News and Opportunities

Fireside Chat with Nobel Peace Prize Winner Kailash Satyarthi

Kailash Satyarthi was awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for “struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” He will be speaking about his work on February 8 at Stanford in a talk co-sponsored by the CPI.
Summer Research Fellowships

The CPI is seeking student fellows to conduct research on poverty in California this summer. As part of the National Poverty Study, fellows will interview low- and middle-income families to understand how Americans are making ends meet. Fellowships will be funded full-time for 10 weeks and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning February 1, 2018.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity at Stanford

Applications are now being accepted for a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University under the direct supervision of Dr. Sanjay Basu (Center for Population Health Sciences, and Stanford Health Policy), with additional support from Drs. David Grusky and David Rehkopf (Center on Poverty and Inequality). The application deadline is February 28, 2018.
Opportunities for Basic Income Researchers

Don’t miss out on these two exciting basic income opportunities! The Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration is soliciting letters of intent from potential research and storytelling partners, while Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan is hosting a workshop to explore basic income as a poverty alleviation strategy.
Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop

The Columbia Population Research Center is now accepting applications for a summer workshop designed to familiarize participants with the data in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. Applications are due by March 1, 2018.

Pathways Magazine

State of the Union: Health

Large and persistent racial gaps in health are not the product of our genes but the consequences of our policies and history.


Gender Discrimination in the Labor Market

In this video from our online course on poverty and inequality, CPI affiliate Cecilia Rouse explores the long-standing inequality by gender in symphony orchestras.
Higher Education and Upward Mobility

CPI research group leader Raj Chetty examines which colleges serve as engines of mobility in this video from his course on using big data to solve social problems. 

Talks and Events

The Moral Economy

Santa Fe Institute professor Samuel Bowles examines why good incentives are no substitute for good citizens.

Monday, February 5, Encina Hall, Bechtel Conference Room, 5:30pm
Latino Entrepreneurship

Following a brief discussion of recent research findings, Latino entrepreneurs discuss the ups and downs of running their businesses.

Wednesday, February 7, CEMEX Auditorium, 10am
Hispanics, Neuropsychology, and the Death Penalty

Do you want to learn more about the role of clinical neuropsychology in determining sentencing? Come to a talk by Antonio Puente, professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

Wednesday, February 7, Black Community Services Center, Brandon Room, 12pm
Stanford CEPA Research Conference

Leading experts discuss some of the most pressing issues and promising practices in education policy, including segregation, inequality, achievement gaps, teacher policies, and research practice partnerships. 

Monday, February 12, CERAS 101, 8am
Black Strategic Mothering

Yale professor Riché Barnes explores how black women have continued to survive and thrive despite oppression in the work force and in their homes and communities. 

Tuesday, February 13, Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall, 4:15pm

Featured Research

A selection of poverty and inequality papers recently released by CPI affiliates

Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and Work
Daron Acemoglu and Pascual Restrepo – NBER

Dinner Table Human Capital and Entrepreneurship
Hans K. Hvide and Paul Oyer – NBER

Divergent Pathways to Assimilation? Local Marriage Markets and Intermarriage Among U.S. Hispanics
Zhenchao Qian, Daniel T. Lichter, and Dmitry Tumin – Journal of Marriage and Family

The Effects of Rent Control Expansion on Tenants, Landlords, and Inequality: Evidence from San Francisco
Rebecca Diamond, Timothy McQuade, Franklin Qian – NBER

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