Boarded up homes in Detroit

Speculative property purchases spur Detroit neighborhood decline

October 11, 2018

PSTC Postdoc Eric Seymour examines the post-crisis housing markets and worsening housing security.

Mencoff Hall

PSTC awarded $1.5 million NICHD training grant

October 4, 2018

Funding supports postdoctoral and predoctoral trainees in population studies.

PSTC Mencoff Hall

PSTC hosts record number of fellowships

October 1, 2018

Nine predoctoral trainees receive full funding this year.

Anna Aizer

Aizer becomes first female chair of Brown’s Department of Economics

September 28, 2018

Anna Aizer, the first female to earn tenure in Brown’s Department of Economics, is now serving as the first female chair of the department.

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PSTC welcomes new community members

September 6, 2018

Faculty associates, visiting scholars, predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees, and staff members join the Center community.

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Addressing data, natural disasters, and effects on older adults

July 20, 2018

PSTC Faculty Associate Elizabeth Fussell examines use of data to analyze environmental disasters and their consequences for older adults.

Meghan Caven

Caven named Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellow

July 19, 2018

PSTC Trainee Meghan Caven will teach a course on Schools and Social Inequality at Wheaton College this year.

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Bouek wins ASA's Thompson Award

July 11, 2018

PSTC Trainee Jennifer Bouek has won the 2018 ASA's Thompson Graduate Student Paper Award.

Leadership Alliance students collaborate on research at a computer

PSTC hosts Leadership Alliance students

June 21, 2018

Three students to do research and be mentored at the PSTC this summer.

In the News

Jalen Hayre and his mother, Joanna Ravello, at their home in Providence

The Opportunity Altas, published by economist John Friedman and colleagues, shows areas in RI that confirm the correlation between race and income.

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The Gates Foundation commits $15M to Opportunity Insights, co-directed by economist John Friedman.

Opportunity Atlas map of U.S.

Big data research from economist John Friedman shows how neighborhoods matter for upward mobility.

Omar Galarraga

Omar Galarraga's research shows the importance of addressing social determinants of health.

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Zhenchao Qian's research on marriage in the U.S. finds previously married individuals are disadvantaged in the marriage market.

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Does Teacher Coaching Work?

September 5, 2018 | Education Next | Matthew Kraft

Matthew Kraft discusses the past, present, and future of teacher coaching.

row of school buses

Epidemiologist Mark Lurie says offering condoms in schools can make a difference in spread of STIs.

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John Friedman aims for revitalization of the American Dream using big data and increasing upward mobility.