Guns, drugs, and automobiles

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Americans don't live as long as those in other high-income countries, and former PSTC Postdoc Andrew Fenelon, a Research Service Fellow at the National Center for Health Statistics, has co-authored a paper explaining part of the reason why. The article, "Major Causes of Injury Death and the Life Expectancy Gap Between the United States and Other High-Income Countries," names guns, drugs, and motor vehicle crashes as three major causes of the life-expectancy gap. Read more.

(Distributed February 11, 2016)

Friedman wins Samuelson award

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Economics John Friedman has won the TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award For Outstanding Scholarly Writing On Lifelong Financial Security. Friedman and his co-authors were awarded for their article, “Active vs. Passive Decisions and Crowd-out in Retirement Savings Accounts: Evidence from Denmark,” published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics. The award is given annually "to recognize an outstanding research publication that can help advance Americans’ lifelong financial wellbeing."
(Distributed February 10, 2016)

Collaborative networks continue

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Ties to the PSTC often continue well after graduate students, postdocs, and visitors have moved on from the Center. A trip to China last fall afforded PSTC Associate and Professor of Sociology Michael White the opportunity to give presentations at multiple universities in Beijing and Shanghai as well as meet with former PSTC Trainee Juhua Yang, a professor of Demography at Renmin University. The two are collaborating on a paper examining migrant adaptation in China, and Yang will return to the PSTC this spring to continue her collaborations on gender with White and her former PSTC faculty mentor, Professor of Sociology Susan Short. Read more.

(Distributed February 5, 2016)

Influencing educational practice and policy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Three PSTC faculty associates were named in Education Week's 2016 RHSU Ed-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. Assistant Professor of Education and Economics Matthew Kraft, Assistant Professor of Education and Economics John Papay, and Professor of Education John Tyler were recognized among U.S. university-based scholars who have the most influence on educational practice and policy. 
(Distributed January 26, 2016)
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