2017 ARDC Research Conference

2019 ARDC Annual Research Conference

Friday, October 4, 2019

(Registration Form)

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN


The annual ARDC Research Conference will showcase research from the Atlanta RDC – including research using demographic, business, and linked employee-employer data from the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as health data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). RDC research performs statistical analyses on non-public versions of data from government agencies and other sources. It is also a perfect opportunity to network and discuss with other researchers your ideas for using non-public data in the ARDC.

Conference Agenda (pdf)

9:00am Registration/coffee etc.
9:20am – 9:30am Welcome and Logistics (Barry Hirsch, ARDC Review Board Chair)
9:30am – 10:10am “The Effects of Medical Marijuana Laws on Prescription Drug Utilization” Pelin Ozluk (GSU)
10:20am – 11:00am “Identifying Agglomeration Spillovers: New Evidence from Large Plant Openings” Carlianne Patrick (GSU) (joint with Mark Partridge, Ohio State U)
11:10am – 11:50am “Who Are My Neighbors? Investigating Residential Spatial Patterns” David Folch (FSU)
noon – 1:00pm Lunch and presentation by Melissa Banzhaf (Census)


1:10pm – 1:50pm “It’s Not Personal: Association Between Local Economic Conditions and Patient Experience” Kimberly Groover (UGA)
2:00pm – 2:40pm “The Employee Clientele of Corporate Leverage: Evidence from Personal Labor Income Diversification” Jie He (UGA) (joint with Tao Shu, UGA)
Keynote Address / Joint ARDC Research Conference and GSU Economics Seminar
3:00pm – 4:30pm “Measuring the Gig Economy: Current Knowledge and Open Issues” James Spletzer (Census) (joint with K. Abraham, J. Haltiwanger, and K. Sandusky)
4:30pm Closing Remarks (Julie Hotchkiss, ARDC Executive Director)



Registration Form