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] – 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.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Economics Justine Hastings will be the lead researcher for the new Rhode Island Innovative Policy Lab (RIIPL) at Brown University, which will aim to improve the quality of life for Rhode Island residents. The lab is funded by a grant of nearly $3 million that Hastings received from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. Read about RIIPL in the Providence Journal.