Frontiers in Economic Analysis with Genetic Data

November 18th-19th, 2021

The conference on Frontiers in Economic Analysis with Genetic Data will take place on Thursday, November 18th and Friday, November 19th, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The conference will bring together economists interested in the potential for genetic data to contribute to broad, long-standing questions in economics.

The two-day conference is hosted by BRIDGE (BRInging Data on Genetics to Economics) and sponsored by the Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at UW-Madison, the Center for the Economics of Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Chicago, and the National Institute on Aging as the funder of the Research Network on the Determinants of Life Course Capabilities and Outcomes.

For more information, visit the main event page on CDHA’s website.

Conference Organizers

Jason Fletcher

CDHA Director, UW–Madison

Nicholas Papageorge

Johns Hopkins University

Victor Ronda

Center for the Economics of Human Development

Lauren Schmitz


Kevin Thom

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee



Next Frontiers

Daniel Benjamin

University of California, Los Angeles

David Cesarini

New York University

Lauren Schmitz


Patrick Turley

University of Southern California


Health and Health Behaviors

Robel Alemu

Tufts University

Norma Coe

University of Pennsylvania

Titus Galama

University of Southern California


Human Capital Development

Orazio Attanasio

Yale University

Silvia H. Barcellos

University of Southern California

Jonathan Beauchamp

George Mason University

Victor Ronda

Center for the Economics of Human Development

Matthew Wiswall

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Intergenerational Mobility

Joseph Ferrie

Northwestern University

Bhash Mazumder

Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Aldo Rustichini

University of Minnesota


Lifecycle Behavior

Leandro Carvalho

University of Southern California

George-Levi Gayle

Washington University in St. Louis

Richard Sias

University of Arizona

Mateo Velásquez-Giraldo

Johns Hopkins University