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Five Decades of Food Stamps

A Research Conference sponsored by
University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research
University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty

Funding Support Provided by the Ford Foundation & Annie E. Casey Foundation

September 20, 2013
The Brookings Institution

8:00 a.m. -- Continental Breakfast

8:40 a.m. -- Opening Comments

*All Papers Will Be Released After the Conference

Session 1: Anti-Poverty Effectiveness of SNAP

Moderator: Judith Bartfeld, University of Wisconsin

8:50 a.m. --Why Are So Many Americans on Food Stamps? The Role of the Economy, Policy, and Demographics
Speaker: James P. Ziliak, University of Kentucky
Discussant: Jonathan Schwabish, Congressional Budget Office

9:30 a.m. -- SNAP and Poverty
Speaker: Dean Jolliffe, World Bank; Timothy Smeeding, University of Wisconsin; Laura Tiehen, Economic Research Service
Discussant: Isabell Sawhill, Brookings Institution

10:10 a.m. Break

Session 2: Economic Security of SNAP

Moderator: Craig Gundersen, University of Illinois

10:20 a.m. -- The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Food Insecurity
Speaker: Christian Gregory, Economic Research Service, Matthew Rabbit, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; David Ribar, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Discussant: John Pepper, University of Virginia

11:00 a.m. -- SNAP and Food Consumption
Speaker: Hilary Williamson Hoynes, University of California at Berkeley, Leslie McGranahan, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Northwestern University
Discussant: Thomas DeLeire, Georgetown University

11:40 a.m. -- SNAP and Environmental Factors
Speaker: Timothy Beatty, University of Minnesota
Discussant: Michele Ver Ploeg, Economic Research Service

12:20 p.m. -- Lunch

Session 3: Health Security of SNAP

 Moderator: James Ziliak, University of Kentucky

1:00 p.m. --The Health and Nutrition Effects of SNAP: Selection into the Program and a Review of the Literature of Its Effects
Speaker: Marianne Bitler, University of California at Irvine
Discussant: Kosali Simon, Indiana University

1:40 p.m. -- SNAP and Obesity
Speaker: Craig Gundersen, University of Illinois
Discussant: Jay Bhattacharya, Stanford University

2:20 p.m. -- Break

Session 4:SNAP in the Wider Safety Net

Moderator: Timothy Smeeding, University of Wisconsin

2:30 p.m. -- SNAP and School Feeding Programs
Speaker: Judith Bartfeld, University of Wisconsin
Discussant: Alison Jacknowitz, American University

3:10 p.m. -- Multiple Program Participation and the SNAP Program
Speaker: Robert Moffitt, Johns Hopkins University
Discussant: Gary Burtless, Brookings Institution

3:50 p.m. -- Break

Session 5: Policy Roundtable

Moderator: Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution  

4:00 p.m. -- Future of SNAP in the Safety Net
Panelists:
Robert Greenstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution
Casey Mulligan, University of Chicago
James Weill, Food Research and Action Center

4:50 p.m. -- Final Remarks and Adjour

*Attendance is by invitation only.  

Previous research conferences

Cost of Living and the Supplemental Poverty Measure: A Research Forum sponsored by UKCPR, U.S. Census Bureau, and The Brookings Institution
April 28, 2011- Lexington, KY - AGENDA

Appalachia and the Legacy of the War on Poverty: A Research Agenda
October 2, 2009 - Lexington, KY - AGENDA

Program Evaluation, Human Capital, and Labor Market Public Policy: A Research Conference in Honor of Mark C. Berger
October 7-8, 2004 - Lexington, KY - AGENDA

Ten Years After: Evaluating the Long-Term Effects of Welfare Reform on Children, Families, Welfare, and Work Conference
April 12-13, 2007 - Lexington, KY - AGENDA

 
       
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