All workshops (except when noted) will be held on Mondays from 10:30am to 11:50am in Room 224 at the Harris School of Public Policy, 1155 E. 60th Street.

Questions should be directed to CHPPP Associate Director, Keri Lintz,

The Workshop on Human Potential is one of the core intellectual activities of the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy. It is an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students, post docs, and faculty whose work concerns behavior, health, and well-being across the lifespan and the ways in which technology and public policy shape human potential and achievement. The Workshop has active members in the areas of the social, behavioral, health, and policy sciences.

The Workshop on Human Potential alternates between two types of sessions. Not only do we regularly invite outside speakers for a traditional "workshop" presentation, but we also provide a forum for faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students to present research-in-progress in order to receive critical and constructive feedback.

Fall 2014   |   Winter 2015   |   Spring 2015   |   Previous Years

Fall 2014

October 20Jonathan Davis, Doctoral Student, Chicago Harris
Who Benefits from Summer Jobs Programs? More >
October 27Chloe Gibbs, Assistant Professor, Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia
The Longer Long-term Impact of Head Start: Intergenerational Transmission of Program Effects (with Andrew Barr) More >
November 3Jorge Luis Garcia, PhD Student & National Council for Science & Technology Fellow, Department of Economics, The University of Chicago
Parental Time Allocation and Child Cognitive and Non-cognitive Development More >
November 10Todd Rogers, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Behavioral Science Interventions that Mobilize and Empower Families to Support Student Success More >
November 17Pablo Celhay, Doctoral Student, Chicago Harris
Pay for Performance in Health Services: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Argentina More >
November 24Amy Hsin, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Queens College, City University of New York Explaining Asian American Academic Achievement More >
December 1No workshop

Winter 2015

January 26Andre Richter, Doctoral Student, Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm
Multigenerational Effects of the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic on Educational Attainment: Evidence from Sweden (with Per Olof Robling) More >
February 2CANCELLED Susanna Loeb, Barnett Family Professor of Education, Stanford University
One Step at a Time: The Effects of an Early Literacy Text Messaging Program for Parents of Preschoolers More >
February 9Martin Eckhoff Andresen, Doctoral Student & Research Fellow in Economics, University of Oslo
Women and Children First? Labor Market Effects of Universal Child Care for Toddlers (with Tarjei Haynes) More >
February 16Daniel Tannenbaum, Postdoctoral Scholar, Becker Friedman Institute
The Effect of Child Support Laws on Marital Formation More >

February 23

Alison Miller, Assistant Research Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education, University of Michigan
Child Health Interventions in Community Settings More >
March 2William Schneider, Doctoral Student & Population Research Center Fellow, Columbia University
The Great Recession and Maternal Parenting: Influences on the Risk for Abuse and Neglect More >
March 9No workshop

Spring 2015

March 30Ofer Malamud, Associate Professor, Chicago Harris
Complementarities between Family and School Environments: Evidence from Romania More >
April 6No workshop
April 13Elizabeth Oltmans Ananat, Associate Professor, Duke Sanford School of Public Policy
Title: The Effects of Local Downturns on Children and Families More >
April 20Rebecca Myerson, Doctoral Student, Chicago Harris
Chasing the Missing Patients: The Effects of In-Home Health Screenings on Evaluation and Management of Chronic Disease More >
April 27Jill Gilkerson, Director of Child Language Research, LENA Research Foundation
Use of LENA Technology for Supporting Parental Investment in Young Children's Language Development More >
May 4Anya Samek, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Visting Assistant Professor at The University of Chicago
The Effect of Early Education on Social Preferences (with Alexander Cappelen, John List & Bertil Tungodden) More >
May 11Sebastian Gallegos, Doctoral Student, Chicago Harris
Title: Rescuing Low-Income High Ability Students: University Access, Mismatch and Validity More >
May 18Aline Bütikofer, Assistant Professor, Norwegian School of Economics
Long-Term Consequences of Access to Well-Child Visits More >
May 25No workshop - Memorial Day.
June 1No workshop