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Atlanta Federal Reserve President to Deliver IPR Distinguished Lecture at Northwestern

Raphael Bostic will lecture on “Staying Purposeful and Resolute in the Battle Against Inflation,” in which he will discuss the central bank’s ongoing efforts to bring down elevated inflation that continues to inflict pain on American families.

New Fellows Deepen IPR’s Interdisciplinary Policy Expertise

September 29, 2022
IPR's new fellows (from left to right): Economist Elisa Jácome, African American Studies scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and political scientist Brian Libgober.
Three new fellows joined IPR in September, adding their expertise in critical areas of the Institute’s interdisciplinary social policy research portfolio.

IPR Scholars Led Workshop on R&D in STEM Education

September 7, 2022
Larry Hedges gives a presentation
IPR statisticians Larry Hedges and Elizabeth Tipton trained researchers in the latest evaluation methods.

Labor Unions Are Key in Protecting Workers’ Rights in States

August 30, 2022
A group of protestors rallied in support of Amazon workers and unionization.
Research suggests that states with more union members maintained better work conditions and offered workers more protections.

Coronavirus Media Mentions

August 24, 2022
Stay up-to-date with the latest IPR faculty media mentions concerning COVID-19 as well as other IPR news related to the coronavirus in 2022.

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