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Newswise: Choking Local Funding Prevents Terrorism
Released: 27-May-2022 11:00 AM EDT
Choking Local Funding Prevents Terrorism
BOCCONI UNIVERSITY

Terrorist attacks are highly responsive to local funding availability, and financial counter-terrorism can, thus, be effective in reducing terrorism casualties, according to new research by Nicola Limodio (Department of Finance, Bocconi University) forthcoming in Econometrica.

Released: 26-May-2022 4:10 PM EDT
Seattle Democracy Vouchers Increase Donations, Number of Candidates in City Elections
University of Washington

A new study from Alan Griffith, assistant professor of economics at the University of Washington, shows that Seattle's democracy voucher program has increased the number of voters donating to city elections and the number of candidates in those elections.

Newswise: Startups Near State Lines Gravitate Toward Side with Lower Property Tax
Released: 24-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Startups Near State Lines Gravitate Toward Side with Lower Property Tax
Iowa State University

Researchers at Iowa State University found significantly different state tax rates affect where new businesses set up shop near state lines and that property taxes have the greatest adverse effect since new businesses may pay property taxes even if they are not generating any revenue.

Newswise: Study Found That Food Shortages and COVID-19 Have Led to Unsafe Feeding Practices Among Formula-Reliant Families
Released: 23-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Study Found That Food Shortages and COVID-19 Have Led to Unsafe Feeding Practices Among Formula-Reliant Families
University of California, Irvine

The new collaborative report details the impact of baby formula shortages on infant-feeding practices.

Released: 18-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Self-Fulfilling Rankings Boost Agencies’ Power, Influence
Cornell University

Rankings of nations, corporations and colleges trigger behavior that makes them appear more accurate in hindsight, building rating agencies’ power, Cornell University economist Kaushik Basu and doctoral student Haokun Sun argue in new research.

Newswise: New Model Could Improve Matches Between Students and Schools
Released: 18-May-2022 10:00 AM EDT
New Model Could Improve Matches Between Students and Schools
Iowa State University

Simultaneous and uncoordinated school admissions in situations where students have multiple options can lead to unfilled seats and a lot of stress for families and administrators.

Newswise: The Voting Rights Act Increased Racial Economic Equality That’s Now Diminishing
Released: 17-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
The Voting Rights Act Increased Racial Economic Equality That’s Now Diminishing
University of California San Diego

As many state legislatures consider weakening voter protections and Congress debates new voting rights laws, recent research from the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management reveals that the 1965 Voting Rights Act contributed to improvements of the economic status of Blacks. Conversely, after the Supreme Court rendered the Voting Rights Act ineffective in 2013, it led to economic disenfranchisement for Black families that continues to persist.

Released: 17-May-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Stress could make us more likable, and other Behavioral Science news tips
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise.

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Released: 16-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
UCI is No. 9 university in Money magazine’s ‘Best Colleges’ 2022 ranking
University of California, Irvine

Money magazine has ranked the University of California, Irvine ninth in its 2022 list of the U.S.’s “Best Colleges” – making it the highest-rated California university.

Newswise: New Blue Ridge Academic Health Group Report Outlines Challenging Economic Outlook for Academic Health Centers
Released: 16-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
New Blue Ridge Academic Health Group Report Outlines Challenging Economic Outlook for Academic Health Centers
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Recommendations for academic health centers in addressing a challenging economic outlook are set out in a new report issued by the Blue Ridge Academic Health Group (BRAHG).

Released: 13-May-2022 1:30 PM EDT
Bill Gates-backed artificial breast milk company is not responsible for the baby formula shortage
Newswise

There’s no evidence that an investment in BIOMILQ – a startup that makes artificial breast milk has anything to do with the baby formula shortage. The shortage is caused by supply chain problems and a recall of formula owned by Abbott Nutrition.

Newswise: Howard County, Johns Hopkins APL Join Forces to Leverage Smart City Innovation in Gateway District
Released: 13-May-2022 1:15 PM EDT
Howard County, Johns Hopkins APL Join Forces to Leverage Smart City Innovation in Gateway District
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

APL is bringing its expertise in public health, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and climate change into a collaboration with the Howard County Economic Development Authority to incorporate smart and connected community concepts within the county’s Gateway District.

Newswise: New research finds that preference for remaining is key to successful immigration
Released: 11-May-2022 3:10 PM EDT
New research finds that preference for remaining is key to successful immigration
BOCCONI UNIVERSITY

New research finds that policies granting permanent residency to immigrants conditional on acquiring host country skills - like language - are most likely to generate higher fiscal contributions to the host country through income taxes.

