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October 2019 Newsletter

Solomon Hsiang's work was featured on the cover of Nature magazine, O-Lab welcomed new affiliates Claire Montialoux and Elizabeth Linos, Frederico Finan found that social networks help facilitate vote-buying exchanges and more…


August and september 2019 Newsletter

O-Lab granted research awards to seven graduate students, Ziad Obermeyer applied machine learning techniques to Medicare claims, and Michael Reich found that increasing minimum wage would decrease suicides and more…


July 2019 Newsletter

Michael Reich found that the U.S. can raise the minimum wage without hurting jobs, O-Lab welcomed new affiliates, Ted Miguel and Catherine Wolfram questioned the prevailing belief that access to electricity drives development and more…


June 2019 Newsletter

Solomon Hsiang spoke before congress as an expert witness on the economic consequences of climate change, Harvard University awarded Emmanuel Saez an honorary Doctor of Laws, O-Lab opens a call for proposals and more…


MAy 2019 Newsletter

Gabriel Zucman is “America’s top wealth detective,” Hilary Hoynes wrote a policy proposal on how to strengthen SNAP, O-Lab welcomed a new project manager and more…


April 2019 Newsletter

Rucker Johnson released his book “Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works,” Ted Miguel spoke to VoxEU about randomized controlled trials in the long run, O-Lab released its spring "In Brief" series and more…


March 2019 Newsletter

Hilary Hoynes helped write a report that provides recommendations to cut child poverty in half, Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman “opened up” their analysis on Senator Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax plan and more…


February 2019 Newsletter

Congress passed the Foundations for Evidence Based Policymaking Act of 2018, affiliates Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman advised Senator Elizabeth Warren on a wealth tax proposal, affiliate Rucker Johnson and co-author C. Kirabo Jackson found that early childhood investments can make subsequent investments in poor children more productive and more…


November 2018 Newsletter

William Dow and affiliate Michael Reich launched a new research hub to explore the health effects of income and workplace policies, Solomon Hsiang and Professor Robert Kopp released "An Economist's Guide to Climate Change Science," Daniel Schneider and co-author Orestes Hastings were awarded The Tobin Project's 2018 Prize for Exemplary Work on Inequality and Decision Making and more…


October 2018 Newsletter

O-Lab launches In Brief, which summarizes important and timely research papers by our faculty, Hilary Hoynes was featured on PBS News Hour, a research by a team of economists, including affiliate Michael Reich, finds that wage hikes led to significant increases in earnings without significant reductions in employment and more…


Summer 2018 Newsletter

Enrico Moretti's book "The New Geography of Jobs" made it onto Obama’s reading list, Jonathan Kolstad and Benjamin Handel receive the 2018 ASHEcon Medal and more…


Winter 2017 Newsletter

O-Lab launches Our Take, Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman examine the GOP tax plan and find it “achieves just the opposite of its stated goal," Solomon Hsiang writes a New York Times Op-Ed on the economic costs of Hurricane Maria and more…