The NBER's Working Group on Cohort Studies, directed by Dora Costa of the University of California, Los Angeles, met in Los Angeles on April 15–16. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:
Caleb Finch, University of Southern California, "Air Pollution in Brain Development and Aging"
Diane Lauderdale, University of Chicago, "Are Americans Sleeping Less Than They Used To? Evidence for Adults and Adolescents"
Pietro Biroli, University of Zurich, "Genetic and Economic Interaction in Health Formation: The Case of Obesity"
Marcella Alsan, Stanford University and NBER, and Marianne H. Wanamaker, University of Tennessee and NBER, "Tuskegee and the Health of Black Men"
Günther Fink, Harvard University; Atheendar Venkataramani, Massachusetts General Hospital; and Arianna Zanolini, Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, "Do It Well or Not at All? Malaria Control and Child Development in Zambia"
Achyuta Adhvaryu, University of Michigan and NBER; Teresa Molina and Jorge A. Tamayo, University of Southern California; Anant Nyshadham, Boston College, "Helping Children Catch Up: Early Life Shocks and the Progresa Experiment"
Sok Chul Hong, Seoul National University, and Jiwon Park, Sogang University (Seoul), "The Socioeconomic Gradient in the Inheritance of Longevity: A Study of American Genealogies"
Adrian Adermon, Uppsala University; Mikael Lindahl, University of Gothenburg; and Mårten Palme, Stockholm University, "Dynastic Human Capital, Inequality, and Intergenerational Mobility"
Leah Platt Boustan, University of California, Los Angeles, and NBER; Katherine Eriksson, University of California, Davis, and NBER; and Philipp Ager, University of Southern Denmark, "The Effect of Fathers' Wealth on Sons' Adult Outcomes in the Nineteenth Century: Evidence from the Civil War"
Martha Bailey, University of Michigan and NBER, "Longitudinal, Intergenerational Family Electronic Microdata (LIFE-M) Project"
Daniel W. Belsky, Avshalom Caspi, and Terrie Moffitt, Duke University, and Richie Poulton, University of Otago (New Zealand), "The Genetics of Success: How SNPs Associated with Educational Attainment Relate to Life-course Development"
Natalie A. Rivadeneira, Emory University, and Andrew Noymer, University of California, Irvine, "'You've Come a Long Way, Baby': The Convergence in Age Patterns of Lung Cancer Mortality by Sex, United States, 1959–2013"
Steven Lehrer, Queen's University and NBER; Hans-Martin von Gaudecker, University of Bonn; and Mårten Palme, Stockholm University, "Gender Differences in Health Sector Utilization: New Evidence from Exploring Variation across Cohorts and the Lifecycle in Sweden"
Itzik Fadlon, University of California, San Diego, and NBER, and Torben Heien Nielsen, University of Copenhagen, "Intra-Household Dependencies in Health: Evidence from Spousal Mortality and Severe Health Shocks"
Victor Lavy, University of Warwick and NBER; Analia Schlosser, Tel Aviv University; and Adi Shany, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, "Out of Africa: Human Capital Consequences of In Utero Conditions" (NBER Working Paper No. 21894)
Andreas Georgiadis, University of Oxford, "The Sooner the Better but It's Never Too Late: The Impact of Nutrition at Different Periods of Childhood on Cognitive Development"