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."
Political economist Mark Blyth in an interview with Liberal Culture, "Poland will be fine. It’s not like the investments are going to stop going into countries outside the eurozone. You just have to convert it from one currency to another."
Children whose parents belong to the top 1 percent of the income ladder are 77 times more likely to attend an Ivy League university, according to a new paper published in the National Bureau for Economic Research. The paper is co-authored by John N. Friedman, an associate professor of international and public affairs, and economics.
A new paper co-authored by Brown economist John Friedman examines the key findings of the Equality of Opportunity Project, which exploits a unique data set to assess the contributions that individual colleges make to intergenerational social mobility.
Professor John Friedman commented on Vanderbilt University's student demographics and outcomes. Friedman is the co-author of a study that examined the role colleges and universities played in upward mobility.
Two Brown University economists, including Watson Institute faculty member Justine Hastings, recently published a study on the overall household spending on groceries for families that use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Jeff Colgan in The Washington Post, "It does seem that automation has combined with international trade, particularly trade with China, to drive down employment and wages in industries that have traditionally competed with imports."
To give perspective on the widespread disapproval of Trump's executive orders, Peter Andreas, professor of international studies and political science, comments on the historical purposes of walls and the connotations it invokes.