Frontiers in Mortality, Risk & Insurance Seminar Series


The Center for Demography of Health and Aging, the Department of Risk & Insurance, and the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are pleased to announce a joint seminar series for the 2023-2024 academic year. This weekly seminar series explores frontier research in health/mortality, risk, and insurance. The seminar will occur on Fridays from 3:00-4:15pm in Grainger Hall (975 University Ave, Madison, WI) (room numbers noted below). Subscribe to our DemSem Google calendar here. If you would like to subscribe to the seminar email list, please email us.

The series is co-hosted by Héctor Pifarré i Arolas, Philip Mulder, Stuart Vincent Craig, and Jason Fletcher.

Spring 2024 Schedule

January 26, 2024:  RESCHEDULED! “The Long-Run Effects of Residential Racial Desegregation Programs: Evidence from Gautreaux,” Rob Collinson, University of Notre Dame

  • Rm. 4151

February 2, 2024: “Longevity and its Transmission Across Generations in the US,” Adriana Lleras Muney, UCLA

  • Rm. 3070

February 9, 2024: “When Insurers Exit: Climate Losses, Fragile Insurers, and Mortgage Markets,” Ishita Sen, Havard University

  • Rm. 3180

February 16, 2024: “Market Design in Regulated Health Insurance Markets: Risk Adjustment vs. Subsidies,” Liran Einav, Stanford University

  • Rm. 3180

February 23, 2024: “The Long-run Effect of Air Pollution on Survival,” Julian Reif, University of Illinois

  • Rm. 3070

March 1, 2024: “Does mortality decelerate at the highest ages?” Roland Rau, University of Rostock

  • Rm. 3070

March 8, 2024: “What’s happening to US mortality since the Covid-19 pandemic?” Elizabeth Wrigley Field, University of Minnesota

March 15, 2024: “Regulatory Competition in the US Life Insurance Industry,” Johnny Tang, Cornell University

  • Rm. 4151

March 22, 2024: No seminar

March 29, 2024: No seminar; Spring Recess

April 5, 2024: “Racial Dynamics of Federal Property Buyouts in Flood-Prone Areas,” Chris Timmins, UW-Madison

  • Rm. 4151

April 12, 2024: “The Long-Run Effects of Residential Racial Desegregation Programs: Evidence from Gautreaux,” Rob Collinson, University of Notre Dame

  • Rm. 4151

April 26, 2024: “Life Expectancy Leaders and Laggards: Causes of Best and Worst Performance in High-Income Countries,” Jessica Ho, Penn State University

  • Rm. 4151 from 10:45am-12:00pm (different time!)

May 3, 2024: Title TBA, Brian Hartman, Brigham Young University

  • Rm. 4151

Fall 2023 Schedule

September 8, 2023: “Moral Hazard Induced Unraveling,” Cameron Ellis, University of Iowa (paper)

September 15, 2023: No Seminar

September 22, 2023:Family Trees and Falling Apples: Intergenerational Mobility Estimates from U.S. Genealogy Data,” Joe Price, Brigham Young University

September 29, 2023: No Seminar

October 6, 2023: “Enhancing Health Data at the U.S. Census Bureau,” Victoria Udalova, U.S. Census Bureau

October 13, 2023: “Opportunities in Health Actuarial Research,” Ian Duncan, University of California Santa Barbara

October 20, 2023: “Worker Valuation of Retirement Benefits,” Allison Cole, Arizona State University

October 27, 2023: “Early-Life Exposures and Later-Life Mortality,” Hamid Noghanibehambari, Austin Peay University

November 3, 2023: “Extending Evidence for the Importance of Fetal Programming on Old Age Mortality,” Jason Fletcher, UW-Madison

November 10, 2023: “The persistence of immigrant mortality advantages over multiple generations: results from the CenSoc project,” Josh Goldstein, University of California Berkley

November 17, 2023: “The Productivity of Professions: Evidence from the Emergency Department,” Yiqun Chen, University of Illinois-Chicago

November 24, 2023: NO MEETING – Thanksgiving Break

December 1, 2023: CANCELLED “What do, and don’t, we learn from the Black-white mortality disparity?,” Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, University of Minnesota

December 8, 2023: **VIRTUAL ONLY** “The Long-Term Effects of Income for At-Risk Infants:
Evidence from Supplemental Security Income,” Sarah Miller, University of Michigan (Zoom)

December 15, 2023: NO MEETING – Final Exams