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Social Science Research in the Era of Restricted Access Data

The Central Plains Research Data Center will host Dr. John M Abowd of Cornell University who will be speaking on the use of restricted federal data in research.  This is an off campus event, held on the UNL campus College of Business Administration on April 21, 2:00 PM.

John M. Abowd is the Edmund Ezra Day Professor of Economics, Professor of Statistics and Information Science at Cornell University; the Director of the Labor Dynamics Institute at Cornell and the research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; President (2014-2015) and Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists; Chair (2013) of the Business and Economic Statistics Section and Fellow of the American Statistical Association; Director of the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (1999-2007. He is a member of the International Statistical Institute; Fellow of the Econometric Society.

Abowd serves on the National Academies’ Committee on National Statistics & on the AEA’s Committee on Economic Statistics. In June, he will become the new Associate Director for Research and Methodology and Chief Scientist at the U.S. Census Bureau.

For further information, contact John Anderson, CPRDC Executive Director at 402.472.1190 or, Veronica Roth at, or visit


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