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PSTC trainees and postdocs are going places

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] The PSTC graduate trainees who completed the program this spring are adding to the impressive list of placements for the graduate training program. Read more...

(Distributed June 11, 2014)

Galor discusses poverty and genetics on the Science Channel

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] “Is poverty genetic?” asked Morgan Freeman, host of the Science Channel’s Through the Wormhole. The June 4 airing of the show featured PSTC Associate and Professor of Economics Oded Galor, along with his collaborator, Quamrul Ahsraf of Williams College, drawing from their research published in the American Economic Review, “The ‘Out of Africa’ Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development.” Read more...

(Distributed June 9, 2014)

Hastings named to RI Council of Economic Advisors

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] RI Governor Lincoln Chafee has appointed PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Economics Justine Hastings to serve a three-year term on the newly formed Rhode Island Council of Economic Advisors. The Council, comprised of five advisors along with four state staff members, will advise the governor, the executive office of commerce, and the state on economic matters and policy, including the strategic economic development plan for the state of Rhode Island. Read more...

(Distributed June 9, 2014)

PSTC affiliates instrumental in BIARI, African workshop

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] The Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI), hosted by the Watson Institute and slated for June 9-20, will again be convened and supported by multiple PSTC affiliates. In addition, over the past three summers, the PSTC has sponsored more than thirty African scholars to participate in the Population and Development Institute as part of the annual BIARI at Brown University. Read more...

(Distributed June 4, 2014)

Aizer reports U.S. newborn health improves

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] A new special issue of Science includes a review of recent economic research by PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Economics Anna Aizer, along with Janet Currie of the National Bureau of Economic Research and Princeton University. For the article, “The intergenerational transmission of inequality: Maternal disadvantage and health at birth,” the pair studied the effect of maternal disadvantage on the health of newborns. Read more...

(Distributed May 29, 2014)
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