Congressional hearing on incarceration

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Incarceration rates for African Americans in the U.S. far outpace those for the rest of the population, said PSTC Associate and Professor of Economics Glenn Loury during a Congressional hearing on a recent report, The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences. Loury noted the serious implications for the communities from which the incarcerated individuals come. The briefing was televised on C-SPAN and can be viewed here.

(Distributed June 15, 2015)

Economic growth in RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Boosting the Rhode Island economy with incentives and tax breaks for developers has its pros and cons. It could lead to more empty buildings in Providence, says PSTC Associate and Professor of Economics Matthew Turner in “R.I. economy: No clear verdict on Raimondo’s plan to kick-start growth,” published in the Providence Journal. Simplifying the permitting process for building occupancy could be one solution to the problem, Turner says.

(Distributed June 12, 2015)

Restoring the Family

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Associate and Professor of Economics Glenn Loury took part in a panel discussion on Restoring the Family at the Prospects for Black America forum convened by the Manhattan Institute. The panel, held at the National Press Club and broadcast on C-SPAN, addressed maintaining family cohesiveness in the African-American community and potential innovative social structures that could serve fatherless youth. Read more...

(Distributed June 9, 2015)
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