Garden State Events

I’m giving a couple of talks at Melbourne University over the coming weeks. Details below.

  • Tue 28 April, 3.15 to 4.30pm, Room 427 Economics and Commerce building, ‘Are Racial and Ethnic Minorities Disadvantaged in Australia? Evidence From Three Field Experiments’ (with Alison Booth and Elena Varganova)
  • Fri 8 May, 11am-12.30pm, Melbourne Institute Seminar Room, ‘Crime and Mental Wellbeing’ (with Francesca Cornaglia and Christian Dustmann)

Both papers are still preliminary, so will be presented in ‘please do not quote or cite’ form. When they’re more polished, I’ll post them here.

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2 Responses to Garden State Events

  1. See you on Tuesday.

  2. Matt C says:

    Apologies for off-topic comment, but I read this quote and thought of some past debates on this blog:

    “On numerous occasions, I had seen people’s lives get uprooted in low-income areas because they couldn’t find a few dollars to help them survive until the next paycheck. Until banks, government agencies, and philanthropists understand this situation, they will forever fail to help low- income neighborhoods.”

    (from Sudhir Venkatesh: http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/21/feeding-the-local-shark/)

    This reminded me of debates on this blog about LITO, and reaffirmed my belief that a benefit (or offset, or credit, or whatever) that is paid as part of a tax refund once yearly is far less useful for low-income people than something that is regular, dependable and frequent.

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