Lux et Data: ISPS Blog

Understanding Title IX Noncompliance
Celene Reynolds

November 16, 2015

Despite the fact that Title IX been on the books for over 40 years, we have little information on the number of alleged Title IX violations that occur.

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The Counterintuitive Effects of a Prosocial Online Game: When Good Intentions Go Awry
Gina Roussos

October 30, 2015

Without a nuanced understanding of how prosocial gaming influences attitudes, it could end up reinforcing prejudices,

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Ben Carson, Beating All Comers
Alan Gerber and Barry Nalebuff

October 30, 2015

Running a pairwise contest between the top 12 Republican candidates.

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New Haven Focused Deterrence Strategy Associated with Significant Decline in Gun Violence
Michael Sierra-Arevalo

October 21, 2015

A case for bolstering focused deterrence programs in New Haven.

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Making the Charitable Sector More Charitable
Jennifer McTiernan

September 30, 2015

Reforming the charitable tax deduction so it lives up to its name.

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Signaling and Counter-Signaling in the Judicial Hierarchy
Deborah Beim, Alexander V. Hirsch, Jonathan P. Kastellec

September 21, 2015

Examining the hierarchical relationship that exists within the U.S. Courts of Appeals.

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Want to Help the Refugees? Teach Migration as Part of IR
Margaret Peters

September 10, 2015

Openness to trade, off-shore production, and labor-saving technology have decreased business’s support for open, low-skill immigration.

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U.S. Political Dysfunction
Aaron Goldzimer

September 3, 2015

To combat political polarization, will it help to let political parties collect more cash?

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Data Availability Determines Whether Campaigns Focus On The Middle Or The Base
Eitan Hersh

August 11, 2015

Based on the electorate’s prior behavior, campaigns can anticipate who will vote, but they have poor signals about where voters stand.

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The Missing Lesson of Ferguson: Conduct ≠ Contact
Vesla M. Weaver

August 11, 2015

Crime distribution by race hasn't changed much, but contact with the law has.

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The United States Is No Longer a Climate Laggard
Matto Mildenberger

July 15, 2015

Unprecedented executive action shows the US is getting serious about climate change.

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The Real Story about How Data-Driven Campaigns Target Voters
John Sides

July 10, 2015

A Q&A with Eitan Hersh on his new book.

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How Much Should New Drugs Be Regulated?
Rebecca McKibbin

June 4, 2015

Right to Try Laws are presented as a costless solution; they are not.

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The Shooting Disease: Who You Know, Where You Live
Michael Sierra-Arevalo

June 1, 2015

Urban gun violence is not as random as it appears.

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What Makes Field Organizers Effective? Being Like the People They Want to Persuade.
Eitan Hersh

June 1, 2015

What the research actually shows about persuading voters.

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Retail Consumer Protection as Household Stimulus
Rory Van Loo

May 12, 2015

Consumers could save on their goods purchases with better federal policies.

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‘Civilizing’ the Fractured Relationship between Police and Minority Communities
Michael Sierra-Arevalo

April 24, 2015

The question now is - how to restore the relationship between the public and the police?

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Myopic Voters and the Samaritan’s Dilemma
Jerome Schafer

April 23, 2015

A small window of opportunity exists to enact federal disaster preparedness programs.

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Charging Media for Using Police-Shooting Video May Be the Price of Equal Justice
Vesla Weaver and Briallen Hopper

April 22, 2015

The cost of witnessing and filming police misconduct.

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The Long and Polarizing History of the Parental Notification Debate
Jenna Healey

March 30, 2015

Bitter partisan rhetoric over a social science experiment undermines the effort to prevent teen pregnancy.

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