Social Dilemma Conference

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.

(Distributed May 12, 2015)

RI Innovative Policy Lab

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.

(Distributed May 11, 2015)

RI Kids Count

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Associate and President of Brown University Christina Paxson presented the keynote speech at the Rhode Island Kids Count breakfast for local and state leaders, policy makers, and health care and education professionals. She emphasized the importance of investing in early childhood health and development, noting the high economic returns of doing so. 

(Distributed May 6, 2015)

Development in Brazil

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Associate Director and Associate Professor of Sociology Leah VanWey was the lead organizer for a recent international symposium on Brazil’s Model of Low Carbon Sustainable Development, held at the Watson Institute. The symposium brought together natural and social scientists and governmental leaders from the U.S., Canada, and Brazil for a first-of-its-kind conversation about the future of Brazil.

(Distributed May 5, 2015)
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