Released: 11-May-2022 8:30 AM EDT
Rising income inequality linked to Americans’ declining health
Ohio State University

Rising levels of income inequality in the United States may be one reason that the health of Americans has been declining in recent decades, new research suggests.

Newswise: UCLA-led Evaluation Shows Improved Outcomes for Medi-Cal Patients Under a Demonstration Program for Public Hospitals
Released: 9-May-2022 12:45 PM EDT
UCLA-led Evaluation Shows Improved Outcomes for Medi-Cal Patients Under a Demonstration Program for Public Hospitals
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

An evaluation led by Dr. Nadereh Pourat, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management, found a decreased use of emergency department visits and hospitalizations and slower growth in estimated Medi-Cal payments found in public hospitals compared with other hospitals

Released: 9-May-2022 12:45 PM EDT
Long-term planning projections highlight economic challenges, opportunities in Utah’s coal counties
University of Utah

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute today released a report that references the institute’s 40-year population and employment planning projections to highlight how scheduled power plant closures and declining coal production will affect Utah’s coal counties. This research will help local officials and policy makers plan for the coming decades as economic circumstances continue to change.

Released: 9-May-2022 12:40 PM EDT
Research Highlights That Working While in School Has Long-Lasting Effects on Human Capital Formation
BOCCONI UNIVERSITY

Le Barbanchon (Bocconi) and co-authors analyze the effects of a well-designed Uruguayan work-school program: higher earnings and higher likelihood to be employed two years after the experience, and no sign of declining school attendance or lower grades

Released: 6-May-2022 4:45 PM EDT
Paid leave mandates reduce likelihood of decreasing paid work hours after a spouse’s health shock, study shows
George Mason University

The 2022 Economic Report of the President cited Associate Professor of Health Administration and Policy Priyanka Anand’s research on the impact of paid family leave mandates on labor supply and caregiving decisions following a spousal disability or health shock.

Newswise: Saving the Mekong delta from drowning
Released: 6-May-2022 4:40 PM EDT
Saving the Mekong delta from drowning
Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Southeast Asia’s most productive agricultural region and home to 17 million people could be mostly underwater within a lifetime.

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Released: 6-May-2022 2:25 PM EDT
FSU Faculty Available to Comment for 2022 Hurricane Season
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: May 2, 2022 | 4:03 pm | SHARE: Florida State University faculty are leaders in the study of hurricanes and the effects of these destructive storms.Their scholarship has led to research on infrastructure challenges, evacuation routes, sustainable tools and mental health challenges for those affected by hurricanes.

Newswise: FAU’s LeaAnne DeRigne, Ph.D., Cited in U.S. ‘2022 Economic Report of President Biden’
Released: 5-May-2022 8:30 AM EDT
FAU’s LeaAnne DeRigne, Ph.D., Cited in U.S. ‘2022 Economic Report of President Biden’
Florida Atlantic University

DeRigne’s research on the importance of paid sick leave benefits cited in President Biden's report, was published in 2016 in the journal Health Affairs. The study was the first to examine the relationship between paid sick leave benefits and delays in medical care and forgone medical care for both working adults and their family members.

Released: 4-May-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Survey of LA homeless finds few want group shelter beds
RAND Corporation

A unique study conducting counts and surveys of unsheltered people in three parts of Los Angeles found that nearly half had been offered housing in the past, but they cited the housing intake process, desires for privacy and concerns about safety as obstacles they face in efforts to get off the streets, according to a new RAND Corporation report.

Newswise: White House Announces Historic Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health
Released: 4-May-2022 7:05 AM EDT
White House Announces Historic Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health
Tufts University

The Biden-Harris administration announced today that it will hold a historic White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health this September. The conference will be only the second of its kind and the first in more than 50 years.

Newswise: Which Municipal Bond Issuers Have the Speediest Audit Times?
Released: 3-May-2022 4:50 PM EDT
Which Municipal Bond Issuers Have the Speediest Audit Times?
University of Illinois Chicago

Median audit times for municipal bond issuers have generally been increasing since 2009

Released: 3-May-2022 3:20 PM EDT
Pandemic Worsened Inequality for Migrant Fishers
Cornell University

The pandemic has exacerbated inequalities in the international fishing industry, according to a new report from Cornell University researchers and the International Labour Organization (ILO), who presented their findings at a virtual webinar April 27.

