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Buy your tickets today for "Slouching Towards Utopia". On Tuesday, September 13th at 7:00 p.m., KPFA Radio will welcome UC Berkeley professor Brad DeLong to celebrate the release of his most recent book, Slouching Towards Utopia. This live, in-person event will feature Brad DeLong in conversation with Michael Mechanic, author of Jackpot and senior editor at Mother Jones.Buy tickets here.
A new tool by Berkeley Economics faculty Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman, Realtime Inequality, quickly analyzes a variety of data sources to detect widening income and wealth disparities before it’s too late. A new Bloomberg article discusses this new tool and its implications. Read more
The June 2022 bi-annual Berkeley Economics newsletter is out! Read news and articles from the Department of Economics. Read more
Mothers as Insurance: Family Spillovers in WIC. New study co-authored by Professor of Public Policy and Economics Hilary Hoynes shows low-income moms' nutrition suffers when kids age out of WIC at 5y. Among adult women caloric intake falls and food insecurity increases, suggesting that mothers protect children by consuming less themselves. Read the paper
Poorer children show cognitive fatigue faster than richer ones, and attend schools that give fewer chances to build attentional capacity. But this can be improved with simple changes at school – as shown in a new Cognitive Endurance paper cu-authored by Berkeley Economics Professor Supreet Kaur. Read more
The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) awards the Paris Symposium prize to Quantedge Presidential Professor of Economics Yuriy Gorodnichenko for Rapid Response to a policy Issue: "Prof. Gorodnichenko has been the driving force behind the recent 'Blueprint for the Reconstruction of Ukraine' book." Read the piece co-authored, among others, by Berkeley Economics George C. Pardee & Helen N. Pardee Chair and Distinguished Professor of Economics and Political Science.