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  • November 22, 2017


    This award honors the memory of Etienne van de Walle, a world-renowned Penn demographer who was tireless in his support of graduate training and research. Graduate students are invited to submit papers for the Etienne van de Walle Prize. The Prize is awarded every other year for the best paper in demography written by a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. Submissions for the 2017 prize are due on 22 November 2017. Students from any discipline may submit a paper. The prize, including a cash award, will be announced in December 2017.  The winner will be asked to present the paper at the Population Studies Center colloquium in February 2018. The submission, a paper or a dissertation chapter, should be equivalent to an article suitable for a demography journal, e.g., a length of approximately 30 double-spaced pages, excluding tables, figures, notes, and bibliography.  The submission must be a single-authored paper. The paper must have been written since July 2015 and while the student was still in a Ph.D. program at Penn. All submissions should be sent to Tanya Yang by 22 November 2017.

    Date posted: 6/12/2017 | View listing
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  • May 1, 2017
    Stephen A. Matthews, Professor of Sociology, Anthropology & Demography (Courtesy Geography) at Penn State, seeks high-quality manuscripts for submission for a theme issue on “spatial and mathematical demography” to be published in the journal Mathematical Population Studies (Taylor and Francis Science Publishers, SSCI). He is especially interested in submissions that leverage geospatial and contextual data to investigate substantive demographic questions, integrate theory, measurement and careful data analysis, use new and innovative methods, and harness large-scale demographic data sets or use emergent data. Submissions focusing on econometric analysis, small area estimation, Bayesian spatial and hierarchical modeling, spatio-temporal analysis and spatial simulation are strongly encouraged. He encourages all those interested in submitting an abstract to consult the Mathematical Population Studies website http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/gmps20/current for general information on the journal and to examine back issues and published papers.
    Date posted: 3/31/2017 | View listing
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