Conference: Frontiers in Economic Analysis with Genetic Data

The Frontiers in Genetics and Economics conference took place on Thursday, November 18 and Friday, November 19, 2021 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The conference brought together economists interested in the potential for genetic data to contribute to broad, long-standing questions in economics.

The two-day conference was hosted by BRIDGE (BRInging Data on Genetics to Economics) and sponsored by CDHA and the Initiative in Social Genomics at UW, the Center for the Economics of Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Chicago, and the National Institute on Aging as the funder of the Research Network on the Determinants of Life Course Capabilities and Outcomes.

Details

Thursday, November 18-Friday, November 19, 2021
The Discovery Building, Orchard View Room (#3280)
330 N. Orchard St., Madison, WI 53715

Schedule

A full schedule of events may be found here.

Registration

Registration is now closed.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Sherry Huhn.

Conference Organizers

Jason Fletcher

Credentials: CDHA Director; Professor, Public Affairs and Sociology, UW–Madison

Nicholas Papageorge

Credentials: Broadus Mitchell Associate Professor, Economics, Johns Hopkins University

Victor Ronda

Credentials: Associate Director for Research, Center for the Economics of Human Development, University of Chicago

Lauren Schmitz

Credentials: Assistant Professor, Public Affairs, UW–Madison

Kevin Thom

Credentials: Associate Professor, Economics, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Session: Human Capital: Gene X Environment

Robel Alemu

Credentials: PhD Candidate, Tufts University

Position title: Presenting: "Gene-Environment Interaction Effects of Cigarette Taxes on Smoking Behavior and Health Conditions of Older Adults in the United States"

Norma Coe

Credentials: Associate Professor, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania

Position title: Discussant

Titus Galama

Credentials: Associate Professor (Research), Economics, University of Southern California

Session: Life Cycle Behaviors I

Leandro Carvalho

Credentials: Assistant Professor (Research), Economics, University of Southern California

Position title: Presenting: "Genetics, Education, and Income"

George-Levi Gayle

Credentials: Professor, Economics, Washington University in St. Louis

Position title: Discussant

Mateo Velásquez-Giraldo

Credentials: PhD Student, Johns Hopkins University

Position title: Presenting: "Genetic Endowments, Income Dynamics, and Wealth Accumulation Over the Lifecycle"

Session: Human Capital: Nature and Nurture

Orazio Attanasio

Credentials: Cowles Professor of Economics, Yale University

Position title: Discussant

Jonathan Beauchamp

Credentials: Assistant Professor, Economics, George Mason University

Position title: Presenting: "Nature and Nurture: Evidence from Molecular Genetics Data in Korean American Adoptees"

Victor Ronda

Credentials: Associate Director for Research, Center for the Economics of Human Development, University of Chicago

Position title: Presenting: “The Nurture of Nature and the Nature of Nurture: How Genes and Investments Interact in the Formation of Skills”

Life Cycle Behaviors II

Silvia H. Barcellos

Credentials: Assistant Professor (Research), Economics, University of Southern California

Position title: Presenting: "The Effect of Education on the Relationship between Genetics, Early-Life Disadvantages, and Later-Life SES"

Richard Sias

Credentials: Professor, Finance, University of Arizona

Position title: Presenting: "Molecular Genetics, Risk Aversion, Return Perceptions, and Stock Market Participation"

Matthew Wiswall

Credentials: Professor, Economics, UW–Madison

Position title: Discussant

Basit Zafar

Credentials: Professor of Economics, University of Michigan

Position title: Discussant

Session: Intergenerational Examinations

Joseph Ferrie

Credentials: Professor, Economics, Northwestern University

Position title: Discussant

Bhash Mazumder

Credentials: Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Position title: Presenting: "Understanding Sibling Correlations in Education: Molecular Genetics and Family Background"

Aldo Rustichini

Credentials: Professor, Economics, University of Minnesota

Position title: Presenting: "A Polygenic Score for Educational Attainment Partially Predicts Voter Turnout"

Session: Next Frontiers I and II

Daniel Benjamin

Credentials: Professor, Behavioral Economics and Genoeconomics, UCLA

Position title: Presenting: "Frontiers: Within Family GWAS"

David Cesarini

Credentials: Associate Professor, Economics, New York University

Position title: Presenting: "Frontiers: Within Family GWAS"

Lauren Schmitz

Credentials: Assistant Professor, Public Affairs, UW–Madison

Position title: Presenting: “Promises and Pitfalls of Integrating Epigenetic Data into Economic Research”

Patrick Turley

Credentials: Assistant Professor (Research), Economics, University of Southern California

Position title: Presenting: “Challenges and directions in genomics research using diverse-ancestry samples”