Hastings named to RI Council of Economic Advisors

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] RI Governor Lincoln Chafee has appointed PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Economics Justine Hastings to serve a three-year term on the newly formed Rhode Island Council of Economic Advisors. The Council, comprised of five advisors along with four state staff members, will advise the governor, the executive office of commerce, and the state on economic matters and policy, including the strategic economic development plan for the state of Rhode Island. Read more...

(Distributed June 9, 2014)

PSTC affiliates instrumental in BIARI, African workshop

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] The Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI), hosted by the Watson Institute and slated for June 9-20, will again be convened and supported by multiple PSTC affiliates. In addition, over the past three summers, the PSTC has sponsored more than thirty African scholars to participate in the Population and Development Institute as part of the annual BIARI at Brown University. Read more...

(Distributed June 4, 2014)

Aizer reports U.S. newborn health improves

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] A new special issue of Science includes a review of recent economic research by PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Economics Anna Aizer, along with Janet Currie of the National Bureau of Economic Research and Princeton University. For the article, “The intergenerational transmission of inequality: Maternal disadvantage and health at birth,” the pair studied the effect of maternal disadvantage on the health of newborns. Read more...

(Distributed May 29, 2014)

Smith featured on broadcast about good news from Africa

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] On May 26, the White House Chronicle, a Washington talk show that airs on a number of PBS stations, featured PSTC Associate and Brown University Associate Professor of Anthropology Daniel Jordan Smith as part of a discussion titled, “Some good news from Africa.” The broadcast addressed the growing African economies, particularly the entrepreneurial economies, and the “sense of aspiration among ordinary Africans,” as Smith described. Read more...

(Distributed May 29, 2014)
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