Brookings Institution | By Nora Gordon (PhD '02), Associate Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University. How a number of new studies on race disparities in student discipline inform the current policy debate.
Brookings Institution | By Alicia Sasser Modestino (PhD '01), Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Economics at Northeastern University. Modestino is Associate Director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy and a nonresident fellow in the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program.
Brookings Institution | By Adam Looney and Hilary Gelfond. Adam Looney (PhD '04) is a Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. From 2013-17, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Analysis in the U.S. Treasury.
Brookings Institution | A look at two papers presented at the 2017 Municipal Finance Conference, including work by Associate Professor Daniel Shoag (PhD '11) of the Harvard Kennedy School (joint with James Farrell), "Risky Choices: Simulating Public Pension Funding Stress with Realistic Shocks." View the research
Scientific American | Each big catastrophe like a hurricane increases a U.S. county's poverty by 1 percent, 90 years of data show. By Leah Platt Boustan (PhD '06), Maria Lucia Yanguas, Matthew Kahn, and Paul W. Rhode, based on the authors' research. Leah Platt Boustan is a Professor of Economics at Princeton University.
Work in Progress | By Jeremy R. Levine (PhD '16), Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies, University of Michigan. Discusses the findings of his academic research, "The Paradox of Community Power: Cultural Processes and Elite Authority in Participatory Governance, published earlier this spring in Social Forces. 'Work in Progress' is a public blog of the American Sociological Association (ASA) for 'short-form sociology' on the economy, work, and inequality. View the research
EconoFact | By Tara Watson (PhD '03), Associate Professor of Economics at Williams College. Watson served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Microeconomic Analysis in the U.S. Treasury Department from 2015-2016.
American Academy of Arts and Sciences | The Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences released a new publication: Undergraduate Financial Aid in the United States, authored by Judith Scott-Clayton (PhD '09), Associate Professor of Economics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. View the publication
Brookings Institution | By Richard J. Murphy, Judith Scott-Clayton, and Gillian Wyness. Judith Scott-Clayton (PhD '09) is Associate Professor of Economics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University.