Lux et Data: ISPS Blog

The Least Productive Congress in History?
David Mayhew

January 2, 2014

How is Congress's productivity being measured?

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Papachristos and Meares on Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue

December 23, 2013

The authors look at gun violence as a public health issue

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The Individual Mandate and the Elusive Goal of Equal Access to Health Insurance
Martin Hackmann

December 16, 2013

Why the ACA's individual mandate is good for economics and for people's health

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How Congress Works (And the ObamaCare Subsidies Lawsuit)

December 12, 2013

The pending Obamacare health exhange lawsuit should be decided within the next week or so

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Hacker and Hathaway on Congressional Gridlock & Presidential Power

December 9, 2013

A dysfunctional Congress is not fixed by unchecked presidential power

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The Senate and the Nuclear Option
David Mayhew

November 22, 2013

The Senate’s ruling Democrats pulled the plug on minority obstruction

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Common Data Problems
Limor Peer

November 20, 2013

At the recent Yale Day of Data, researchers spoke about practical challenges they have relating to the data they use in their research.

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Is the U.S. “Over-Licensed?” The Case for Reforming America’s Professional Licensing Laws
Gabe Scheffler

November 11, 2013

29% of American workers today are licensed; an argument to be made for de-regulation.

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Encouraging More Female Candidacies by Subsidizing Childcare
Rachel Silbermann

November 5, 2013

To increase women candidates and diversity, federally subsidize childcare.

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Could Federal Sequestration Point the Way Toward Ending Government Shutdowns?

November 4, 2013

Congress could use defaults more frequently

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Parental Participation in Public Inner-City Schools: An Unenforced Opportunity and Dilemma
Craig Holloway

November 1, 2013

How federal govt can incentivize schools to encourage parental involvement

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Crowdfunding for Private Security in Oakland Ignores a Few Key Facts

October 23, 2013

What's the harm of crowdfunded security?

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When Due Process Fails: Debt Collection and Civil Contempt

October 22, 2013

Protecting consumers in debt collection

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Interpretation and Experimentation as Advocacy at the CFPB
Vivekinan Ashok

October 15, 2013

Improving the tools to educate and protect consumers

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Time for the Feds to Take Financial Transparency Seriously
Yousef AbuGharbieh

October 8, 2013

Federal government needs to provide a site where the public can view federal spending

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Time to Reckon with Prison Labor
Charles Decker

October 1, 2013

As monetary restitution becomes a part of the "carceral state," the wages of prison laborers need to be improved

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Can Knowing What You Pay Bring Medical Costs Down?
Nicholas Downing

September 24, 2013

Hospital pricing tranparency and keeping costs down

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The Imperative to Share Complete Replication Files
Allan Dafoe

September 23, 2013

Scientific knowledge is only as reliable as the empirical analysis on which it is based.

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George Zimmerman: A Case Study in Motivated Reasoning
Jamie Luguri

September 17, 2013

The focus should have been on the Florida law

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Numbers Alone Won’t Shrink Prisons
Alison Kanosky

September 10, 2013

It’s unlikely that America’s overgrown prison system is going away anytime soon

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