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Population Studies Center: In the News

New article by Luca Maria Pesando (GGD '19) and Francesco Billari featured on IFLScience.com

Luca Maria Pesando (GGD '19) and Francesco Billari (PSC Research Affiliate) wrote an article published in PNAS entitled, "Leveraging mobile phones to attain sustainable development." Be sure to check out the coverage on iflscience.com.

--June 4, 2020

Beth Soldo Obituary

Beth Soldo died peacefully on May 28, 2020, after a long illness, with her husband of more than 44 years at her side. Beth was the Principal Investigator of the Population Aging Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania from 1999-2011. She successfully led PARC as it's Director for over a decade and was a champion for demographic and aging research. Read the obituary.

--June 4, 2020

Penn Institute of Economic Research announces COVID-19 research repository

José-Víctor Ríos-Rull (PSC), Jesús Fernández-Villaverde (PSC), Dirk Krueger (PSC), Juan Pablo Atal (PSC), Hanming Fang (PSC), and Jere R. Behrman (PSC/PARC) were featured in an OMNIA article about a new repository for COVID-19 research at the Penn Institute of Economic Research (PIER). 

--June 4, 2020


Norma Coe – Research Associate

A few weeks ago Anita Lai and Shannon Crane sat down with Norma Coe. Norma Coe is an Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine. She is also a PSC Research Associate and a LDI Senior Fellow.

Quartet Pilot Project Competition


Request for Proposals:  2020-2021 Quartet Pilot Research Project Competition
Proposals are due: March 18, 2020| 5 pm

 The Annual Quartet award competition is jointly sponsored by the PSC, the Population Aging Research Center, Boettner Center for Pension Retirement Research, and LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics. The competition promotes high quality and innovative research in demography, economics, and related social and behavioral sciences. Quartet awards are funded for one year (or less) in duration and are selected through competitive peer review. Click here to read about former and currently funded projects