The Discovery Building on UW–Madison's campus

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Video Playlist: Frontiers in Economic Analysis with Genetic Data Conference

November 18–19, 2021

The Frontiers in Economic Analysis with Genetic Data conference took place on November 18 and 19, 2021 at the Discovery Building on the campus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The conference brought together researchers interested in the potential for genetic data to contribute to broad, long-standing questions in economics.

Recordings of some of the presentations are available for viewing by clicking on the titles below.

Robel Alemu (Tufts)


Gene-Environment Effects of Cigarette Taxes across the Life Course on the Smoking Behavior and Health Conditions of Older Adults

Silvia Barcellos (USC)

Discussant: Matthew Wiswall (UW–Madison)

The Effect of Education on the Relationship between Genetics, Early-Life Disadvantages, and Later-Life SES

Jonathan Beauchamp (George Mason)

Discussant: Orazio Attanasio (Yale University)

Nature and nurture: Evidence from molecular genetics data in Korean American adoptees

Daniel Benjamin (UCLA)


Frontiers in Within-Family Analysis

Titus Galama (USC)


Sources of Inequality at Birth: The Interplay Between Genes and Parental Socioeconomic Status

Victor Ronda (U Chicago)

Discussant: Orazio Attanasio (Yale University)

The Nurture of Nature and the Nature of Nurture

Aldo Rustichini (UMN)


Selection and Migration in Ancient DNA

Richard Sias (University of Arizona)

Discussant: Basit Zafar (University of Michigan)

Molecular Genetics, Risk Aversion, Return Perceptions, and Stock Market Participation

Patrick Turley (USC)



Challenges and directions in genomics research using diverse-ancestry samples

Mateo Velásquez-Giraldo (Johns Hopkins)

Discussant: George-Levi Gayle (Washington University)

Genetic Endowments, Income Dynamics, and Wealth Accumulation Over the Lifecycle

Hosted by BRIDGE (BRInging Data on Genetics to Economics)

Conference sponsors:

UW–Madison’s Initiative in Social Genomics and CDHA
University of Chicago’s Center for the Economics of Human Development (CEHD)
National Institute on Aging, funder of the Research Network on the Determinants of Life Course Capabilities and Outcomes

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Silvia Barcellos, Ph.D. (University of Southern California)
George-Levi Gayle, Ph.D. (Washington University)