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The Atlantic features Galor’s work on soil and economics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University]  Can the farming capabilities of someone’s ancestors determine current long-term thinking? On September 17, The Atlantic covered a paper written by PSTC Associate and Professor of Economics Oded Galor, along with Ömer Özak, addressing how soil quality and potential crop yields hundreds of years ago translate to additional schooling and increased patience today. The paper was published by the National Bureau of Economic Research in August.

(Distributed October 6, 2014)

South African raves the subject of article by Harrison

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Inkwari, which are prevalent in some parts of South Africa and are also known as raves, may provide an endemic setting for HIV transmission. PSTC Associate and Assistant Professor (Research) of Behavioral and Social Sciences Abigail Harrison co-authored an article, “Inkwari: An Emerging High-Risk Place Potentiating HIV Spread Among Young Adults in a Hyper-Endemic South African Setting.” Read more...

(Distributed September 20, 2014)

Abrahams to present on mobility and inequality

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] On Wednesday, September 10, PSTC Trainee and Economics Ph.D. Candidate Alexei Abrahams will present "Mobility & Inequality: Evidence from the Second Intifada." Using data from the Palestinian West Bank from 1997-2007, he will discuss his research on mobility disruption of commuter economies and the resulting exacerbation of preexisting spatial economic inequalities. The presentation is part of the Middle East Studies Luncheon Seminar Series and will take place at noon in the McKinney Conference Room at the Watson Institute.  

(Distributed September 1, 2014)

WNYC features Logan’s work on racial segregation

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Following the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, on August 9, the work of PSTC Associate, S4 Director, and Professor of Sociology John Logan was featured in a story titled, “Ferguson, a Suburb Like Any Other,” on WNYC, a New York Public Radio station. Logan’s research addresses the continuing racial segregation in U.S. suburbs. The story aired locally on All Things Considered.

(Distributed August 30, 2014)
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