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The Joint Effects of Income, Vehicle Technology, and Rail Transit Access on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

New paper published: The Joint Effects of Income, Vehicle Technology, and Rail Transit Access on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Marlon G. Boarnet, Raphael W. Bostic, Andrew Eisenlohr, Seva Rodnyansky, Raúl Santiago-Bartolomei, Huê-Tâm Webb Jamme First Published July 28, 2018 Research Article  https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198118787087 * Abstract This paper examines the relationship between income, Read more…

Aguila new paper on the effect supplemental income programs have on primary caregiver burdens in Mexico

Do Income Supplemental Programs for Older Adults’ Help Reduce Primary Caregiver Burden? Evidence from Mexico Article is in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, published online June 5, 2019 by Emma Aguila, Mariana López-Ortega, Sean Angst. Abstract: In countries such as Mexico without formal public long-term care policies, informal care becomes Read more…

Bedrosian Director wins journal award for analysis of American West settlers

By Matthew Kredell

In the early history of the United States, settlers moved west into unsurveyed land and built homes and farms without regard to land title.

As the country expanded, one of the federal government’s chief means of acquiring revenue was the sale of public land. When the government put land up for auction, frontier settlers were at risk of losing their homes or farms.

Return Migration and Decontamination after the 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accidents

“Return Migration and Decontamination after the 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accidents,” December 2018. Adam Rose, Jonathan Eyer and Shingo Nagamatsu Abstract: Return migration is a key to community recovery from many disasters. Japanese governments have conducted radiation decontamination efforts in the Exclusion Zone designated after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster Read more…

Fast-Forward to the Frightening Future

Fast-Forward to the Frightening Future: How the 21st Century Cures Act Accelerates Technological Innovation…at Unknown Risk to Us All Anthony W. Orlando, Arnold J. Rosoff First Published August 14, 2018 Research Article https://doi.org/10.1177/0098858818789425 * I. INTRODUCTION Regulating technology in a field being fundamentally transformed by rapid advances is an exercise Read more…

New paper: Corporate charitable foundations, executive entrenchment, and shareholder distributions

“Corporate charitable foundations, executive entrenchment, and shareholder distributions” Nicolas J. Duquette, Eric C. Ohrn https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2018.04.006* Abstract We show that firms with corporate charitable foundations increased shareholder distributions by less than one half as much as similar firms without foundations following the 2003 capital income tax cut, even after controlling for Read more…

Policy uncertainty and corporate performance in government-sponsored voluntary environmental programs

“Policy uncertainty and corporate performance in government-sponsored voluntary environmental programs” Ning Liu, Shui-Yan Tang, Xueyong Zhan, and Carlos Wing-Hung Lo https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.04.110 Abstract This study combines insights from the policy uncertainty literature and neo-institutional theory to examine corporate performance in implementing a government-sponsored voluntary environmental program (VEP) during 2004–2012 in Guangzhou, Read more…

First annual political institutions, economy conference highlights cross-disciplinary collaboration

With the goal of fostering cross-disciplinary synergies among political economy scholars and fill the need for a regular meeting place, the USC PIPE Collaborative hosted the First Annual Political Institutions and Political Economy Conference on March 15-16, convening major U.S. scholars from political science, economics, and law to cover important new research on topics such as the unilateral presidency, Congressional committees, city policies, electoral rules, political leadership, and partisanship.

Gender Difference and Intra-Household Economic Power in Mortgage Signing Order

New publication from Richard Green: “Gender Difference and Intra-Household Economic Power in Mortgage Signing Order.”

Gender difference is deeply rooted in our identity and has been widely documented by economists in disparate real-world economic contexts. For example, though women have made substantial labor market gains in both participation and earnings, gender inequality persists …

Bedrosian Center, Jenkins convene national scholars for ‘Pivotal Politics’ symposium

Nearly 20 years ago, Stanford Professor Keith Krehbiel wrote a book showing that political parties are less important in legislative-executive politics than previously thought — challenging previous assumptions of American politics and influencing the work of many up-and-coming scholars. USC Price School of Public Policy Provost Professor Jeffery Jenkins was completing graduate school when Krehbiel released Pivotal Politics: A Theory of U.S. Lawmaking in 1998.

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