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QSS and CLS Seminar series

Quantitative Social Science (QSS) and the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) co-host a weekly seminar series, where invited speakers present work relevant to the research interests of the group.

Schedule

Time

Wednesdays at 1–2pm, unless otherwise stated.

Format and venue

All seminars are hybrid (in-person and online) and the in-person seminars are held in Room G03, 55-59 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0NU, unless otherwise stated. Find 55-59 Gordon Square (UCL Maps)

The seminars are open to the general public and all are welcome to attend.


2023/24 programme

Spring term

Family background and economic stress in adulthood

  • Speaker: Marii Paskov (University of Bristol)
  • 17 January 2024
  • Hybrid event

On track to success? Returns to Vocational Education against its alternatives

  • Speaker: Dr Guglielmo Ventura (LSE)
  • 24 January 2024
  • Hybrid event

The indirect consequences of mortality crises

  • Speaker: Andrea Tilstra (University of Oxford)
  • 31 January 2024
  • Hybrid event

The child penalty atlas

  • Speaker: Gabriel Leite-Mariante (LSE)
  • 7 February 2024
  • Hybrid event

Hostility in destination countries and immigrants’ subjective wellbeing

  • Speaker: Michaela Šedovič (UCL)
  • 21 February 2024
  • Hybrid event

Ageing with wellbeing: The contributions of psychosocial assets and deficits

  • Speaker: Laura D. Kubzansky (Harvard)
  • 28 February 2024
  • Hybrid event

The parental wage gap and the development of socio-emotional skills in children

  • Speaker: Paul Hufe (University of Bristol)
  • 6 March 2024
  • Hybrid event

The effects of austerity on mortality: Evidence from the United Kingdom

  • Yonatan Berman
  • 13 March 2024
  • Hybrid event

Social transmission of support for authoritarian rule: Evidence from field and survey experiments

  • Andreas Kotsadam
  • 20 March 2024
  • Hybrid event

Autumn term


Previous academic years

2022/23

Summer term

Spring term

Autumn term

2021/22

Summer term

Spring term

Autumn term

    Older seminars

    2020/21

    Autumn term

    Spring term

    Summer term

    2019/20

    Autumn term

    • The complexity of education policies and social inequality in school systems - Louis Volante, Brock University
    • The impact of all-day schools on students’ skills- Larissa Zierow, ifo Institute
    • Exploring and explaining pathways in crime - Kyle Treiber and Gabriela Roman, University of Cambridge
    • Stay a Little Longer? Teacher Turnover, Seniority and Quality in French Disadvantaged Schools - Asma Benhenda, IOE
    • How DNA makes us who we are - Robert Plomin, King’s College London
    • Ethnic fluidity and ethnic identity negotiations in school - Zsófia Boda, ETH Zurich
    • Polygenic scores and cognitive development: some cautionary tales - Stuart Ritchie, King’s College London
    • School choice in England: Evidence from national administrative data - Anna Vignoles, University of Cambridge
    • How robust are intergenerational income correlations? - Per Engzell, University of Oxford
    • Does Rosie like riveting? Male and female occupational choices - Grace Lordan, London School of Economics
    • Peers and careers: Alumni networks and labour market outcomes - Andrei Gorshkov, Aarhus University

    Spring term

    • Reducing police misconduct and use of force through procedural justice training - George Wood, Northwestern University
    • The burden of reproductive histories and health status later in life in Indonesia - Tiziana Leone, London School of Economics (LSE)
    • The organisational economics of school chains - Professor Olmo Silva, LSE
    • DIY or ask someone nice? - Marina Della Giusta, University of Reading
    • Should I make an effort? Educational trajectories in Switzerland - Kaspar Burger, UCL
    • The social gap in higher education: new evidence from sibling data - Cristina Iannelli, University of Edinburgh
    2018/19

    Autumn term

    • The effect on human capital accumulation of choosing maths at post-secondary school - Greta Morando, IOE
    • The health effects of early interventions: Evidence from Sure Start - Sarah Cattan, Institute for Fiscal Studies
    • Learning through test practice: A randomized field experiment with PISA on a global scale - Francesca Borgonovi, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
    • Wage growth and bargaining in the minimum wage era - Kerry Papps, University of Bath
    • Wages and labour productivity: Evidence from injuries in the National Football League - Dr Ian Gregory-Smith, University of Sheffield
    • Education and intelligence: a bidirectional two-sample Mendelian randomisation analysis - Dr Neil Davies, University of Bristol
    • Student preferences over fees, grants and loans - Emilia Del Bono, University of Essex
    • Later pension, poorer health? Evidence from the new State Pension age in the UK - Mauricio Avendano, Kings College London
    • Relationships between physical and mental health changes in later life in Europe - Katherine Keenan, University of St Andrew
    • Mother tongue reading materials in early primary school - Margaret Leighton, University of St Andrew
    • Tony Atkinson's last book: 'Measuring Poverty around the World' - John Micklewright, UCL

