Conferences & Events
Rural Poverty Research Symposium - December 2-3, 2013
Agenda and Presentations
|Monday, December 2, 2013|
Dave Altig, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Doug O'Brien, Acting Under Secretary for Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Persistence and Concentration of Poverty
Moderator: Rachel Welborn, Southern Rural Development Center
Discussant: Dick Todd, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis [Presentation]
"Rural Poverty over Time and Space: a Sub-County Analysis of Persistent Concentrated Poverty"
Tracey Farrigan, USDA Economic Research Service
"Persistent Poverty Revisited: New Measures, New Methods, and the Rural-Urban Divide"
David Peters, Iowa State University
"The Great Recession and the Changing Geography of Food Stamp Receipt"
Tim Slack, Louisiana State University
|3:30|| Session 2
Measurement and Demography of Poverty
Moderator: Linda Hoke, Southern Consortium of University Public Service Organizations (SCUPSO)
Discussant: Robert Gibbs, U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service
"Hispanics at the Starting Line: Born into Poverty in Established Gateways and New Destinations"
Daniel Lichter, Cornell University
Marybeth Mattingly, the Carsey Center and the Stanford Institute on Poverty and Inequality
"The Virginia Poverty Measure"
Qian Cai, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, University of Virginia
|Dinner and keynote speaker
Mark Partridge, C. William Swank Chair of Rural-Urban Policy, Ohio State University [Presentation]
|Tuesday, December 3, 2013|
|8:00|| Session 3
Social and Political Aspects of Poverty
Moderator: Kostas Skordas, Appalachian Regional Commission
Discussant: Scott Loveridge, Michigan State University and North Central Regional Center for Rural Development [Presentation]
"The Geography of Exclusion: Race, Segregation, and Concentrated Poverty"
Domenico "Mimmo" Parisi, Mississippi State University
"Sending off All Your Good Treasures: Rural Schools, Brain Drain, and Community Survival in the Wake of the Economic Collapse"
Jennifer Sherman, Washington State University
"On Persistent Poverty in a Rich Country"
James Ziliak, University of Kentucky
Moderator: Bo Beaulieu, Purdue University
Ivye Allen, Foundation for the Mid South [Presentation]
Michelle Eley, North Carolina A&T State University [Presentation]
Pamela Monroe, Louisiana State University
Veronica Womack, Georgia College [Presentation]
| Lunch and keynote speaker
Cynthia "Mil" Duncan, Founding Director, the Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire, and Research Director, AGree
|1:30|| Session 5
Issues and Policies on Alleviating Poverty
Moderator: Ed Sivak, Mississippi Economic Policy Center
Discussant: Don Albrecht, Utah State University, Western Rural Development Center
"County Information Networks, Social Capital, and Poverty Reduction"
Stephan Goetz, Pennsylvania State University and Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development
"Poverty, Public Health, and Local Foods"
Steven Deller, University of Wisconsin–Madison
"Federal Forest Policy and Community Vitality in the Pacific Northwest: How Did the Northwest Forest Plan Affect Population, Wealth, and Income in Rural Communities?"
Bruce Weber, Oregon State University
Karen Leone de Nie, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta