10/25/2019: “Uncovering Treatment Effect Heterogeneity using Machine Learning.” Jennie Brand, Professor of Sociology & Statistics. (UCLA)

Interdisciplinary Research Seminars
When Oct 25, 2019
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Carolina Square Room 2002
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On Friday, October 25, Jennie Brand will present “Uncovering Treatment Effect Heterogeneity using Machine Learning” as part of the Carolina Population Series 2019-2020 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series.

Jennie E. Brand is Professor of Sociology and Statistics.

She is also Director of the California Center for Population Research and Co-Director of the Center for Social Statistics (CSS). Prof. Brand studies social stratification and inequality, and its implications for various outcomes that indicate life chances. Her research agenda encompasses three main areas: (1) access to and the impact of higher education; (2) the consequences of disruptive events, such as job displacement; and (3) causal inference and quantitative methods for panel data.

The Carolina Population Center hosts a weekly Friday lecture on a topic that enhances our understanding of population-related changes. The 2019-2020 Interdisciplinary Research Seminars will feature talks related to aging trajectories, health behavior, the Zika virus, and the beverage tax – among other topics.

All seminars are held from 12:00 - 1:00 pm in Carolina Square Room 2002 at 123 W. Franklin St. unless otherwise indicated.

Instructors: To arrange for class attendance, contact CPC (cpc@unc.edu) by the Monday before the seminar. Streaming may be available and must be arranged at least one week in advance.

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