    Spring term

    • Compulsory education and direct impacts on teenage Roma women - Anna Adamecz-Volgyi, IOE
    • Trends in relationship formation based on parental wealth - Sander Wagner, ENSAE Paris
    • Genes, gender inequality, and educational attainment - Pamela Herd, Georgetown University
    • How reification of merit breeds inequality: theory and experimental evidence - Fabien Accominotti, LSE
    • Methodological insights and empirical evidence about Italian primary and secondary schools - Tommaso Agasisti, Politecnico di Milano School of Management
    • Sorting for schools: the consequences of school choice on local neighbourhoods - Ellen Greaves, University of Bristol
    • Parents' behavioural response to conflict - Valentina Tonei, IOE
    • Multiple mediators in observational studies - Professor Bianca De Stavola, UCL 
    • State power and self-reinforcing secularisation: East and West Germany 1949-2010 - Professor Jörg Stolz, University of Lausanne

    Summer term

    • The returns to university in the UK: New evidence from administrative data - Jack Britton, Institute for Fiscal Studies
    • Addressing identification challenges concerning neighbourhood effects on individual wellbeing - Gundi Knies, University of Esse
    • The development, causes and consequences of childhood obesity: exploring heterogeneity using multiple birth cohorts - Dr Will Johnson, Loughborough University
    • The effects of pay decentralisation on teachers' pay and retention - Bilal Nasim, IOE
    • Behavioural feedback: Do individual choices influence scientific results? - Emily Oster, Brown University
    2017/18

    Autumn term

    • Residential mobility and tenure changes among separated individuals - Hill Kulu, University of St Andrew
    • Peers in early Childhood Education and Care settings in Germany: who are they? - Ludovica Gambaro, DIW Berlin
    • Management quality in Israeli public education - Victor Lavy, University of Warwick
    • The effects of introducing the minimum wage in Germany - Attila Linder, UCL Economics
    • The optimal length of a working day: evidence from Hawthorne experiments - Peter Dolton, University of Sussex
    • Where do all the STEM graduates go? - Emma Smith, University of Warwick
    • Intergenerational transmission of family adversity: examining risk factors - Ingrid Schoon, IOE
    • School absenteeism in Malawi: trends, influences and impact of cleaner burning cookstoves - Christine Kelly, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
    • Bias in regressions with censoring on both sides - Martin Weale, Kings College London
    • Crime-age profiles and school dropout - Brian Bell, Kings College London

    Spring term

    • Outcomes of fertility treatments for children and families - Anna Barbuscia (London School of Economics)
    • Trade-off in children's time allocation: embodied capital model of demographic transition in Tanzania - Sophie Hedge, PHD candidate at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
    • Using web surveys to measure sexual behaviour and attitudes in the general population - Bob Erens, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
    • The kids are alright: the rise in non-marital births and child well-being - Christina Gibson-Davis, Duke University
    • The role of inter-parental relationships in predicting child outcomes - Natasha Codiroli McMaster, PhD Student, IOE
    • Is marriage still best for health, wealth, and well-being?- Brienna Perelli-Harris, University of Southampton
    • Equal opportunities in access to higher education in Chile - Michela Tincani, UCL Economics

    Summer term

    • Absence, substitutability and productivity: evidence from teachers - Asma Benhenda, Paris School of Economics
    • Endogenous selection bias and cumulative inequality over the life course - Alex Patzina, Institute for Employment Research, IAB
    • The response to nutritional labels: evidence from a quasi-experiment - Stephanie von Hinke Kessler Scholder, University of Bristol
    • Child health inequalities in the UK - Anna Pearce, University of Glasgow
    • Civic inequalities across the United States - Dingeman Wiertz, University of Oxford
    • 24/7 economy in the Millennium Cohort Study: maternal and paternal non-standard working - Afshin Zilanawala, UCL Epidemiology & Public Health
    • The decline and persistence of the 'Old Boy': private schools and elite recruitment - Aaron Reeves, London School of Economics
    • Childhood infections and labour market outcomes in adulthood - Jutta Viinikainen, University of Jyväskylä
    • Elite education and social mobility - Alice Sullivan, IOE
    2016/17

    Spring term

    • High-stakes accountability and teacher turnover - Sam Sims, IOE
    • The association between depression risk alleles and a specific depressive profile in childhood and adolescence - Lucy Riglin, Cardiff University
    • Sibling spillover effects in school achievement - Cheti Nicoletti, University of York
    • Individual differences in environmental sensitivity - Michael Pluess, Queen Mary's London
    • The changing context of contraceptive choice across the reproductive life course in the USA and Britain - Megan Sweeney, UCLA
    • Assortative mating: a genetic assessment - Climent Quintana-Domeque, University of Oxford
    • The role of social class in ethnic minorities' educational and labour market outcomes - Lucinda Platt, LSE
    • Housework: gender norms and personality - Maria Iacovou, University of Cambridge
    • Gender empowerment programmes for violence prevention: objective empowerment and subjective wellbeing - Giulia Ferrari, The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
    • The direct effect of social origins on social mobility chances - Erzsebet Bukodi, University of Oxford

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