Advances in Research with Census and NIHS Microdata
The First Annual Research Conference for the Atlanta Census Research Data Center
University of Georgia, Athens, GA
October 18-19, 2012
Thursday, Oct. 18
12:30-1:30 Box Lunch and Welcome Julie Hotchkiss, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Jeffrey Dorfman, UG A
1:30-2:30 John Haltiwanger, U Maryland "Workplace Concentration of Immigrants"
2:45-3:45 Demographic Research in the ACRDC
Tomeka Davis, GSU "How Adoption Context Influences Parental Investment
and Educational Outcomes of Children"
Erik Nesson, Ball State/Emory "Heterogeneity in Adult Smokers' Responses to Tobacco
Control Policies: A Quantile Regression Approach"
4:30-6:00 Economic Research in the ACRDC
Jie (Jack) He, UGA "The Exit Choices of Entrepreneurial Firms"
Mark Curtis, GSU "Are Management Practices a Source of Energy
Efficiency: An Examination of the U.S. Experience"
Cliff Lipscomb, "Anticipating Methodological Issues in Evaluating the Long-term
Greenfield Advisors/GA Tech Effect of NIST MEP Services on Establishment Performance"
Friday, Oct. 19
7:30-8:00 Breakfast Buffet
8:00-9:00 Health Research in the ACRDC
David Frisvold, Emory "Soft Drink Taxes and Obesity"
Neil Mehta, Emory "Mortality and Morbidity Attributable to Obesity in the
9:45-10:45 Paige Ouimet, UNC-Chapel Hill "Employee Stock Ownership Plans: Employee Compensation and Firm Value"
11:00-12:00 Economic Research in the ACRDC
Ian Schmutte, UGA "Why It Matters Who You Know: Evidence on the Role of Job Information Networks"
Chris Forman, GA Tech "Information Technology and (Downstream) Vertical
Integration: Evidence from Plant-level Data"
12:30 Lunch and Q & A All Participants
Presentation and Moderated by Melissa Banzhaf, ACRDC Administrator
Special thanks to the University of Georgia Office of the Provost State of the Art Conference Funds.