Race, Equity and Public Policy Conference

Race, Equity and Public Policy: The 2023 Bissell-Heyd Symposium

May 11, 2023 | 8:30AM - 5:30PM
Centre for the Study of the United States, Government & politics, Public policy, Human rights & justice

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This event is taking place in the Campbell Conference Facility at the Munk School, 1 devonshire Place, Toronto, Ontario.
Day One: May 11, 2023
8:30 – 9:00am: Coffee and Breakfast
9:00 – 9:05am: Introductory Remarks
Session 1: Colonial Policy and Indigenous Populations
9:05 – 10:00 am: Brian Gettler (University of Toronto)
"Underwriting Colonial Development in Canada: Indigenous Capital and Settler Institutions, 1830-1862"
10:00 – 10:55am: Maggie Jones (Emory University)
"The Legacy of Indian Missions in the United States", joint with Donn Feir and David Scoones
11:00 – 11:55am: Rob Gillezeau (University of Toronto)
"The Determinants and Impacts of Historical Treaty-Making in Canada" with Donn Feir and Maggie Jones
11:55- 1:00 pm: Lunch
Session 2: The Representation of Racial Minorities
1:00 – 1:55 pm: Erik Mayer (Southern Methodist University)
"The Impact of Minority Representation at Mortgage Lenders"
2:00 – 2:55 pm: Vicki Bogan (Cornell University)
"What Drives Racial Diversity on U.S. Corporate Boards?"
3:00 – 3:55 pm: Tianyi Wang (University of Toronto)
"Long-Run Effects of Black-Oriented Radio on Political Participation"
3:55 – 4:15 pm: Break and Refreshments
Keynote One
4:15 – 5:15 pm: Keynote | Trevon Logan (Ohio State University)
“All We Have Is The Truth”: Burdened Individuality, Abstract Equality, and Economic Inference
Trevon D. Logan is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.  He has held visiting appointments at Princeton University’s Center for Health and Well-Being and at the University of Michigan, where he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research.  He is also an affiliate of the Initiative in Population Research, the Center for Human Resource Research, the Food Innovation Center, and the Criminal Justice Research Center at Ohio State.  He currently serves on the editorial boards of Explorations in Economic History, Historical Methods and Demographic Research. Professor Logan specializes in economic history, economic demography and applied microeconomics. His research in economic history concerns the development of living standards measures that can be used to directly asses the question of how the human condition has changed over time. He applies the techniques of contemporary living standard measurements to the past as a means of deriving consistent estimates of well-being over time. Most of his historical work uses historical household surveys, but also includes some new data to look at topics such as the returns to education in the early twentieth century, the formation of tastes, and the allocation of resources within the household.  He is currently extending his historical research agenda to include topics such as childhood health, mortality, morbidity, and racial disparities in health.
Sponsored by: The Centre for the Study of the United States in the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Rotman School of Management, History Department, Economics Department, Canadian Network of Economic Historians, The People’s History Lab and the L.R.Wilson/R.J. Currie Chair in Canadian Business History, University of Toronto.
Centre for the Study of the United States, Government & politics, Public policy, Human rights & justice


Trevon Logan headshot
Trevon Logan

Keynote Speaker, Ohio State University