The Griffin Applied Economics Incubator hosts convenings of researchers and thought leaders to encourage the cross-pollination of ideas across diverse fields.

2019-2020 EVENTS

Dates of confirmed conferences and workshops are included below. This list will be updated throughout the academic year as additional events are scheduled.

The Griffin Applied Economics Incubator and JPE Conference
September 4, 2019
University of Chicago
On September 4, authors who will be submitting papers for potential publication in an upcoming special issue of the Journal of Political Economy will present their ideas and early drafts. Papers will focus on the economics of child development, and authors will receive feedback from one another. The conference, along with the special issue of JPE, is organized by the Griffin Applied Economics Incubator. Interested members of the campus community are welcome to attend the conference, but must RSVP by Wednesday, August 28 at The conference agenda is available here.
Authors’ Workshop
November 19-20, 2019
University of Chicago
A convening of contributors to the edited volume, “The Scale-up Effect in Early Childhood and Public Policy: Why interventions lose impact at scale and what we can do about it.
Griffin Applied Economics Incubator Conference
June 18-19, 2020
University of Chicago
A two-day gathering of researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and others will highlight and advance the ideas generated by the Incubator’s first year.  

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