Though the U.S. economy steams ahead, many Americans continue to experience aftershocks of the worst U.S. economic crisis since the Great Depression, according to research by IPR faculty.

IPR education researcher and statistician Larry Hedges has been awarded the 2018 Yidan Prize, the world’s largest prize in education research. 
Good Cop, Bad Cop?

Civilian allegations can predict which police officers pose the highest risk for serious misconduct, according to a new study by law professor and IPR associate Max Schanzenbach.
Payday Loans Tied to Health Risks

IPR biological anthropologists Christopher Kuzawa and Thomas McDade find that short-term borrowing is linked to higher anxiety and other symptoms. 
"To the extent the concerns around Kavanaugh are adequately handled or not, this could mobilize white suburban women, a really key segment of the electorate, to vote for Democratic congressional candidates."
Awards & Honors
IPR statistician Bruce Spencer received the Statistical Partnerships Among Academe, Industry, and Government Award for his work with the National Science Foundation—Census Research Network.
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Working Papers
The Effects of Information and Application Assistance on Take-Up, Targeting, and Welfare: Experimental Evidence from SNAP
(WP-18-03) by Amy Finkelstein and Matthew Notowidigdo

Unpacking a Multi-Faceted Program to Build Sustainable Income for the Very Poor
(WP-18-04) by Abhijit Benerjee, Dean Karlan, Robert Darko Osei, Hannah Trachtman, and Christopher Udry

Debt Traps? Market Vendors and Moneylender Debt in India and the Philippines
(WP-18-05) by Dean Karlan, Sendhil Mullainathan, and Benjamin Roth
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Upcoming Events
October 8: "Safety Net Investments in Children" by Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Margaret Walker Alexander Professor and IPR Director

October 15: "Building a Costly Brain: Implications for the Evolution of Human Childhood and the Developmental Origins of Obesity" by Christopher Kuzawa, Professor of Anthropology and IPR Fellow

October 22: "Rosie's Kids: Exposure to WWII Preschool (1943–46) and Later-Life (2000–15) Outcomes in the United States" by Joseph Ferrie, Professor of Economics and IPR Associate

October 29: "Relative Message Persuasiveness: Why It Matters, How to Assess It, and How to Pretest for It" by Daniel O'Keefe, Owen L. Coon Professor of Communication Studies and IPR Associate
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