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Economics Candidate Research Presentation
Start Date: 2/1/2018Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Date: 2/1/2018End Time: 5:00 PM

Event Description:
Paul Lombardi, Ph.D. is a candidate for tenure-track assistant professor in the economics department.

Dr. Lombardi earned his Ph.D. in economics at UC Irvine, and currently holds a visiting Assistant Professor position at UC Davis. He has a strong interest in economic history and economic development. “Transitory Income Shocks Made Permanent: The Plight of Farmers in the US Cotton South 1910-30”

Abstract: Black men born in the US Cotton South during the early twentieth century earned fifty percent less than their white counterparts. In this paper, I examine how transitory economic fluctuations effect the employment choices of farmers. Using US Census data, I find a negative correlation between wage work and cotton production for black farmers. The employment behavior of white households is unaffected by changes in cotton production. The results are consistent with black farmers using wage work as a coping mechanism in response to declining household incomes. The mechanism correlates with lower investments in human capital.
Location Information:
SJSU Main Campus - Instructional Resource Center
Room: 101
Contact Information:
Name: Colleen Haight, Ph.D.
Phone: 408-924-5400
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