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McGee Public Policy Lecture

The McGee Lecture Fund was established in 1996 by Mr. William K. McGee, Jr., to support annual lectures by outstanding economists. The lectures are open to the public, as well as to the Vanderbilt community. 

Spring 2022 McGee Lecture

“Understanding the Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty: 
How Economic Research Can Inform Policy”

Monday, April 18, 2022

Speaker:  Anna Aizer

Professor of Economics and Chair, Population Studies and Training Center, Brown University

Anna Aizer jointed  Brown and the PSTC in 2003 after a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University’s Center for Research on Child Wellbeing. She is a labor and health economist with interests in the area of child health and well-being.

Aizer has examined the impact of public programs on child health and well-being and the economic determinants and consequences of domestic violence. The focus of her current work is the intergenerational transmission of health and income.

Her research has been featured in Science (“The Intergenerational Transmission of Inequality: Maternal Disadvantage and Health at Birth”), American Economic Review (“The Long Term Impact of Cash Transfers to Poor Families”), and Quarterly Journal of Economics (“Juvenile Incarceration, Human Capital and Future Crime: Evidence from Randomly Assigned Judges”).



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