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Fall Members' Meeting · Thursday, October 29 – Friday, October 30, 2015

Janice Madden

Professor of Regional Science, Sociology, Urban Studies, and Real Estate, The University of Pennsylvania

Janice Madden is Professor of Regional Science, Sociology, Urban Studies, and Real Estate at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the 2014 President of the North American Regional Science Association and received their 2010 David E. Boyce Award for leadership in the field. She is an elected Fellow of the Regional Science Association International. Her research on the effects of race, gender, and urban location on labor market outcomes and metropolitan variations in income distribution has been published in a variety of academic economics and urban journals. She has written five books. The National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Brookings Institution, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and other federal agencies and foundations have supported her research. She has served as an expert in labor economics and statistics in discrimination litigation involving race, age, and gender, including the recently settled gender discrimination allegations against Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney and racial discrimination allegations against the Coca-Cola Company and Merrill Lynch (the two largest racial discrimination settlements in U.S. history) and the FDIC.

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