2020 CA Regional Student Conference Program

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Detailed Schedule

Monday, April 6

 

Registration & Breakfast
8:30 am–9:30 am

 

Location: Extension Center Lobby

Description:

Please join us for a light continental breakfast when pickup your conference badge and program.

 

Concurrent Sessions
9:30 am–11:00 am

Aging Population Policy 

Location: Extension Center Conference Suite 4

Discussant: TBD
 

Papers:

  • Rethinking the Education Potential of Older Adults to Delay the Onset of Dementia
    Denise Louise Calhoun, Pepperdine University School of 'Education and Psychology
     
  • The Causal Effect of Cognitive Decline on Labor Supply of Older Adults
    Yingying Zhu, University of Southern California
     
  • The Effects of Old-Age Pension Receipt on Elderly Employment and Health: Evidence from South Korea
    Yoonjung Kim, University of California, Irvine

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Early Education Policy 

Location: Extension Center Conference Room A

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Who Are Head Start Eligible Nonparticipants and How They Differ from Head Start Participants?
    Huiying Jin, Rutgers University
     
  • Unintended Benefits or Consequences?: A Comprehensive Evaluation of the Impact of Pre-k on Head Start
    Qing Zhang, University of California, Irvine and Jade Jenkins, University of California, Irvine
     
  • Peer Effects of Preschool Attendance: Random Assignment Evidence on Student Outcomes and Mechanisms in Early Adolescence
    Qing Zhang, University of California, Irvine and Jade Jenkins, University of California, Irvine

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Incarceration & Drugs 

Location: Extension Center Conference Suite 2

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • An Analysis of a Juvenile Diversion Educational Legal Rights Program
    Taylor Kidd, Graduate Student, University of California, Irvine and Mark Magidson, Graduate Student, University of California, Irvine
     
  • Examining the Impact of Recreational Marijuana Legalization on Cigarette Consumption in Colorado
    Ting Yu, University of Southern California, Chengcheng Mei, University of Southern California and Meng Liang, University of Southern California
     
  • Jailed Parents’ Financial Stress and Well-Being: Investigating How Incarceration Affects Families of Parents in Jail
    Yao Zhao, University of Wisconsin - Madison
     
  • Estimating the Impact of Recreational Cannabis Legalization on Crime Using Synthetic Controls
    Thomas Sloan, University of Southern California and Juan C. Machado, University of Southern California

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Labor Markets and Supply 

Location: Extension Center Conference Suite 3

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • The Future of Soft Skills in a High Technology Labor Market
    Christine Oketch, University of Texas at Dallas
     
  • Household Debt and Female Labor Supply Decisions in India
    Abhradeep Karmakar, University of New Mexico
     
  • Adolescent Childbearing And Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence From Cebu, The Philippines
    Kritika Sen, University of New Mexico and Kira M. Villa, University of New Mexico
     
  • Public Health Insurance of Children and Maternal Labor Supply
    Konstantin Kunze, University of California Davis

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Politics & Elections 

Location: Extension Center Conference Suite 6

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Political Dynasties, Social Services Expenditure, and Local Development: Evidence of Linkage from Rizal Province, Philippines
    John Emmanuel Villanueva, University of the Philippines-Diliman
     
  • Decentralization and Elections in Burkina Faso
    Laura Meinzen-Dick, University of California-Davis
     
  • #Keepinitreal: Improving Social Media Users’ Resistance to False Information during Elections
    Hilary Reininger, Pardee RAND Graduate School
     
  • Rejecting Pacs and Expecting Small-Dollars: An Examination of the Effects of Rejecting PAC Donations
    Nicholas R. Jenkins, University of California, Riverside
     
  • The Indirect Effects of Political Representativity
    Thiago de Lucena, UC DAVIS

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Reducing the Impacts of Homelessness 

Location: Extension Center Conference Room B

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Do Shelters Reduce Intimate Partner Homicides?
    Lauren Schechter, University of Colorado - Boulder
     
  • The Effects of Designated Homeless Housing Sites on Local Communities: Evidence from Los Angeles County
    Elior Cohen, UCLA
     
  • System Dynamics Modeling of L.a. Homelessness
    Dandan Y Kowarsch, Claremont Graduate University
     
  • Alleviating Homelessness through Permanent Supportive Housing: Understanding Community Perspectives in Orange County, California
    Gabriela Benitez, University of California, Irvine, Jessica Guerrero, University of California, Irvine, Eric Hernandez, University of California, Irvine, Denise Phelps, University of California, Irvine, Alberto Ruiz, University of California, Irvine, J. Amanda Sharry, University of California, Irvine, Khajika Soyoltulga, University of California, Irvine, Judith Teruya, University of California, Irvine and Allan Winger, University of California, Irvine

 

Concurrent Sessions
11:15 am–12:45 pm

Climate Change and Energy

Location: Extension Center Conference Suite 4

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • The Impact of Environmental Regulation on Product Quality: Evidence from China
    Longzhou Wang, University of Calgary
     
