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Long-term consequences of workplace bullying on sickness absence

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Professor Venticinque Explores Ancient Economy in New Book

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Cornell College Professor of Classics Philip Venticinque turns back the pages of time to examine the ancient economy in his newly released book “Honor Among Thieves.”

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Using Data Science to Return People to the Labor Force

The newly launched National Center for Opportunity Engineering & Analysis (NCOEA) will use the latest computation and data science tools to help close the skills gap, reduce economic inequality, and provide new ways to search for training connected to employment and career opportunities.

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WashU Expert: Economic stress played role in increasing U.S. death rate

Greater stress and anxiety resulting from economic insecurity may be at least partly to blame for the U.S. death rate that the government announced Dec. 8 has increased for the first time in a decade, says an expert on poverty and inequality at Washington University in St. Louis.“For the first time since 1993, the overall life-expectancy rate in the United States last year actually went down, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” said Mark Rank, the Herbert S.

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Deporting the American Dream: Ejecting Illegals Drives Foreclosures in Latino Communities

Early in his presidential campaign, Donald Trump said he would deport all of the estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the United States illegally.

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Johns Hopkins Study: Well-Meaning Regulation of One Industry Can Cause Unintended Negative Impact on Neighboring Industry

In a new study for Economic Inquiry, researchers show that the deregulation of the once-constrained television industry in Spain set off a boom in TV viewing. This in turn led to a substantial decline in attendance and box office revenues at Spanish movie houses.

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Leading Development Economist to Join Northwestern

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Christopher Udry, one of the foremost U.S. authorities on development in Africa, will join Northwestern University as professor of economics, effective July 1, 2017. Currently the Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics at Yale University, Udry is particularly focused on agriculture and the rural economy of sub-Saharan Africa.

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Prof. Michael Greenstone to Lead Becker Friedman Institute

Michael Greenstone, a leading economist and the Milton Friedman Professor at the University of Chicago, has been appointed director of the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics.

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USDOT Awards $14M for Mobility Research at UW-Led Transportation Center

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded approximately $14 million over five years to a multi-university, regional transportation center led by the University of Washington to fund research aimed at improving the mobility of people and goods across the Pacific Northwest.

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Uber, Yelp and Decision Making: The Future of Crowdsourcing

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The ‘Taiwan Card’ Is Bound to Backfire Spectacularly

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What Now for Italy? Making Sense of the Referendum Vote

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Despite His Past, Carson May Become America’s ‘Dismantler-in-Chief’

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International Development Expert to Discuss “Trumpism, the Global Economy, and Silicon Valley”

Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi, founder and president of the American Iranian Council and a former Iranian presidential candidate, to address the conflict between Trump and Silicon Valley values

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DHS S&T to Hold Industry Day with New R&D Opportunities for Financial Services Sector Cybersecurity Protections

DHS S&T will host an industry day to connect technology startups and investors to new opportunities for research and development of cybersecurity active defenses for the nation’s financial services sector critical infrastructure.

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Taking Time-Off Work to Raise Children is Damaging to the Careers of Highly Skilled, High Earning Women

Mothers who leave work to raise children often sacrifice more than the pay for their time off; when they come back their wages reflect lost raises.

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Subsidized Housing Works Better for Some Kids Than Others

Living in subsidized housing seems to give a boost to children with high standardized test scores and few behavior problems, but it has the opposite effect on students who score poorly and have behavioral issues, a new study finds.

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Can Investors Be Optimistic Under a Republican Administration?

The three magic musts for a stock market rally? It must be a major macroeconomic news day, a pre-election day, and there must be a Democrat president in the White House, according to new research by Berkeley-Haas Prof. Emeritus Terry Marsh.

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Despite Upbeat Headlines, Detroit Still Reeling

Reports of Detroit’s revival may be premature. Despite the news media’s portrayal of Motown as a comeback kid, most revitalization is occurring in a small swath of the city’s core, while the rest of Detroit continues to decline, finds a new study led by a Michigan State University scholar.

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Black-White Earnings Gap Returns to 1950 Levels

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After decades of progress, earnings gap between black and white men is back at 1950 levels.







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