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November 27, 2018 | Pacific Standard | Oded Galor
Research by Oded Galor finds people facing major climactic turbulence take greater risks than those who enjoy relative ecological stability.
The interplay between cultural assimilation and cultural diffusion plays an important role in economic development, says research by Oded Galor.
November 19, 2018 | Providence Journal | Eric Loucks
PSTC epidemiologist Eric Loucks leads interdisciplinary center that aims to combine outstanding research with practice.
Research by PSTC economist John Friedman shows the difference a zip code can make in determining someone's chances of rising out poverty.
November 15, 2018 | Fast Company | Terry-Ann Craigie
PSTC visiting scholar and economist Terry-Ann Craigie notes the overall positive effect the Ban the Box policies have had on employment for people with criminal records.
November 12, 2018 | Slate | Emily Oster
Economist Emily Oster weighs in on balancing the potential effects of medication with maternal mental health.
October 18, 2018 | AP News | John Friedman
Economic mobility often hinges on factors such as race, neighborhood demographics and housing prices, not job growth, says research by John Friedman.
October 16, 2018 | MarketWatch | Anna Aizer
A new study by economist Anna Aizer examines fathers in teen pregnancies, noting they have lower levels of human capital and earnings.
October 11, 2018 | Providence Journal | John Friedman
The Opportunity Altas, published by economist John Friedman and colleagues, shows areas in RI that confirm the correlation between race and income.
October 5, 2018 | GeekWire | John Friedman
The Gates Foundation commits $15M to Opportunity Insights, co-directed by economist John Friedman.