  • Personal Experience with Climate Change and Support for Carbon Pricing Policies a Revealed Preference Approach
    Pegah Jalali, University of Washington
     
  • The Fox Canyon Groundwater Pilot: Case Study of a California Water Market
    Maya Hoholick, California Lutheran University
     
  • Observed Onshore Precipitation Changes after the Installation of Offshore Wind Farms
    Nicolas Al Fahel, University of Delaware
     
  • A Field Experiment in Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging
    Omar I. Asensio, Georgia Institute of Technology and Camila Z. Apablaza, Georgia Institute of Technology

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Crime and Safety 

Location: Extension Center Conference Suite 2

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Sex, Politics, and Title IX: A Systematic Review of University Sexual Misconduct Policies in the United States
    Emily E Coady, University of Arkansas Department of Education Reform and Molly I. Beck, University of Arkansas Department of Education Reform
     
  • Identifying and Eradicating Labor Trafficking in Greater Los Angeles
    Noreen Ahmed, UCLA, Michael Jung, UCLA, Chu-en Chi, UCLA, Meiyi Li, UCLA and Jonathan Kosaka, UCLA
     
  • Bad Samaritan Laws: Do Duty to Report Laws Increase Victim Credibility?
    Jaclyn Rosenquist, University of California Irvine
     
  • How to Combat the Threat of Violent Mexican Transnational Criminal Organizations and Their Commercial Insurgency
    Bogdan Matuszynski, U.S. Naval War College

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International Development & Foreign Policy 

Location: Extension Center Conference Room B

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Female Entrepreneurship in Egypt: Barriers and Challenges in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring
    Kate Ebere Maduforo, University of Texas Dallas
     
  • Rethinking Development: A Non-Western Conception from Mexico's Indigenous Groups.
    Fernando David Márquez Duarte, University of California Riverside
     
  • The Impact of Economic Freedom on Nations’ Happiness: General Patterns and Exceptions
    Zhijun Gao, Claremont Graduate University
     
  • The Search for Security: A Path-Dependent Analysis of the Eisenhower Doctrine
    Timothy A. Milosch, Claremont Graduate University
     
  • Remittances and the Dutch Disease: The Case of El Salvador
    Miguel Andueza-Purgimon, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Post Secondary Attainment & Safety 

Location: Extension Center Conference Room A

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Delivering on College Promise
    Yuri Han, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Sam Lau, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Maria Morales, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and Irma Castaneda, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
     
  • Ability, Beliefs and College Major Choice
    Derek Rury, University of California, Davis
     
  • Impact of Student Debt and Student Loan Servicers on Student Borrowers in Los Angeles County
    Rosie E. Brown, University of California Los Angeles, Na Li, University of California Los Angeles, Dulce Vasquez, University of California Los Angeles and Lorraine Perales, University of California Los Angeles

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Private & Public Sector Management 

Location: Extension Center Conference Suite 3

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Promoting Tribal, County, and Municipal Cooperation and Cultural Competency
    Mitchell R Berg, Hamline University
     
  • Expanding Business Networks to Overcome Supply-Chain Frictions: The Impact of a Digital Phonebook on Small Businesses in Tanzania
    Jess Rudder, University of California Davis
     
  • Identifying the Effects of Government Spending Shocks with Credit Cycle
    Hyundo Joo, University of California, Davis
     
  • Assessing Credit Allocation Effects of Imposing Leverage Limits on U.S. Very Large Banks
    Fabrizio A Marodin, UC Irvine
     
  • Walmart and the EITC
    Justin C. Wiltshire, University of California, Davis

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U.S. Safety Net Programs

Location: Extension Center Conference Suite 6

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Hand up or Hand Down: TANF Policy and the Barriers to Human Capital Development
    J. Amanda Sharry, Univeristy of California, Irvine
     
  • Welfare Reform and Immigrant Families: Implications on Poverty
    Nathaniel Johnson, Graduate Center, City University of New York
     
  • Who Takes up a Free Lunch? Food Spending and the Summer Food Service Program.
    Alyssa Ashleigh Brown, UC San Diego

Workshop
1:00 pm–2:00 pm


Lunch Panel: 2020 Census

Location: Extension Center Conference Rooms E - D

Presenter(s): TBD

Description:

Learn why it is so important to get a complete count  of everyone. Understand the challenges in doing so, and how the federal, state and regional government agencies are working with community-based organizations in improving the complete individual count.

