions, groups who would like to propose a panel on one particular topic may do so by proposing presenters and abstracts as a group. The panel should not comprise more than four abstracts.