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 min. to present, 10 min. for the discussant, and 10 min. for Q&A.

8:00–8:40 am Registration and breakfast – Courtyard outside of Bauer Founders Room
8:40-8:45 amWelcome
8:50–10:10 amSession I:  Public and Development                         
Financial Aid and Social Mobility: Evidence from Colombia’s Ser Pilo Paga
Presenter: Juliana Londono-Velez (UCLA)
Polity Size and Local Government Performance: Evidence from India
Presenter: Jeff Weaver (USC)
10:10 – 10:25 am Break and refreshments 
10:25 – 11:45 amSession II: International Environmental                             
International Spillover Effects of Air Pollution: Evidence from Mortality and Health Data
Presenter: Seonmin Will Heo (UCSB)
Market Access and Deforestation
Presenter: Ryan Abman (SDSU)
12:00 – 1:15 pmLunch and Keynote – Founders Room, Bauer North
Martha Bailey, Professor of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles
1:30 – 2:50 pmSession III: IO and Labor                          
Bargaining and the Labor Market
Presenter: Sydnee Caldwell (UC Berkeley)
Colluding Against Workers
Presenter: Michael Rubens (UCLA)
2:50-3:00 pmBreak and refreshments  
3:00-4:20 pm Session IV:  Law and Crime
Does Neighborhood Investment Actually Affect Crime? New Evidence from LIHTC and Smartphone-based Measures of Policing
Presenter: Yilin Zhuo (UCLA Anderson)
Nixing the Judge: Peremptory Challenges of Judges and Strategic Behavior
Presenter: Eric Helland (CMC)
4:20-4:30 pmBreak and refreshments
4:30-5:50 pmSession V:  Labor and Public                           
The Long-Term Effects of Workplace Injury on Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from California
Presenter: Michael Dworsky (RAND)
Separation-Based Eligibility for Unemployment Insurance: Implications for Recipiency, Unemployment Duration, and Earnings
Presenter: Geoffrey Schnorr (CA Policy Lab)
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
Emiliano Huet-Vaughn, Pomona College
Kelsey Jack, UCSB
Jessamyn Schaller, Claremont McKenna (Chair)