Concurrent Sessions
2:15 pm–3:45 pm

Community & Urban Development 

Location: Extension Center Conference Room B

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Reclaiming Stolen Social Capital: Ideas for Community Economic Development in the Bronx
    April C Hurley, Pratt Institute
     
  • The Natural Rate of Structure Depreciation: Decoupling Capital Gains and Maintenance Improvement from Property Value Variation
    Peng Zhao, University of California Riverside
     
  • Concerns about Hispanic Driven Informal Economies in Developing Contexts
    Jesus Jasso Verduzco, University of California, Irvine
     
  • Non-Profit Led Cultural Policy and Economic Development
    Yang Li, UC Riverside

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Immigrant Integration, Inclusion, and Outcomes 

Location: Extension Center Conference Suite 2

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Does Return Migration Improve Education Outcomes? The USA Mexico Case
    Avinandan Chakraborty, University of New Mexico, Matias Fontenla, University of New Mexico and Jose R. Bucheli, New Mexico State University
     
  • Affordable Care Act and Poverty: An Examination of State-Policy Differences in Immigrant Inclusion
    Nathaniel Johnson, Graduate Center, City University of New York
     
  • Immigrants in California: A Study on Latinxs’ Perception on Integration
    Esaú Casimiro Vieyra, UC Riverside and Mirella Deniz-Zaragoza, UC Riverside

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Integrating Science and Policy at UC Riverside

Location: Extension Center Conference Suite 6

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Tackling the School Shooting Crisis: The Push to Implement Social-Emotional Interventions As a Preventative Measure
    Agnes Varghese, University of California, Riverside and Danielle Delany, University of California, Riverside
     
  • California Helium Reserve
    William Ota, Science to Policy UC Riverside
     
  • The Consequences of Drought on Plant Pathology
    Lindsey Pedroncelli, Science to Policy UC Riverside
     
  • Salton Sea
    Stephanie Piper, Science to Policy UC Riverside

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Natural Disaster Relief & Recovery 

Location: Extension Center Conference Suite 3

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Post-Earthquake Impact on the Nutritional Status of Children across Gender and Ethnicity in Rural Residence: Empirical Evidence from Nepal
    Khusiman Pun, Department of Economics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
     
  • Minding the Gap: On Developing an Equity Framework in Disaster Relief
    Jared Sam Agtunong, Pepperdine University School of Public Policy, Brennan Balson, Pepperdine University School of Public Policy, Brandon Burns, Pepperdine University School of Public Policy, Tobi Korth, Pepperdine University School of Public Policy, Carla Mena, Pepperdine University School of Public Policy and Lilia Monterrosa, Pepperdine University School of Public Policy
     
  • The Wildfire and Water Quality Nexus: Napa County after Disaster
    Reema Bzeih, University of California, Irvine, Paulina Mejia, University of California, Irvine, Robert Moore, University of California, Irvine, Soonchul Park, University of California, Irvine and Natalie Roberts, University of California, Irvine

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Perspectives of K-12 Education 

Location: Extension Center Conference Room A

Discussant: TBD

Papers:

  • Federal and Forgotten: How Rural Districts Responded to Sequestration
    Mark Murphy, Stanford University and Thomas S. Dee, Stanford University
     
  • Sex Education Policy in the Los Angeles Unified School District
    Keara Pina, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Devon Schechinger, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Ben Parnes, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Zi Wang, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and Katie Solomon, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
     
  • Does Social Media Use Predict Moderate and Severe Anxiety? Evidence from High School Students
    John M. Keefer, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Jacqueline Doremus, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
     
  • Examining Federal Investigations of Racial Discrimination in School Discipline
    Rachel M. Perera, Pardee RAND Graduate School
     
  • Enrollment Size and Student Achievement and Attainment in Arkansas
    Christopher Giller, University of Arkansas, 

 

Poster Reception
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

UCR Extension Center Conference Room D - E

 

  1. Health Policy# 34186: Patient Autonomy in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
    Giti Zahedzadeh, Claremont Graduate University
     
  2. Housing and Community Development# 34600: Housing Value & Minority Homeowners’ Health Outcomes: A National-Level Examination of Home Value As a Predictor of Homeowner Health
    Penelope Fergison, University of Southern California
     
  3. National Security and Foreign Policy# 34592: Assuring the Survival and Success of Liberty: An Assessment of the Influence of International, Bureaucratic, and Domestic Politics on US Grand Strategy
    Daniel James Rochon, Wayne State University
     
  4. Economics# 34274: The Impact of Magnet Scholarships on Enrollment Decisions: Evidence from Randomization
    Daniel B Firoozi, University of California, Irvine
     
  5. Science and Technology# 34664: Shared Micromobility Policy: Future Opportunities and Challenges
    Sebnem Tugce Pala, University of California- Berkeley
     
  6. Population and Migration Issues# 34697: Do Local Income Tax Differentials Affect Real Individual Mobility or Is It Mostly Income Shifting?
    Giuseppe Ippedico, University of California, Davis
     
  7. Poverty & Income # 34438: The State of Food Access at the University of California Campuses
    Larysha Green, UC Riverside
     
  8. Housing & Community Development # 34711: Non-Profit Led Cultural Policy and Economic Development
    Yang Li, UC Riverside
 
 
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