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Panel Discussion: What Should the Next President Do to Increase Economic Opportunity?

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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What Should the Next President Do to Increase Economic Opportunity?

With Election Day closing in, a topic on the minds of many Americans is economic opportunity. What ideas does the next president have for increasing incomes and employment? Addressing our country’s growing prison population? Growing income inequalities and neighborhood segregation? Children and their education, health and well-being?

We invite you to join the newly formed Economic Self-Sufficiency Policy Research Institute and UCI School of Social Sciences for a panel discussion focused on these important, timely topics. ESSPRI, directed by Chancellor’s Professor of economics David Neumark, spearheads original and cutting edge research on policies and programs designed to support economic self-sufficiency.

The event will consist of brief presentations by UCI faculty members on key topics related to promoting economic self-sufficiency, as well as remarks by special guest Max Gardner, president and CEO of Orange County United Way. Under Gardner’s stewardship, Orange County United Way is working to create a brighter future for the next generation via quality education, financial stability, good health, and stable housing, all of which align with the policy focus of ESSPRI. The presentations will be followed by discussion among the panelists and with the audience.


Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Social & Behavioral Science Gateway, Room 1517 (bldg 214 on campus map)


RSVP online. For further information, please contact Dan Paley, dpaley@uci.edu or 949.735.1342.


speakers and topics include:

David NeumarkHow Can We Raise Income from Work?
Director, ESSPRI and Chancellors Professor, Department of Economics, UC Irvine

Kristin TurneyIncarceration Policies and Their Effect on Families
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, UC Irvine

Matthew FreedmanSpurring Economic Development in Poor Neighborhoods
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, UC Irvine

Jade JenkinsInvesting in Children
Assistant Professor, School of Education, UC Irvine

Max Gardner
President and CEO, Orange County United Way

Parking is available in the Social Sciences Parking Structure for $2 per hour or $10 per day.