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Rocky Mountain Research Data Center Grand Opening

September 28, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Jani Little, Executive Director

The only center of its kind in the Rocky Mountain West, the Rocky Mountain Research Data Center (RMRDC) opened officially on August 17, 2017, and Grand Opening events are planned for Thursday afternoon, September 28. Please save the date and plan to attend this momentous occasion. All events will take place in IBS 155A, beginning with a research symposium from 1:30 and 3:30pm. The Grand Opening ceremony is scheduled for 4pm with a reception immediately afterwards.

The symposium will be a series of six research presentations by scholars who are active users of the federal statistical RDCs. The talks will showcase the kinds of research that can be conducted using data available through the RMRDC. Topics include race identity, forecasting geographic shifts in labor demands, wage inequality, family structure and food stamp policy effects on child health, measuring neighborhood demographics, and neighborhood contributions to adult mortality.

Symposium Presentation

  • 1:30‐1:50 On the Boundaries of Race: Identification of Mixed‐heritage Children in the United States, 1960 to 2010; Carolyn A. Liebler, University of Minnesota, Department of Sociology and Minnesota Population Center
  • 1:50‐2:10 Forecasting the Geographic and Skill Incidence of Local Labor Demand Shocks; Rick Mansfield, University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Economics
  • 2:10‐2:30 Outsourcing and Wage Inequality; Katie Moon, University of Colorado Boulder, Leeds School of Business, Finance Department
  • 2:30‐2:50 From the Health of Children in Same‐Sex Couple Families to Neighborhood Contributions to Disparities in Adult Mortality: RDCs Make It Possible; Justin Denney, Washington State University, Department of Sociology
  • 2:50‐3:10 The Effect of Food Stamps on Children’s Health: Evidence from Immigrants’ Changing Eligibility; Chloe East, University of Colorado Denver, Department of Economics
  • 3:10‐3:30 “Door‐to‐Door” Demographics; Seth Spielman, University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Geography and Institute of Behavioral Science


September 28, 2017
1:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Rocky Mountain Research Data Center
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IBS 155
Institute of Behavioral Science 1440 15th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
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