Thursday, April 11, 2024 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Oechsle 224
Christopher (Kitt) Carpenter-Vanderbilt University

Christopher (‘Kitt’) Carpenter is the E. Bronson Ingram University Distinguished Professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University. He Co-Founded and Co-Chairs the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of LGBTQ+ Individuals in the Economics Profession. He is an Editor at the Journal of Health Economics, is Past-President of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, and is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Carpenter is an expert in the economic demography of LGBTQ+ populations. His talk will cover what is known about how many LGBTQ+ people there are in the United States, where they live, what their families look like, how much education they obtain, and how much money they make, all relative to cisgender heterosexual individuals. He will also discuss what is known about LGBTQ+ public policies, especially legal same-sex marriage.




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Department of Economics