Carrie Nordlund, Associate Director of the Master of Public Affairs (MPA) Program, joins Wall Street Journal's Jason Bellini for an episode of Moving Upstream to discuss the latest technology in the garment industry and what it means for the millions of people who work in it.
When Project Iceworm, an abandoned Cold War-era U.S. Army initiative in Greeland was shut down in 1967, military expected leftover materials would freeze. A new study by Jeff Colgan finds that now, the melting ice in the Arctic has remobilized some toxic waste and threatens to do the same at other sites.
During a presentation at the annual Association of American Colleges and Universities meetings, Associate Professor of Economics John Friedman offered some good news on new findings on big data on intergenerational mobility.
Research by economist Emily Oster is mentioned in an article about monitoring children's TV consumption. "If letting your kids watch an hour of TV means you are better able to have a relaxed conversation at the dinner table, this could mean TV isn't that bad for cognitive development."
In The New York Times' The Upshot, Emily Oster co-writes about the 2014 episode that left 159 Disneyland visitors with the measles, and the policy change that followed in California that triggered a jump in vaccination rates across the state.
This article co-written by political economist Mark Blyth in Foreign Affairs is part of an e-book on financial geopolitics. "As a single-currency area, the eurozone formally has no internal imbalances."
Political scientist Eric Patashnik comments on the banned practice of earmarks, saying "Restoring earmarks is not strong enough medicine to cure the dysfunctions of today's Congress. Polarization runs much too deep. But it is still a sensible thing to do."
Research by Emily Oster is cited about the infant mortality rate in the United States. "In the paper, published in the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 'we find that 45% of regional differences can be attributed to differences in birth weight, with lower birth weights in states like Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas, especially relative to the Northeast.'"
Professor Eric Patashnik in Vox, "Eventually, the war over Obamacare will end. When it does, there may be an opening to have a sensible conversation about ensuring that patients receive treatments grounded in sound science."
Bob Hackey, Professor of Health Policy and Management (Providence College), says of the proposed merger between CVS Health and Aetna, "This is a very innovative model. I think this is something that really has the potential to disrupt the healthcare industry.”
A number of public policy concentrators recently met with John Hazen White, Jr. to discuss their summer internship experiences, made possible by funding provided by the John Hazen White, Sr. internship program.
Richard A. Arenberg, visiting lecturer in political science breaks down the Senate rules that would allow the Senate to expel Roy Moore from the Senate if he is elected in December 12 special election in Alabama.
Corey Brettschneider, professor of political science, was quoted in a New York Times editorial that called to task President Donald Trump ignorance of the Constitution. “His idea of the presidency is, he was elected and he can do whatever he wants. Presidents usually regard the oath as a set of legally binding principles that they abide by.”
Eric Patashnik in Health Affairs, "Medical societies have a responsibility to educate doctors not only about the financial costs of unnecessary treatments but also about how their own practice styles can lower the quality of care patients receive."
Recent research on teacher performance evaluation systems by Taubman affiliate and assistant professor of education and economics Matthew A. Kraft is featured in Education Week’sTeacher Beat blog. The research finds that teachers with similar underlying scores can receive very different evaluation ratings across systems.
Economist Emily Oster comments on the rule to not drink while pregnant, saying "...doctors who have expressed the view that whatever the literature says, since we know that drinking a lot of alcohol is bad, we should tell people not to drink at all. They worry that people will overdo it."
Research by John Papay, assistant professor of education and economics, was mentioned in an article about the state of Tennessee's Instructional Partnership Initiative will pair together educators who have complementary strengths and weaknesses so that they can help one another improve their teaching.
A book review of "Unhealthy Politics: The Battle over Evidence-Based Medicine" that draws on public opinion surveys, physician surveys, case studies, and political science models to explain how political incentives, polarization, and the misuse of professional authority have undermined efforts to tackle the medical evidence problem and curb wasteful spending.
Public Policy Fellow Marc Dunkelman and sociology professor Michael Kennedy are mentioned in an article about a panel they participated in at the inaugural Greater Good Gathering, a conference "aimed to look 'deeply and cross-disciplinarily at how the means for addressing and promoting the Greater Good may be changing in today's world.'"
Mark Blyth, professor of international political economy, comments on the effictiveness of the low-wage economy in the UK. “There’s no way for labor to push up wages since no one goes on strike anymore and the unions are weak."
The Republican right is engaging in a big push to change the face of the federal judiciary. They are pressuring the Senate Republicans to accelerate the process of confirming nominees, hoping the Senate will rubber stamp the Trump appointees, according to Richard A. Arenberg
Henry County, which the Tribune has revisited periodically since the election to gauge Trump support, also illustrates the political division that exists in Illinois and across the country in this presidency. Large metropolitan areas went to Clinton and remain scornful of the president. Rural regions supported Trump and remain generally supportive, though fissures are appearing. A Brown University poll conducted in June also revealed such cracks.
Professor Marc Genest, Area Study Coordinator for the Insurgency and Terrorism electives program at the U.S. Naval War College, and Capitol Hill veteran and Lecturer of Political Science and International Affairs at Brown University Richard Arenberg joined Dan Yorke State of Mind to discuss the NFL national anthem controversy, the Graham- Cassidy health care bill, and ongoing tensions with North Korea.
U.S. constitutional law blogs report on a brief filed at the Supreme Court by leading constitutional law scholars, including Taubman affiliate Professor Corey Brettschneider, arguing that the travel ban is based on unconstitutional anti-Muslim animus.
As Texans worry about the potential health effects from the flooded plant that led to a massive fire, political scientist Jeff Colgan wrote in his most recent op-ed that this type of incident is called a 'knock-on' effect of climate change and that political fights are likely to ensue over whose responsible for other 'knock-on' effects as the climate continues to warm.
In an op-ed published Thursday, political scientist Rose McDermott reassured that the skills students learn in the social sciences and the humanities will be even more essential as we head into a technological world.
This piece cites an article by Marc J. Dunkelman, a fellow in international and public affairs, where he explained why New Jersey didn't become the "metropolis of the world” in the way that New York eventually did.
If you're looking to expand your linguistic horizons while simultaneously setting yourself up for professional success, there's one language that vastly outpaces the rest in terms of its utility according to Brown economist Emily Oster.
Mark Blyth in the Financial Times, "If US politicians really care about the future of their country they will invest more, not less, in the Chomsky trade. If they want to hand global technological leadership to China, they should keep going down the path they have chosen."