Released: 3-May-2022 3:00 PM EDT
The latest expert commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court
Newswise

Are you looking for expert commentary on the leaked opinion draft that appears to overturn Roe v. Wade? Newswise has you covered! Below are some of the latest headlines that have been added to the U.S. Supreme Court channel on Newswise.

Released: 3-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
National Zoning Atlas to demystify America’s patchwork of codes
Cornell University

Cornell University’s Legal Constructs Lab has announced the launch of a National Zoning Atlas, which will enable people to better understand zoning codes and the regulatory constraints embedded in them.

Released: 2-May-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Researchers’ tools show who is most easily duped by “financial bullshit”
Linkoping University

Is it possible to predict which consumers are in the risk zone for being misled by individuals who promote “financial bullshit”?

Released: 2-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Local food suppliers proved their value during the pandemic, so how do we ensure they thrive? Reports and Proceedings
University of Sheffield

Local food suppliers saved the day during the Covid-19 pandemic food shortages, but new research from the University of Sheffield also finds lessons need to be learnt if national food systems are to survive future crises.

Newswise: Story tips: Fueling up on savings, COVID’s behavior effect, cosmic collisions, seismic and sound, and space-to-ground comms
Released: 2-May-2022 9:40 AM EDT
Story tips: Fueling up on savings, COVID’s behavior effect, cosmic collisions, seismic and sound, and space-to-ground comms
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL story tips: Fueling up on savings, COVID’s behavior effect, cosmic collisions, seismic and sound, and space-to-ground comms

Released: 28-Apr-2022 5:45 PM EDT
Import tariffs: an alternative to a European energy embargo against Russia
University of Cologne

Tariffs on Russian energy imports could provide the EU with a lever to reduce Russia’s financial gains from its oil and gas exports and allow it to flexibly react to Moscow’s actions in Ukraine, a team of economists from the European think tank Bruegel, Harvard, and the University of Cologne propose in a letter to Science and in a working paper.

Newswise: New Study Shows Hybrid Learning Led to Significant Reduction in Covid-19 Spread
Released: 28-Apr-2022 4:50 PM EDT
New Study Shows Hybrid Learning Led to Significant Reduction in Covid-19 Spread
Georgia Institute of Technology

A new study published in BMC Public Health shows that hybrid learning utilizing alternating school days for children offers a significant reduction in community disease spread. Total closure in favor of remote learning, however, offers little additional advantage over that hybrid option.

Newswise: New earthquake assessments available to strengthen preparedness in Europe
Released: 28-Apr-2022 1:55 PM EDT
New earthquake assessments available to strengthen preparedness in Europe
ETH Zürich

During the 20th century, earthquakes in Europe accounted for more than 200,000 deaths and over 250 billion Euros in losses.

Released: 28-Apr-2022 6:05 AM EDT
What Elon Musk's Move Means for Stakeholders
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith's David Kass gives three takes on what Elon Musk's Twitter deal means for stakeholders of Twitter and Tesla.

Released: 28-Apr-2022 1:30 AM EDT
Global aid response on Ukraine too short-term, says study
Taylor & Francis

International organisations and governments offering aid to Ukraine are not targeting their assistance effectively, according to research published in the peer-reviewed journal Public Money and Management.

Released: 27-Apr-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Sorenson Impact Center Launches Putting Public Assets to Work Incubator
Sorenson Impact Center, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

The Sorenson Impact Center, in partnership with the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and Urban3, is launching, ‘Putting Assets to Work’, an incubator program designed to help cities and counties leverage existing government assets to generate new revenue for impact-oriented programs without raising taxes on citizens.

Newswise: Virginians Say Research Investment Improves Health, Economy
Released: 27-Apr-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Virginians Say Research Investment Improves Health, Economy
Virginia Tech

Virginians across the political spectrum (84%) say investing in research is important to the state’s economy, according to new survey released today .

Newswise: The Trump Baby Bump Among Republicans After the 2016 Election
Released: 27-Apr-2022 10:35 AM EDT
The Trump Baby Bump Among Republicans After the 2016 Election
University of California San Diego

Republican-leaning counties saw a sharp rise in birth rates compared to Democratic-leaning counties after Donald J. Trump’s surprise win in the 2016 presidential election, reveals a forthcoming study from the University of California San Diego. Democratic counties, on the other hand, experienced a baby slump.

Released: 26-Apr-2022 2:45 PM EDT
Social Capital is a Key Driver of Small Business: New Study
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Why do small businesses exploit business opportunities better in some areas than others? Maryland Smith researchers show that local social capital (trust, cooperation level among residents) strongly predicts loan uptake after controlling for close-by bank branches, income and education.


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