CESR is excited to launch our new election poll! We will be tracking participating Understanding America Study respondents each week as they think about the November election. Today we were featured by David Lauter in the Los Angeles times. Bookmark our election site for regular data updates! This month we have been featured numerous places, from the Drudge Report to the The Hill.
CESR research programmer Adrian Montero published work on a study about e-cigarettes. Results: Adult smokers and non-smokers have different perceptions and expectations, so public health messages regarding e-cigarettes may need to be tailored separately for persons with and without a history of using conventional cigarettes to increase impact. Forthcoming!
Jinkook Lee's Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI) makes the news with its ambitious goals to study such a large population in partnership with the Indian Ministry of Health, Harvard School of Public Health, International Institute for Population Sciences, and the National Institute on Aging.
Dan Benjamin and co-author Jim Berger responded to the American Statistical Association's response to solving the debate about the reproduceability of social science studies. See our blog post for his comments.
Princeton University awarded the Albert Rees prize jointly to Silvia Barcellos and Leandro Carvalho for their contribution to Labor Economics!
Carvalho also had a paper recently published in the American Economic Review, Poverty and Economic Decision-Making: Evidence from Changes in Financial Resources at Payday
New video interview posted on our obesity research star, Donna Spruijt-Metz.
Jay Greene presented his work on the effect of public and private schooling on antisemitism at the American Enterprise Institute conference. He used data from the Understanding America Study survey the University of Arkansas had developed, UAS15.
November was a month of Donna Spruijt-Metz, a psychologist who studies the American epidemic of childhood obesity. She has long sought a more effective way to study the family eating dynamics that lead to unhealthy weight gain, and is partnering with a team at the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science to construct a new, data-driven method for combatting obesity. Read USC's article as well. Spruijt-Metz also won the Pioneer award for excellence and m-health!
According to psychology professor Donna Spruijt-Metz, who researches ways to combat childhood obesity, Halloween offers parents an opportunity to talk to their kids about healthful eating. Read more
Executive Director Arie Kapteyn add his voice on Social Security's 80th birthday.
Donna Spruijt-Metz and Arthur Stone spent two days at Intel participating in the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) on Mobile and Personal Technologies.
Juan Saavedra finds in his new paper, The Big Sort: College Reputation and Labor Market Outcomes, that the reputation of a college is correlated with their graduates' earning growth.
With co-authors W. Bentley MacLeod, Evan Riehl, Juan E. Saavedra, and Miguel Urquiola. Full paper is found in the CESR working Paper series as well as NBER.
CESR announces its forthcoming conference in Singapore, Frontiers of Behavioral Economics: Choice and Wellbeing in the Asia Pacific in June 2015. See our event site for details!