J-PAL North America announces five new partnerships with state and local governments

New partners will work with J-PAL to develop rigorous evaluations of policies related to criminal justice, health, housing stability, and economic security.

J-PAL North America | Oct. 28, 2019 | mit
~11 mins   

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What makes for better bureaucracy?

Political science PhD candidates Guillermo Toral and Tugba Bozcaga find that government-appointed officials deliver the goods — given the right circumstances.

Leda Zimmerman | MIT Political Science | Oct. 21, 2019 | mit
~10 mins   

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The permanent struggle for liberty

Daron Acemoglu’s new book examines the battle between state and society, which occasionally produces liberal-democratic freedom.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Sept. 24, 2019 | mit
~11 mins   

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How “information gerrymandering” influences voters

Study analyzes how networks can distort voters’ perceptions and change election results.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Sept. 4, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

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Fabrics poised to become the new software

Basic research advance leads to production of more than 250,000 chips embedded within fibers in less than a year.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office | May 21, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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Public opinion study in Europe shows drop in anti-immigration sentiment, among other changes

Surveys spanning recent decades also reveal geographic differences and gender gap in economic views.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | May 16, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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Advocating for federal research funding on Capitol Hill

Students and postdocs from MIT's Science Policy Initiative meet with lawmakers on Science-Engineering-Technology Congressional Visits Day 2019.

Science Policy Initiative | April 24, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

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