COVID-19 Research Discussion Series

A number of research efforts have emerged across the social sciences in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This biweekly discussion series is intended to catalyze connection and exchange among researchers working in this area. Open to researchers in SSD, SSA, and Harris, each session covers current and emerging funding opportunities, provides an overview of resources most relevant to COVID-19 related research, and provides a platform to share research plans and ideas.

Next Session: Friday, May 29, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

 

Presenters

Ali Hortaçsu, Economics, Estimating the True Number of Infections​
Ariel Kalil, Harris School of Public Policy, Effects of the Coronavirus on Parents’ Investments in Children’s Human Capital Development​
Eugene Raikhel, Comparative Human Development, Mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic among US college students

Zoom meeting link will be sent to registrants.

Previous Sessions

May 15

Agenda:

  • Introduction
  • Overview of Resources: Internal, Federal, Private
  • Discussion of COVID-19 related research projects:
    • Miwa Yasui, Associate Professor, School of Social Service Administration, From Model Minority to Yellow Peril: The Toll of Racism During COVID19 on Asian American Mental Health
    • Adam Zelizer, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, Higher Order Beliefs During a Pandemic: Theory and Evidence to Test the Effects of Public Health Campaigns
    • Micere Keels, Associate Professor, Comparative Human Development Educational Practices Project: How Schools Can Respond to a National Mental Health Crisis in the Wake of COVID-19

May 1

Agenda:

  • Introduction
  • Overview of Resources: Internal, Federal, Private
  • Discussion of COVID-19 related research projects:
    • Christopher Berry, William J. and Alicia Townsend Friedman Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, and Anthony Fowler, Associate Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, Supervised Research Course on Government Responses to COVID-19 [slides]
    • Guanglei Hong, Professor, Comparative Human Development, Coping with COVID-19
    • Casey Mulligan, Professor, Economics, Economic Costs of a Pandemic [research website]
    • Panos Toulis, Assistant Professor of Econometrics and Statistics, Booth School of Business, Estimation of COVID-19 Prevalence from Serology Tests: A Partial Identification Approach [slides]

April 17

Agenda

  • Introduction
  • Overview of Resources: Internal, Federal, Private
  • Discussion of COVID-19 related research projects:
    • Leslie Kay, Professor, Psychology
    • Harald Uhlig, The Bruce Allen and Barbara Ritzenthaler Professor in Economics
    • Elisabeth Clemens, William Rainey Harper Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology
    • Colleen Grogan, Professor, School of Social Service Administration
    • Marynia Kolak, Assistant Director for Health Informatics, Center for Spatial Data Science