Appendix B
Workshop Agenda and Participants

AGENDA

Workshop on Strengthening Benefit-Cost Methodology for the Evaluation of Early Childhood Interventions

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

12:30-12:45 PM

Welcoming Remarks

 

Barbara L. Wolfe, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Planning Committee Chair

12:45-1:15 PM

Introduction: Overview of Benefit-Cost Analysis for Early Childhood Interventions

 

Lynn A. Karoly, RAND Corporation

1:15-2:30 PM

Panel 1: Methodological Issues in Evaluation Design

Moderator: Jane Waldfogel, Columbia University

 

Identification

Jens Ludwig, University of Chicago

 

Statistical Inference

David Deming, Harvard University

 

Questions and Discussion



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Appendix B Workshop Agenda and Participants AGENDA Workshop on Strengthening Benefit-Cost Methodology for the Evaluation of Early Childhood Interventions Wednesday, March , 00 12:30-12:45 PM Welcoming Remarks Barbara L. Wolfe, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Planning Committee Chair 12:45-1:15 PM Introduction: Overview of Benefit-Cost Analysis for Early Childhood Interventions Lynn A. Karoly, RAND Corporation 1:15-2:30 PM Panel : Methodological Issues in Evaluation Design Moderator: Jane Waldfogel, Columbia University Identification Jens Ludwig, University of Chicago Statistical Inference David Deming, Harvard University Questions and Discussion 

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 APPENDIX B 2:30-3:30 PM Panel : Resources and Costs for Full-Scale Early Childhood Interventions Moderator: David L. Weimer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Issues in Assessing Costs and Determining Resource Allocations Henry Levin, Columbia University An Illustration of Cost Estimation from New Jersey Clive Belfield, Queens College, CUNY Questions and Discussion 3:30-4:45 PM Panel : Early Childhood Intervention Outcomes for Benefit-Cost Analysis Moderator: Margaret C. Simms, The Urban Institute Sins of the Fathers W. Steven Barnett, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey The Wish List Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Columbia University Questions and Discussion 4:45-5:00 PM Closing Remarks and Adjournment Barbara L. Wolfe Thursday, March , 00 8:30-8:40 AM Welcoming Remarks Barbara L. Wolfe 8:40-10:00 AM Panel : Assessing Long-Term Outcomes Moderator: Jane Waldfogel Approaches to Projecting Long-Term Outcomes Katherine A. Magnuson, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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 BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTIONS Leveraging Administrative Data Janet Currie, Columbia University Questions and Discussion 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Panel : Valuation of Outcomes and Resources/Costs Moderator: Robert M. Kaplan, University of California, Los Angeles Shadow Prices Needed for CBAs of Early Childhood Interventions David L. Weimer Valuation of Outcomes in Environmental Economics Myrick Freeman, Bowdoin College Valuation of Outcomes in Criminal Justice Philip J. Cook, Duke University Valuation of Outcomes in Health Economics Donald S. Kenkel, Cornell University Questions and Discussion 12:00-12:45 PM Lunch 12:45-2:10 PM Panel : Generalizability of Benefit-Cost Analyses Moderator: Barbara L. Wolfe The Potential Role of Meta-Analysis Mark W. Lipsey, Vanderbilt University Design and Analysis Considerations Howard S. Bloom, MDRC Questions and Discussion

