Northwestern University Professor To Speak On Food Insecurity

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Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, associate professor of education and social policy at Northwestern University and director of The Hamilton Project, will speak on “The Causes and Consequences of Food Insecurity” at Washington and Lee University on March 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The Hamilton Project, launched in 2006 by a combination of leading academics, businesspeople and public policy makers, is an economic policy initiative at the Brookings Institution aimed at developing a strategy to address serious economic challenges.

Schanzenbach is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Much of her recent research investigates the impacts of major public policies such as the Food Stamp Program and early childhood education on the long-term outcomes of children.

Her research has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of Public Economics, among other publications.

Prior to Northwestern, Schanzenbach taught at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago and was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation post-doctoral scholar in health policy research at the University of California, Berkeley.

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