Population and Development: Anthropological Perspectives

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - A group of emerging scholars in anthropology and population gathered from North America and South Africa at Brown University March 14-16 for a conference entitled “Population and Development: Anthropological Perspectives.” A dozen papers were pre-circulated with the goal of creating a stimulating conference and productively moving the papers toward publication.

(Distributed March 17, 2014)

PSTC accepting applications for 2014-15 Predoctoral Trainingship

PROVIDENCE, RI [Brown University] - The PSTC provides a demography training program for predoctoral students in affiliated programs of Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Public Health, and Sociology.  Affiliation also provides students with mentorship and funding opportunities for research and fieldwork.  To be admitted or re-enrolled into the program, interested students must apply/re-apply for affiliation. 

(Distributed February 27, 2014)

PSTC Trainee Hardy receives PEDL Award

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - Economics Graduate Student and PSTC Trainee Morgan Hardy and her graduate student co-author, Jamie McCasland (Berkeley) were awarded the Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) Exploratory Research Grant for their project Microentrepreneurship in Ghana: Measuring the productivity effects of labor inputs, customary social networks, and trade association membership.

(Distributed October 16, 2013)

Anselin visits PSTC and S4

Visiting PSTC and S4 for the fall semester, Luc Anselin is one of the best known scholars in the area of spatial statistics for the social sciences.  He has been very influential in promoting the use of descriptive measures such as Moran’s I and related indicators of spatial clustering.   His work has also illustrated and clarified the distinctions between alternative ways of modeling spatial dependence in multivariate models.  He is unique in his ability to communicate clearly with

(Distributed October 16, 2013)

Alumnus Pongou thanks Professors Foster and Serrano

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - Roland Pongou, former PSTC trainee, received the Young Researcher Award of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottowa, where he is an assistant professor of Economics.  In his acknowledgement, he credits Economics Professors Andrew Foster and Robert Serrano for his research training, "part of the work that is recognized by this award was initiated during my doctoral studies at Brown University.

(Distributed October 16, 2013)
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