Timothy Smeeding

Credentials: Professor

Email: smeeding@lafollette.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-1317

Address:
3464 Social Science Building
1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

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About

Timothy M. (Tim) Smeeding is the Lee Rainwater Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics.

He was director of the Institute for Research on Poverty from 2008–2014. He was named the John Kenneth Galbraith Fellow, American Academy of Political and Social Science, in 2017, and was the founding director of the Luxembourg Income Study from 1983-2006. Professor Smeeding’s recent work has been on social and economic mobility across generations, inequality of income, consumption and wealth, and poverty in national and cross-national contexts.

His books include: SNAP Matters: How Food Stamps Affect Health and Well Being (Stanford University Press, 2015); Monitoring Social Mobility in the 21st Century (Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2015); From Parents to Children: The Intergenerational Transmission of Advantage (Russell Sage Foundation, 2012); Persistence, Privilege and Parenting: The Comparative Study of Intergenerational Mobility (Russell Sage Foundation, 2011); The Handbook of Economic Inequality (Oxford University Press, 2009); Poor Kids in a Rich Country: America’s Children in Comparative Perspective (Russell Sage Foundation, 2003); and The American Welfare State: Laggard or Leader?, (Oxford University Press, 2010).

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)Pronouns: he/him

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Education

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison, Economics
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin–Madison, Economics
  • M.A., University of Connecticut, Economics
  • B.A., Canisius College, Economics

Courses

Public affairs courses taught by Tim Smeeding:

PA 200 Contemporary Public Policy Issues

PA 802 Public Affairs Seminar Series

PA 860 Workshop in International Public Affairs

PA 873 Introduction to Policy Analysis

PA 888 Comparative and National Social Policy


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Working papers and other publications

Asset-Based Measurement of Poverty

“Monitoring Social Mobility in the Twenty-First Century,”The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, January 2015, co-edited with David B. Grusky and C. Matthew Snipp

From Parents to Children, co-edited with John Ermicsch and Markus Jantti, Russell Sage Foundation, 2012

Persistence, Privilege and Parenting: The Comparative Study of Intergenerational Mobility, with Robert Erikson and Markus Jantti, Russell Sage Foundation, 2011

Young Disadvantaged Men: Fathers, Families, Poverty, and Policywith Irv Garfinkel and Ron Mincy, ANNALS Volume 635, May 2011

Wealth and Welfare States: Is America a Laggard or Leader?, Irwin Garfinkel, Lee Rainwater, and Timothy Smeeding, 2010, Oxford University Press

The Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality, Wiemer Salverda, Brian Nolan, and Timothy M. Smeeding, editors, Oxford University Press, ISBN: 978-0-19-923137-9

The Future of the Family, Daniel P. Moynihan, Timothy M. Smeeding, and Lee Rainwater, editors

Poor Kids in a Rich Country: America’s Children in Comparative Perspective, by Lee Rainwater and Timothy M. Smeeding

The Economics of an Aging Society, by Robert L. Clark, Richard V. Burkhauser, Marilyn Moon, Joseph F. Quinn, and Timothy M. Smeeding

Immigration and the Transformation of Europe, by Craig A. Parsons and Timothy M. Smeeding


UW–Madison affiliations