Population Studies & Training Center

Getting Out of the Hood

John Logan discusses his research on how neighborhoods change and boundaries are drawn between racial groups.


PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Opening remarks for the China Forum on Public Health, Environment, and Public Policy were given by PSTC Associates Christina Paxson (President of Brown University and Professor of Economics) and David Savitz (Vice President of Research and Professor of Epidemiology). The event brought together for the first time Brown faculty with Chinese scientists and public health officials to discuss the many impacts of the country’s rapid economic growth. Read more...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – A study co-authored by PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Economics Anna Aizer was referenced in The New York Times op-ed “Smart Social Programs.” The study focused on a temporary income-support programone of several governmental programs noted in the article for having positive long-term impacts. 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Balancing human needs while sustaining ecosystems poses challenges around the globe. PSTC Associate and Assistant Professor of Economics Sriniketh Nagavarapu co-authored a study on the fisheries in Baja California Sur, Mexico, highlighting the importance of managing human-environment interactions. The article, “Operationalizing the social-ecological systems framework to assess sustainability,” was published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The sixth biennial Social Dilemma Conference is being hosted by the Brown Department of Economics in May. PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Economics Pedro Dal Bó is a co-organizer for the event, which will address issues including public goods provision and protection of common pool resources.