Diversity drives development

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – "Diversity has some costs and some benefits," says PSTC Associate and Professor of Economics Oded Galor in a quote in The AtlanticThe article, "Sleeping Giants: Exploring the Greater, More Diverse World of the Future," references Galor's research on how heterogeneity drives creativity and adaptation to technological innovation but can also increase civil strife. Galor's work is also cited in "The Controversial Link Between Genetics And Civil War."
(Distributed July 29, 2015)

Milusheva garners support from Gates

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Trainee Sveta Milusheva (Economics) has been awarded a joint grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for her project, "The Effect of Short Term Movement on Malaria Prevalence in Senegal Using Mobile Phone Data." She is sharing the grant with a team of researchers from Politecnico di Milano and Stanford University and traveled with them to Senegal in June to conduct research.

(Distributed July 28, 2015)

PSTC engages locally and globally

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Read more in our Summer 2015 newsletter about how the Center’s affiliates are engaging issues in Rhode Island and around the world. 

(Distributed July 13, 2015)

Jackson elected to ASA Population Council

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Associate and Assistant Professor of Sociology Margot Jackson has been elected to the Section on Population Council of the American Sociological Association for a three-year term. Section council members represent the members of the section and work to guide its activities at the annual meeting and beyond. PSTC Associate and Professor of Sociology David Lindstrom also serves on the Council.

(Distributed July 8, 2015)
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