August 2016

Our Day Break poll using the Understanding America Study is featured on the Dornsife website.



New research with the Society of Actuaries finds many retirees would have trouble coming up with emergency funds. Click here to read the release or here for the full report.



 


JULY 2016

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.



 


JUNE 2016

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!



Also in the news, CESR Economist Marco Angrisani and colleagues explore why people retire earlier than they expected.


MARCH 2016

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.



 


February 2016

A survey on how Americans manage their finances led to a working paper which led to a blog post.  This work, which was in conjunction with the Society of Actuaries, the National Institute on Aging and the Social Security Administration, was recently picked up by CBS Money Watch.


January 2016

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.



 


November 2015

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!


October 2015

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


September 2015
Dr. Donna Spruijt-Metz has a new project of grand scope from the National Science Foundation to study obesity.  The Daily Mail in the UK picked it up here.


 

August 2015

Executive Director Arie Kapteyn add his voice on Social Security's 80th birthday.



 


July 2015

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.

 


June 2015

Ashlesha Datar analyzed the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study and found obesity increased 20 percent among kindergartners from low- and middle-income households over the course of a decade, from 11.6 percent in the 1998-99 school year to 13.9 percent in 2009-10. Read more


March 2015

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!

December 2014

Silvia Barcellos was in the news with her work on immigration, both in the Economist and it was also cited by the Whitehouse Council of Economic Advisers.