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 APPENDIX B 2:10-3:30 PM Panel : Policy Decision-Making Roundtable Moderator: Ron Haskins, The Brookings Institution Roundtable Panel Members Rudolph G. Penner, The Urban Institute Jon Baron, Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy Steve Aos, Washington State Institute for Public Policy 3:30-4:30 PM Workshop Wrap-Up Moderator: Robert M. Kaplan Summary Comments: Robert H. Haveman, University of Wisconsin-Madison Discussion 4:30-5:00 PM Final Participant Comments and Closing Remarks Barbara L. Wolfe PARTICIPANTS Committee Members: Barbara L. Wolfe (Chair), Department of Population Health Sciences and Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison Ron Haskins, Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution Robert M. Kaplan, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles Lynn A. Karoly, RAND Corporation Henry M. Levin, Teachers College, Columbia University Jens Ludwig, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago Margaret C. Simms, The Urban Institute Jane Waldfogel, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvard University and Columbia University David L. Weimer, Robert M. Lafollette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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 BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTIONS Workshop Presenters: Steve Aos, Washington State Institute for Public Policy W. Steven Barnett, National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Jon Baron, Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy Clive Belfield, Economics Department, Queens College, CUNY Howard S. Bloom, MDRC Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Teachers College, Columbia University Philip J. Cook, Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University Janet Currie, Economics Department, Columbia University David Deming, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University A. Myrick Freeman, Department of Economics, Bowdoin College Robert H. Haveman, Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison Donald S. Kenkel, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University Mark W. Lipsey, Institute of Public Policy, Vanderbilt University Katherine A. Magnuson, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison Rudolph G. Penner, The Urban Institute National Academies Staff: Alexandra Beatty, Rapporteur Barbara Boyd, Administrative Coordinator Rosemary Chalk, Director, Board on Children, Youth, and Families Wendy Keenan, Program Associate Bridget Kelly, Program Officer David Myles, Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow Mary Ellen O’Connell, Study Director Julienne Palbusa, Research Assistant Registered Attendees: Nobel Absalom, Congressional Budget Office Douglas Almond, Columbia University Jill Antonito, Pew Charitable Trusts Katherine Astrich, Office of Management and Budget Tim Bartok, Upjohn Institute for Employment Research Stephen Bell, Bat Associates Inc. Bond Benton, My Way Foundation Dara Blachman, Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics

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 APPENDIX B Melissa Broods, Children’s Bureau Jennifer Brooks, Administration for Children and Families Ajay Chuddy, The Urban Institute Dale Church, Dale Church Consulting Inc. Rachel Cohen, Administration for Children and Families Laura Dinehart, Florida International University Kathleen Dwyer, Administration for Children and Families Daniel Eisenberg, University of Michigan Curtis Florence, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Karen Freely, Ounce of Prevention Fund Sarah Friedman, CNA William Gormley, Georgetown University Daryl Greenfield, University of Miami James Griffin, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health Scott Grosse, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Grunewald, The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Emily Holcombe, Center for Research on Children in the United States, Georgetown University Allison K. Holmes, Administration for Children and Families Julia Isaacs, Brookings Institution Alex Kemper, Duke University Rebecca Kilburn, RAND Corporation Julie Lee, Congressional Budget Office Vicky Marchland, The Finance Project Nancy Geyelin Margie, Administration for Children and Families Ivelisse Martinez-Beck, Administration for Children and Families Karen Matsuoka, Office of Management and Budget John McCoy, Fight for Children Song Hayek Moon, University of Chicago Martha Morehouse, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Robert Palmer, Dale McMurchy Consulting Inc. Patricia Pastor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Ruth Perou, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robin Pulliam, U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor David Racine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Dan Rosenbaum, Office of Management and Budget Christine Ross, Mathematica Policy Research Erin Schelar, Child Trends, Inc. Lisbeth Schorr, Center for the Study of Social Policy Keith Scott, University of Miami Heather See, University of Maryland, College Park

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 BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTIONS Ann Segal, Wellspring Advisors Joan Smith, Casey Family Programs Michael Stoto, Georgetown University Louisa Tarullo, Mathematica Policy Research Melissa Thornton, Public Health Agency of Canada William Turner, University of Minnesota Jennifer Urban, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health Kristin Ward, Casey Family Programs Albert Wat, Pew Charitable Trusts Sara Watson, Pew Charitable Trusts Mary Bruce Webb, Administration for Children and Families Michael Weinstein, Robin Hood Foundation Elaine Weiss, Pew Center on the States T’Pring R. Westbrook, Administration for Children and Families Richard Zerbe, University of Washington