"Alleviating Food Insecurity Through Multiple Program Participation: What Can We Learn About Treatment Effects If Treatments Are Unobserved?”

November 8, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
103 Mumford

As part of the "Right to Food, Food Assistance, and the Biological Consequences of Malnutrition" Seminar Series co-sponsored by the Division of Nutritional Sciences and International Food Security at Illinois.

Brent Kreider (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) is an associate professor of economics at Iowa State University. His fields of specialization include public economics, applied econometrics, labor economics, and health economics. Recent empirical work develops methods for improving inferences about relationships between public policy and outcome measures of interest such as labor supply, program participation, and health care utilization among the disabled and other low-income groups. Part of this research investigates what can be learned in the presence of non-classical measurement error in key variables, such as disability or health insurance status. Although primarily an applied economist, he has also written theoretical articles on optimal taxation, tax incidence, income uncertainty, and human capital accumulation.