SoCCAM 2023

Conference Program – April 28, 2023

All sessions will be held in Freeberg Forum in the Kravis Center at Claremont McKenna College. Each presenter will have 20 minutes to present, 10 minutes for the discussant, and 10 minutes for Q&A.
2023 SoCCAM Program pdf

8:00–8:40 am Registration and breakfast – Breezeway outside of Freeberg Forum in Kravis Center
8:40-8:45 amWelcome
8:50–10:10 amSession I:  Law and Crime
Chair:  Emiliano Huet-Vaughn (Pomona)
Nixing the Judge: Peremptory Challenges of Judges and Strategic Behavior
Presenter: Eric Helland (CMC)
Discussant: Jorgen Harris (Occidental)
Does Neighborhood Investment Actually Affect Crime? New Evidence from LIHTC and Smartphone-based Measures of Policing
Presenter: Yilin Zhuo (UCLA Anderson)
Discussant: Ben Hansen (U of Oregon)
10:10 – 10:25 am Break and refreshments 
10:25 – 11:45 amSession II: International Environmental
Chair: Kelsey Jack (UCSB)                             
International Spillover Effects of Air Pollution: Evidence from Mortality and Health Data
Presenter: Seonmin Will Heo (UCSB)
Discussant: Meera Mahadevan (UCI)
Market Access and Deforestation
Presenter: Ryan Abman (SDSU)
Discussant: Vittorio Bassi (USC)
12:00 – 1:15 pmLunch and Keynote – Founders Room, Bauer North
Childbearing and Inequality in the US
Martha Bailey, Professor of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles
1:30 – 2:50 pmSession III: IO and Labor                
Chair:  Martin Hackmann (UCLA)          
Bargaining and the Labor Market
Presenter: Sydnee Caldwell (UC Berkeley)
Discussant: David Arnold (UCSD)
Colluding Against Workers
Presenter: Michael Rubens (UCLA)
Discussant: Monica Morlacco (USC)
2:50-3:00 pmBreak and refreshments  
3:00-4:20 pm Session IV:  Public and Development
Chair: Steven Helfand (UCR)
Financial Aid and Social Mobility: Evidence from Colombia’s Ser Pilo Paga
Presenter: Juliana Londono-Velez (UCLA)
Discussant: Joseph Cummins (UCR)
Polity Size and Local Government Performance: Evidence from India
Presenter: Jeff Weaver (USC)
Discussant: Ajay Shenoy (UCSC)
4:20-4:30 pmBreak and refreshments
4:30-5:50 pmSession V:  Labor and Public  
Chair:  Laura Giuliano (UC Santa Cruz)                        
The Long-Term Effects of Workplace Injury on Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from California
Presenter: Michael Dworsky (RAND)
Discussant: Adam Leive (UC Berkeley)
Separation-Based Eligibility for Unemployment Insurance: Implications for Recipiency, Unemployment Duration, and Earnings
Presenter: Geoffrey Schnorr (CA Policy Lab)
Discussant: Simon Quach (USC)
6:00-8:00 pmDinner at Walter’s Restaurant in the Claremont Village – 310 Yale Avenue

SoCCAM 2023 Organizing Committee:
Itzik Fadlon, UCSD
Laura Giuliano, UCSC
Martin Hackmann, UCLA
Steven Helfand, UC Riverside
Emiliano Huet-Vaughn, Pomona College
Kelsey Jack, UCSB
Jessamyn Schaller, Claremont McKenna (Chair)