In November, Professors Eric Patashnik and Wendy Schiller convened a conference on "The Dynamics of American Democracy: Partisan Polarization, Political Competition and Government Performance," to explore the current state of democracy in the United States.
In response to the Lancet’s ORBITA study in November 2017, Public Policy program director Eric Patashnik co-hosted a workshop at Yale University to address the research. The result of that workshop is a series of essays on the Health Affairs Blog titled, “ORBITA: Lessons from a Landmark Trial.”
In collaboration with the U.S. Census Bureau, Opportunity Insights, a research and policy institute formed by Harvard and Brown University economists including Associate Professor John Friedman, released an interactive mapping tool called "The Opportunity Atlas." The Atlas helps predict how neighborhoods influence the trajectories of the children who grow up there.
In a newly released study, Susan Moffitt, director of the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy, partners with Susanna Loeb, new director of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, and other researchers for Getting Down to Facts II, a project aimed at supporting improvements in California’s K-12 public school system, originally released in 2007.
A multi-university course, Democratic Erosion, led by Assistant Professor Rob Blair, closed its first academic year with a full-day conference with faculty and students from across the nation at the Watson Institute.
In a new study published in the American Journal of Political Science, co-author Provost Richard M. Locke uses new data on retailers and manufacturers to analyze how firm-level trade responds to information about social standards.
Based on three years of research in Rio de Janeiro, Postdoctoral Fellow Nicholas Barnes explores the replacement of state authority with the criminal violence of drug trafficking gangs in favelas (impoverished informal neighborhoods).