Rural Poverty Research Symposium - December 2-3, 2013
Agenda and Presentations

Monday, December 2, 2013
12:45 p.m. Welcome
Dave Altig, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1:00 Remarks
Doug O'Brien, Acting Under Secretary for Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture
1:15 Session 1
Persistence and Concentration of Poverty

Moderator: Rachel Welborn, Southern Rural Development Center
Discussant: Dick Todd, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis [Presentation] PDF icon

"Rural Poverty over Time and Space: a Sub-County Analysis of Persistent Concentrated Poverty" PDF icon
Tracey Farrigan, USDA Economic Research Service

"Persistent Poverty Revisited: New Measures, New Methods, and the Rural-Urban Divide" PDF icon
David Peters, Iowa State University

"The Great Recession and the Changing Geography of Food Stamp Receipt" PDF icon
Tim Slack, Louisiana State University
3:30 Session 2
Measurement and Demography of Poverty

Moderator: Linda Hoke, Southern Consortium of University Public Service Organizations (SCUPSO)
Discussant: Robert Gibbs, U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service

"Hispanics at the Starting Line: Born into Poverty in Established Gateways and New Destinations" PDF icon
Daniel Lichter, Cornell University

"Hispanic Trends" PDF icon
Marybeth Mattingly, the Carsey Center and the Stanford Institute on Poverty and Inequality

"The Virginia Poverty Measure" PDF icon
Qian Cai, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, University of Virginia
6:00 Dinner and keynote speaker 
Mark Partridge, C. William Swank Chair of Rural-Urban Policy, Ohio State University [Presentation] PDF icon
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
8:00 Session 3
Social and Political Aspects of Poverty

Moderator: Kostas Skordas, Appalachian Regional Commission
Discussant: Scott Loveridge, Michigan State University and North Central Regional Center for Rural Development [Presentation] PDF icon

"The Geography of Exclusion: Race, Segregation, and Concentrated Poverty" PDF icon
Domenico "Mimmo" Parisi, Mississippi State University

"Sending off All Your Good Treasures: Rural Schools, Brain Drain, and Community Survival in the Wake of the Economic Collapse" PDF icon
Jennifer Sherman, Washington State University

"On Persistent Poverty in a Rich Country" PDF icon
James Ziliak, University of Kentucky
10:15 Session 4
Practitioner Roundtable

Moderator: Bo Beaulieu, Purdue University

Ivye Allen, Foundation for the Mid South [Presentation] PDF icon

Michelle Eley, North Carolina A&T State University [Presentation] PDF icon
Pamela Monroe, Louisiana State University
Veronica Womack, Georgia College [Presentation] PDF icon
12:15 p.m. Lunch and keynote speaker
Cynthia "Mil" Duncan, Founding Director, the Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire, and Research Director, AGree
1:30 Session 5
Issues and Policies on Alleviating Poverty

Moderator: Ed Sivak, Mississippi Economic Policy Center
Discussant: Don Albrecht, Utah State University, Western Rural Development Center

"County Information Networks, Social Capital, and Poverty Reduction" PDF icon
Stephan Goetz, Pennsylvania State University and Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development

"Poverty, Public Health, and Local Foods" PDF icon
Steven Deller, University of Wisconsin–Madison

"Federal Forest Policy and Community Vitality in the Pacific Northwest: How Did the Northwest Forest Plan Affect Population, Wealth, and Income in Rural Communities?" PDF icon
Bruce Weber, Oregon State University
3:00 Next steps
Karen Leone de Nie, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
3:30 Adjournment